HAMBURG, N.Y. --- It may be the off season at Buffalo Raceway but things are starting take shape for the 2019 harness racing season.
|5,000 tons of new material to be added at Buffalo Raceway|
Currently, the half-mile oval has a track improvement project in progress under the guidance of consultant Kim Crawford.
Buffalo Raceway Director of Operations Jon Cramer said, "We expect to have a race track that will be more than ready for the winter opening on January 31, 2019 with 5,000 tons of new material and the re-banking of the turns."
And while the track surface is being upgraded, the purse structure will be enhanced as well.
"At a minimum, we will start the meet with a 10 percent increase above the 2018 levels which were increased in May of last year," Buffalo Raceway Race Secretary Tom Agosti said. "All classes will be increased significantly because of the reduction of scheduled race days and the increases in gaming revenue. We will issue the opening purse schedules in November when stall applications go out."
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