Day At The Track

Buffalo - sextuplet of New York Sire Stakes

03:29 PM 20 Jun 2011 NZST
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New York Sire Stakes
New York Sire Stakes

Wednesday nights thirteen race harness racing card at Buffalo Raceway features a sextuplet of New York Sire Stakes for three year old colt trotters. Total purses over $150,000 will be on the line in the six divisions.

The feature race will be the 8th race as 4 of the seven entrants have already captured a Sire Stakes victory this season.

Trainer Ray Schnittker's Whitewater Rapids and Dream Lake for owner-trainer Don Wiest took their divisions at Monticello. While Sing Out from the George Teague barn and Petruchio trained by Linda Toscano won at Yonkers last week.

In the 4th race, start of the mid-double, Major Skirmish for trainer-driver Dan Daley will look to recapture the form he had at Buffalo as a two year old when he finished second, his best of the year. Also in the fourth is All In Tad who has two 2nd place finishes in NYSS action this year.

The second half of the mid-double has a pair of locally trained horses. Turtle Express trained by Bobbi Martin and Serious George from the Rich Mays stable will look for some home track advantage.

The Credit Winner colt Keenan who has taken each of his two NYSS divisions drew the far outside 7 hole.

The three other divisions are carded as races 2, 7, and 10.

Free programs are available to download for members of the Inside Track which is free to join at

The New York Sire Stakes is the state's premier harness racing program designed to promote the breeding, buying and racing of standardbred horses in New York State.

Administered by the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund, the New York Sire Stakes is the nation's oldest harness racing program of its kind.

Located on The Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY Buffalo Raceway offers exciting harness racing Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 24.

Jonathan Cramer

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