Batavia Downs final week draw schedule December 7, 2018

Batavia, NY — Horsemen racing at Batavia Downs should take note of the draw schedule for the final week of racing for 2018. There will be a double draw held on Tuesday (Dec. 11) for Friday (Dec. 14) and Saturday (Dec. 15) with the box closing at 9 a.m. After the draw, the judges will also close both programs on Tuesday (Dec. 11). Also please … Continue reading Batavia Downs final week draw schedule »

It’s Sportsmuffler again in Batavia mares Open December 6, 2018

Batavia, NY — As the weather gets colder, she keeps getting bolder. Sportsmuffler continued to dominate the local distaff colony by winning the $10,400 fillies and mares Open handicap pace with little effort on a cold night at Batavia Downs on Monday (Dec.5). Driver Billy Davis Jr. left three-wide with the 1-5 Sportsmuffler and out-dueled Kaitlyn Rae (Mike Caprio) to the catbird seat from where … Continue reading It’s Sportsmuffler again in Batavia mares Open »

In Runaway Bay N coasts to Batavia feature win December 2, 2018

Batavia, NY — As the rain came down, In Runaway Bay N splashed through it in a convincing gate to wire triumph in the $11,500 Open Handicap pace on Saturday night (Dec. 1) at Batavia Downs. In Runaway Bay N (Kevin Cummings) took early command from post two and set down even early fractions; reaching the half in :58.3. As they rounded the second turn … Continue reading In Runaway Bay N coasts to Batavia feature win »

Empire Earl N victorious in Batavia feature trot December 1, 2018

Batavia, NY — Another sloppy track greeted participants for Friday night’s (Nov. 30) card but it was no impediment for Empire Earl N who double-moved to victory in the $11,500 Open handicap trot at Batavia Downs. Leaving from post four, Empire Earl N (Drew Monti) tucked second behind Crystal Sphere (Billy Davis Jr.) who led the field to the half in :59.1. At that station the outside … Continue reading Empire Earl N victorious in Batavia feature trot »

Batavia Downs announces Holiday late-closer series November 30, 2018

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced today that a new late-closer series for horses that have raced at the track this year will be offered in December. “The Dash for Holiday Cash” is for horses that are non-winners of $20,000 in 2018 as of Tuesday (Nov. 27) with at least 10 starts at Batavia Downs and five of those starts must have been for … Continue reading Batavia Downs announces Holiday late-closer series »

Sportsmuffler silences rivals in Batavia distaff feature November 29, 2018

Batavia, NY — Trounced would be kind; annihilated would be accurate. Sportsmuffler took the best local mares to task at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Nov. 28) and taught school after winning by open-lengths going away in the $10,400 Open Handicap fillies and mares pace. Billy Davis Jr. wasted no time getting the lead off the gate and started a gapped journey immediately. After getting … Continue reading Sportsmuffler silences rivals in Batavia distaff feature »

Iyq Yqr bounces back in Batavia Open pace November 25, 2018

Batavia, NY — After finishing fourth last week while being parked out the whole mile, Iyq Yqr rebounded Saturday night (Nov. 24) with a come-from-behind effort to win the $11,500 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs. There were no leavers this week when the gate released the group, leaving In Runaway Bay (Kevin Cummings) in charge of the fractions and as such, they went to … Continue reading Iyq Yqr bounces back in Batavia Open pace »

Southern Palms scores in Batavia feature upset November 24, 2018

Batavia, NY — Southern Palms has been knocking on the door the past two weeks in Batavia Downs top trot, but Friday night (Nov. 23) he kicked that door down and dethroned Lougazi in winning the $11,500 Open Handicap trot. Crystal Sphere (Billy Davis Jr.) and Southern Palms (Kevin Cummings) both left from mid-pack and settled on the front in that same order. After doing … Continue reading Southern Palms scores in Batavia feature upset »

Kaitlyn Rae nabs 14th win of the year at Batavia November 22, 2018

Batavia, NY — Who has 63 lifetime wins, 14 of which were taken this year and is currently the fourth winningest mare in North America? That would be Kaitlyn Rae, who bested the top female pacers in western New York once again on Wednesday evening (Nov. 21) after she won the $10,400 Open Handicap pace for fillies and mares at Batavia Downs. Out-stepping Hey Kobe … Continue reading Kaitlyn Rae nabs 14th win of the year at Batavia »

Holiday draw schedule for Batavia Downs November 20, 2018

Batavia, NY — Horsemen racing at Batavia Downs should take note of the revised draw schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving week. There will be a double draw held on Tuesday (Nov. 20) for Friday (Nov. 23) and Saturday (Nov. 24). The box closes at 9 a.m. The main change to note is Saturday’s draw is moved up one day from Wednesday to Tuesday. Driver changes … Continue reading Holiday draw schedule for Batavia Downs »