BATAVIA. N.Y. --- The Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-4 wager at Batavia Downs will continue this Wednesday night starting in the third race. It is part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program and co-sponsored with the Western New York Harness Horsemen's Association and Batavia Downs.
Free programs for the wager are available at the United States Trotting Association's website.
On-track patrons, if they wager a minimum of $10 on the Pick-4 at one time, will receive $10 in free play in the Batavia Downs' video lottery terminals (VLTs).
Batavia Downs also announced that beginning next week, the Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-4 wager will shift from Wednesday night to Saturday night for the entire month of October.
"It's no secret that after Labor Day our Wednesday business slows down so we thought it was time to move the guarantee to Saturday," Todd Haight, general manager of live racing said. "With the first Saturday guarantee being Kane Memorial night we think a great night of racing just became better."
The feature on Wednesday night's program is first race, the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace. Marty Party will open up as the 2-1 morning line favorite and score from the six hole with Drew Monti in the sulky. Last week, Marty Party tied the Batavia Downs' aged mares mark of 1:53.4 in taking a length victory over Winbak Heavenly.
First post is 6:30 p.m. and the entire card will be broadcast on Time-Warner Cable, Channel 98 in Rochester and surrounding areas.
For more information on Batavia Downs including the latest news, upcoming promotions, schedule and race replays, go to http://bataviadownsgaming.com/
by Brian J. Mazurek for Batavia Downs