BATAVIA, N.Y. --- Local harness racing fans are in for a treat Wednesday night (Oct. 23) as Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., North America's leading driver in victories thus far in 2013, is scheduled to be in the sulky in 9 of 12 races at Batavia Downs. First post is set for 6:30 p.m.
Entering the week, the 27-year-old Wrenn, Jr. leads the way with 565 wins in 2,519 starts while placing second in 399 and third in 334. His Universal Driver's Rating is .356 and has earned $2,146,788 this season. His nearest rival is Dave Palone, harness racings all-time leading reinsman, who has 529 victories while Tim Tetrick sits third with 510.
In 2012, Wrenn, Jr. finished 14th overall in North America with 437 victories, but well behind Palone's leading mark of 674.
Wrenn, Jr. is no stranger to Western New York, however, as he competed in 159 races earlier this year at Buffalo Raceway where he had 29 victories and $167,774 in earnings.
Also on February 22, Wrenn, Jr. posted 10 wins on a single program at Northville Raceway (MI).
He currently drives on the Ohio circuit at Northfield Park and in Virginia at Colonial Downs.
The entire 12-race program will be broadcast on Time-Warner Cable, Channel 98 in Rochester and the surrounding areas with track announcer Joe Zambito and Ashley Holliday the co-hosts. The Wednesday night Time-Warner broadcast has been extended through December 4.
For more information on the upcoming schedule, race replays, promotions and news, go to http://bataviadownsgaming.com/
by Brian J. Mazurek, for Batavia Downs