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July 27, 2010 - 12:44pm

Photos: Batavia Downs - Behind the scenes on opening day

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia Downs, photos, sports, harness racing.

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Yesterday, Batavia Downs opened its 64th harness racing season. Officials were kind enough to let me hang out in the stables and take pictures.

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Ken Rumble
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These are GREAT pic's Howard! I was there they had a good size crowd and excellent racing. Please post more of these, Batavia Downs racing needs stuff like this. Maybe you could interview a driver and trainer? Joe Zambito the announcer would be a good one as well. The weekend of August 14-15 is a big weekend called Back To The Track for many harness racing tracks across the US. Trying to get more fans of harness racing.
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THANKS FOR THE PICTURES HOWARD BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF WHEN I LIVED ON 75 REDFIELD PARKWAY BEHIND THE TRACK IN BATAVIA.
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Howard that first pic is awesome. The other ones are good too but that first one is awesome.
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Thanks, Jeremiah. I wasn't sure about it when I was shooting, but once I saw it on the computer, I felt it really captured the action of the start of a race.

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