Hamburg Gaming

Monday, December 10, 2018

2019 Buffalo Raceway Schedule

Below is the 2019 Buffalo Raceway 66-day schedule that is pending approval from the New York State Gaming Commission. Racing will begin on Wednesday, January 30th at 5 p.m. with action to continue on Saturday, February 2nd at 6 p.m.

Buffalo Raceway, located on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, will continue the Wednesday/Saturday schedule until April when Fridays will be added with the first race of the night set to go at 5 p.m. There are two Sunday programs slated, on June 16th and June 22nd, with post time set for 12:30 p.m.

On Saturday, May 4th, Saturday, May 18th and Saturday, June 8th, post time will be at 7:15 p.m. in order to allow fans to watch and wager on the Triple Crown races.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Track Renovation At Buffalo Raceway

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."

For more information on Buffalo Raceway including the latest news and simulcast schedule, go to

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Thank You!!!

I'd like to thank everyone who followed Brian's Buffalo Raceway Selections during the 2018 racing season.
Thanks for your support in 2018!!!

A full yearly recap story will be posted on Tuesday with all the statistics and highlights from the past season at Buffalo Raceway.

I'd like to thank Jim Mango, Jon Cramer, Steve Roth, Tom Agosti, Wayne Teaven and Cheryl Menchi along with trainers, drivers and owners for all their support and help they have given me throughout the year. Without their cooperation, this site wouldn't be as successful as it is. There have been nearly a quarter of a million hits on this website and I am also well over 1,500 Twitter followers.

Also, check out Hoof Beats Magazine in August for my story on Quicksilvercandy A and Riley Asher-Stalbaum. It's a neat story with great pictures provided by Steve Roth.

Once again, thank you to everyone who followed this website this season and we'll be back again in January, 2019.