Day At The Track

Batavia accepting entries for $50,000 Kane Memorial

04:14 AM 10 Oct 2014 NZDT
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Foiled Again, harness racing
Foiled Again winning the Kane Memorial
Fred J. Brown photo

Batavia, NY---Each year Batavia Downs signature event is the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial invitational pace. The race which is named for the former chairman of the board of the Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, owner of Batavia Downs Gaming, has played host to some of the biggest names in harness racing. The six million dollar man, Foiled Again, won the race twice in 2009 and 2013 and Aracache Hanover set the all-time track record of 1:51.1 with his victory in 2011.

This year's edition will be held on Saturday, October 18 and the condition sheet has already been released so that any interested horsemen can enter their horses as early as today.

Besides the $50,000 Kane Memorial Pace, there are many other premium racing opportunities that night including the $12,500 Brian Schroeder Open trot, $10,000 horses and geldings Open pace, $10,000 filly and mares Open pace and $7,500 mares Open trot. The box for all races for that night closes on Wednesday, October 15 at 9 a.m.

Entries can be made and inquiries can be placed by calling race secretary Joe Zambito at 585-344-6161.

By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

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