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September 10, 2021 - 9:21am
posted by James Burns in news, horse.


A group from "A Horse's Friend" rode through Batavia on Monday. The purpose of the group is to expose inner city and underserved populations of youth to different experiences and show alternatives to life on the streets.  Mathew Doward leads the organization and he led this ride through Batavia. Mathew, who now resides in Rochester, was born in Batavia and went to school here.  For more information on the group or to offer donations or support please visit www.ahorsesfriend.org 


January 21, 2012 - 5:07pm
Event Date and Time: 
February 29, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm





Event:  GC39DCC - LEAP....MEET....and RIDE! (http://coord.info/GC39DCC)

What:  A geocaching event celebrating the third Leap Day in geocaching history and promoting the Herschell Carrousel Museum

When:  Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm

Where:  Herschell Carrousel Museum, North Tonawanda

September 11, 2011 - 12:13pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in Batavia Downs, racing, horse, hall of fame.

Batavia Downs Casino Hall of Fame night on September 10th, 2011 yielded two new inductees.


Patsy Rapone, who passed away after a fight with brain cancer, was inducted with an impressive 14,765 starts, 2,643 wins, and lifetime earnings of $5,821,089.


Ben Webster was also inducted and present for the honor.


Ben's 4,378 wins and lifetime earnings of $43,197,645 earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Pictured with Ben Webster is Don Suozzi, an aquintance of over 50 years.


Congratulations to both new members of the Batavia Downs Hall of Fame!



June 21, 2009 - 5:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, Stafford, horse.


There was a field with horses by where I parked my truck in Stafford this afternoon. I started snapping some pictures and this horse came over to check me out.

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