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July 21, 2022 - 10:07am

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The 76th year of racing at Batavia Downs kicked off last evening with a great turnout.  A total of 14 races of which 12 betting and 2 non betting was enjoyed by a great crowd. 

Jim Mulcahy, horseman representative who grooms trainers and drivers has been at the track for 50 plus years helping organize each night of racing.  There were 3 divisions and the majority were 2-year-old trotting phillies, New York sire stake races.

Wayne Teaven is the new track announcer who also announces in Buffalo too.

Photos by Steve Ognibene

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October 11, 2010 - 6:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, harness racing batavia downs.

Batavia Downs congratulated Cyndy Stranges, of Lockport, for winning its $1,000 Handicapping Contest held Oct. 9! She bested 267 other contestants with a top score of 44 points to claim the $500 top prize.

Mark Angora, of Rochester, finished just a point behind to claim second place and $250.
 
Three contestants each finished with 42 points, Allan Wallace, Jean Liddell and LuAnn Furano.
 
Via the tiebreaker -- $2 to win on each winner selected during the nine-race contest -- Wallace’s tiebreaker total of $44.70 vaulted him into third place, good for $125. Liddell’s tiebreaker total of $40.20 bested Furano’s $38.20. They won $75 and $50 respectively.
 
All prize money can be picked up beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Players Club.

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