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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Buffalo Raceway Picks for Saturday, January 20th

Here are my picks for Buffalo Raceway for Saturday, January 20th with a post of 6 p.m. for the 13-race card. You can bet the races at TVG, Twin Spires, Bet America, Finger Lakes Best Bets and other simulcast locations throughout North America. In the Handicapping Challenge, Brians Buffalo Raceway Selections and Buffalo Raceway announcer Wayne Teaven are tied at 0-0. 
                                                    Saturday, January 20th

Race # Horse Comments
1st 5 Empire Earl N Should reign supreme over these
6 Fox Valley Veto Gets my positive vote for second
1 Lenny Mac Always gives a solid performance
2nd 2 Littlebitaclass Draw into a winning post
6 Itsonlyrocknroll A Hard to fault record
3 Dark Horse Might be the 'dark horse' in this event
3rd 7 Wartech Late charge in the lane gets the win
4 My Future Ex Always hanging around late
2 True Muscle Last attempt wasn't true
4th 6 Hardts Of Bettor  Looks like a winning hand
2 Pan Street USA Impressed in previous at Northfield
7 Always N The Money Might need a race
5th 4 Im So Handsome Catch me if you can
3 Major Trick Might pull a 'trick' on this gang
2 Montezuma Bluechip Can't eliminate this guy
6th 4 Jack Of Clubs Sharp as any in here
8 Fraternity Long stretch helps out cause
1 Listowel Lands In a very dangerous position
7th 2 Ona Dream Finally completes the task this evening
1 Airliner Looms as the top threat
5 Gwally Has battled a lot tougher
8th 7 Whosurpapa Arrives fit and ready to go
2 Way To Go Fabieo Has been camera shy lately
1 Cheyenne Louie Finally gets an inside post
9th 4 Mr Perserverance The one to track down
1 R M Hawk Forget about last start
5 Dragon N Kickin Along late for third place
10th 3 Cartoonist Gets the last laugh tonight
5 Back On Board N Will be involved at the wire
7 Freaky Flyer Can’t leave off the ticket
11th 1 Mach Stockn Barrel Takes full advantage of the rail
3 Nassau County Wouldn't be a big surprise
4 Mister Livan N Might try and cut the mile
12th 1 Our Last Photo Gets photo opportunity against these
2 Hollywoods Thatway Have to respect these connections
5 Mary Leah This damsel takes on the boys
13th 1 One Source No excuses from the pylons
4 Bobcat Bound Looks like the main foe
7 Krystal C Adds value to the trifecta
Best bet:   Jack Of Clubs (6th race)
Live Longshot:   Hardts Or Bettor (4th race)
Pick-5 ticket:  2-6/7-4-2/6-2/4-3-2/4 = $18.00

We will play $2 to win on all top selections along with a $2 cold exacta and $1 trifecta wheels in all races. We will also play $2 daily doubles, $1 cold Pick-3s and a $1 cold Pick-5.

Saturday night's total investment: $87.00
Wednesday night's total winnings: $00.00 (cancelled)
Winning percentage: 0-of-0 00%
Top pick in the money: 0-for-0 00%
Best bet 0-of-0 00%
Brians Buffalo Raceway Selections and Wayne Teaven are tied at 0-0
BANKROLL: $00.00 (even)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Buffalo Raceway's ''Did You Know???

Did you know that Quicksilvercandy A won 22 times last season and was tied for the most wins in the United States with Safe From Terror who also took 22 races in 2017?

Racing returns on Friday at 5 p.m. at Buffalo Raceway!
Did you know that the winning percentage of favorites at Buffalo Raceway last season was 42.14 percent?

Did you know that the inside post captured 220 victories in 954 races in 2017?

Did you know Buffalo Raceway enters its 76th season of harness racing in 2018?

Did you the pacer Royal Reception won 6-of-8 starts in 2017 at Buffalo Raceway when the half-mile oval was considered  an 'off track'?

Did you know driver Kevin Cummings has the most wins in the past three seasons at Buffalo Raceway with 375 total followed closely by Drew Monti with 357?

Did you know driver Ray Fisher Jr. won at a 48 percent clip when aboard the post time favorite in 2017 with 58 victories in 121 attempts?

Did you know driver Larry Stalbaum notched 70 victories in 280 tries when the track at Buffalo Raceway was considered 'off'?

Did you know trainer JD Perrin has a combined 250 victories in the past three seasons with the most coming in 2016 when he had 106?

Did you know Jim Morrill Jr. had the top UDR rating at Buffalo Raceway in 2017 with a .378 mark thanks to 101 victories in 420 starts?

Driver Kevin Cummings
Did you know there was a total of 98 different drivers who participated in races at Buffalo Raceway in 2017, all of whom were men?

Did you know that only Kevin Cummings and Larry Stalbaum are the only two drivers to earn over $1 million in purse earnings in a season at Buffalo Raceway? Did you know Cummings has the record with $1,081,171 earned in 2015 while Stalbaum followed that with $1,007,325 produced in 2017?

Did you know Buffalo Raceway track announcer Wayne Teaven is a heavy metal music lover and has a vast collection of CDs, DVDs and box sets that total over 6,000? Did you also know that he calls youth football games in Newfane, Medina and Alden including the regular season, league playoffs and championship games?

Did you know Hamburg Gaming opened in the lower level of Buffalo Raceway in 2004?

Did you know that former driver/trainer and current Buffalo Raceway Racing Secretary Tom Agosti used to train thoroughbred race horses as well?

Did you know a female driver did not make a start at Buffalo Raceway in a pari-mutual race in 2017?

Maria Rice
Did you know that the last female to make a start at Buffalo Raceway was back in 2016 when Hannah Miller had two drives and Maria Rice had one? Did you know Miller did finish second in one of the races with her horse earning $1,850?

Did you know that track photographer Steve Roth sold insurance for 25 years and was his high school's (Batavia) photographer with his own dark room?

Did you know that the New York Sire Stakes will make its first appearance at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday, June 6 with the 3-year-old colt trotters in the spotlight?

Did you know that out of eight dates of the New York Sire Stakes coming to Buffalo Raceway in 2018, six are on Wednesday nights and two are on Sunday afternoons?

Did you know Buffalo Raceway track handicapper Brian Mazurek has owned shares of five different standard bred horses through the VIP Internet Stable in 2017 and saw his horses win 9-of-25 starts but not one of his winners were in Western New York?

Did you know Buffalo Raceway's 88-day meet begins on Friday night, January 12th beginning at 5 p.m.?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Buffalo Raceway Stall Applications Available

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Stall applications for the upcoming 2018 harness racing season at Buffalo Raceway are now available at several locations.

Those interested in racing during the 88-day campaign can get an application on-line at, at the Western New York Harness Horsemen's office located in Batavia, or by calling Buffalo Raceway Race Secretary Tom Agosti at 716-649-1280, ext. 6235.  Stall applications are due on Friday, December 8.

"There is a concern of a possible shortage of race horses," Agosti said. "We will be pleased to discuss racing opportunities with qualified trainers."

The barn area at Buffalo Raceway, located on the Erie County Fairgrounds, will open on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 with the first live racing program scheduled for Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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