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HAMBURG, N.Y. --- It's been nearly six months since Black Is Back ($4.70) went to the winner's circle but he made it 'back' there on Saturday night (May 8) after taking a three quarter length harness racing win over Mr Ham Sandwich in Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class AA-Handicapped Pace.   The previous time Black Is Back had a photo opportunity was on November 28, 2020 when he won the $8,500 Open I Pace at Batavia Downs. Last week, Black Is Back suffered a tough three-quarter loss to Mr Ham Sandwich but was able to turn the tables on him this time around.   Taking control from the start, Black Is Back (Shawn McDonough) put up splits of :29.0, :57.2 and 1:26.2 over the fast track. Things got interesting in the stretch drive with Mr Ham Sandwich (David McNeight III) taking dead aim on the leader but Black Is Back gutted it out to hit the wire first. Endeavors Pride (Wade Tomaszewski) took the show position.   Co-owned by Curtis Edholm and Mihajlo Zdjelar Sr. and conditioned by Mihajlo Zdjelar Jr., it was the first win of the campaign in three outings for Black Is Back. The 8-year-old gelding (Western Terror - Magic Moments) has produced $7,900 in earnings this year and $296,775 lifetime.   In the co-featured $10,200 Class A-Open Handicapped Trot, Stormont Rare ($4.70) continued his dominance as he captured his fourth straight victory at Buffalo Raceway with a three-quarter length win over Mugshots Bro in 1:57.4.   A field of five were slated to battle in the trotting main event but Before I Die was scratched which moved it down to four. At the start, Mr Quaker jumped it off, leaving Majestic Kat, Mugshot Bro and Stormont Rare left to duke it out.   Majestic Kat (Billy Davis Jr.) showed the way through the first three panels with splits of :29.0, :58.4 and 1:28.2. Turning for home, Majestic Kat (Billy Davis Jr.) broke stride which evaporated her hopes. Stormont Rare (Jim Morrill Jr.) now inherited the lead he had no problem in beating Mugshots Bro (McDonough). Majestic Kat regrouped to take third place.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, it was the fourth win in 11 starts for the 5-year-old gelded Stormont Rare (Glidemaster - Stormont Fried). The victory upped his seasonal earnings to $19,805 and $20,379 in his career.   Morrill Jr. had four victories in the bike, McNeight III picked up three with McDonough getting a pair. Sarama had four training victories while Cassandra Johnson notched her first career win as she conditioned Daylight Rush ($4.90) to the decision in the fifth race.   Racing will resume on Wednesday night at 5 p.m. with an 11-race program set. There will be a $5,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick 5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, entries and results, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- It was fiesta time for Ellieonthemove on Cinco De Mayo as she got back to her winning ways in Buffalo Raceway's $10,200 Class A-Open Handicapped Pace for the filly and mares on Wednesday evening (May 5). She held off a late charging Protect Blue Chip by a length in 1:56.0 over the fast race track to notch the popular $3.30 decision.   It was the first victory for Ellieonthemove in her last three starts after previously taking three of four races.   With Wonderful World (Jim Morrill Jr.) leading the way to an opening half of :57.1, Ellieonthemove (Kevin Cummings) was first up on the rim approaching the three-quarter marker.   Getting on even terms with Wonderful World hitting the home stretch, Ellieonthemove was no match for the remaining five ladies and took the solid victory. Protect Blue Chip (Billy Davis Jr.) came roaring on the outside late but ran out of real estate and finished second. Wonderful World and Greenhilldebatable (Shawn McDonough) hit the line together and had to share third place honors.   Owned by Sidney Easton and trained by Anthony Cummings, it was the fifth win in 13 appearances for Ellieonthemove (Well Said-Ireneonthemove). The 6-year-old mare has now earned $24,456 in 2021 and $117,754 lifetime.   Morrill Jr. and Cummings each had driving triples with Davis Jr. and Ray Fisher Jr. doubling. Rock Vinci and Christopher Naedele produced a pair of training victories.   Racing will continue on Saturday evening with an 11-race program set with post time scheduled for 6 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Billy Davis Jr. recorded his 3,000th career harness racing win on Sunday night (May 2) as he directed Vintage Grand to a win in the fifth race at Northfield Park.   "The only disappointing thing about getting three thousand wins was that my family couldn't celebrate it with me because they have to stay in Canada due to Covid-19," Davis Jr. said in reaching the milestone.   He went on to say, "When I was sixty or seventy away, I started to think about it but it really came up quicker on me than I anticipated. I remember when I was one away from two thousand wins, it took me like three weeks to get it," he added with a laugh.   DAVIS' 3000TH WIN REPLAY     Davis Jr. recalled his first career win, guiding Spartacus DJ to the victory back in 2007 at Fraser Downs in British Columbia. "He was trained by my Dad. My father had like fifty four hundred wins. At that time when I got my first, I was living in the moment so I didn't know what to expect down in the future. I guess I knew I could drive a horse though."   The 34-year-old Davis Jr., who resides in Guelph, Ontario, has driven at Buffalo Raceway, Batavia Downs, Flamboro Downs, Mohawk Raceway, Georgian Downs, Kawartha Downs and Mohawk.   In his career, he has won over $22.2 million in purse earnings.   "As I have gotten older, I am not driving as much," Davis Jr. lamented. "I remember racing seven days a week, working, it was exhausting, I am making decent money at Buffalo and Batavia (and now Northfield) and I am not killing myself doing it."   Looking at the future, Davis Jr. said, "I just want to stay consistent and reverent and things will work out good."   by Brian J. Mazurek

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- After a pair of heart breaking half length setbacks the past two weeks, Mr Ham Sandwich ($5.20) avoided disappointment again by rolling to a solid 3/4-length harness racing victory over Black Is Back in the $10,600 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (May 1). Mr. Ham Sandwich covered the mile in 1:54.0 over the fast track, the fastest time of the meet.   Sitting fourth after the half mile station, driver David McNeight III put Mr Ham Sandwich on the rim and took command from the pace setting Thor De Vie with a stanza to go. Powerfully striding out to a two length margin heading for home, Mr Ham Sandwich had no issues in turning back Black Is Back (Shawn McDonough) while Thor De Vie (Jim Morrill Jr.) finished in third.   Owned by Rose Campbell and trained by Russell Bratt, it was the third victory in 11 attempts for the 7-year-old horse. Mr Ham Sandwich has produced $22,333 in earnings this season and $268,305 lifetime.   Stormont Rare has tried his luck at Northfield Park and Saratoga Raceway but nothing seems to beat the friendly confines of Buffalo Raceway.   Pushing his record to perfect 3-for-3 at Buffalo Raceway on the 2021 campaign, Stormont Rare had to battle down the stretch before eventually holding on by a head over the pesky Majestic Kat in the co-featured $10,400 Class A-Open Handicapped Trot.   After reaching the lead approaching the opening panel, Stormont Rare (Morrill Jr.) set fractions of :29.0, :57.3 and 1:27.2 but had to brace for the battle in the lane from Majestic Kat (Billy Davis Jr.). On even terms in the drive to the wire, Stormont Rare ($4.40) was able to nudge ahead in the end to notch the victory over Majestic Kat in 1:57.2. Mugshots Bro (Shawn McDonough) took third place.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, it was the third win in 10 appearances for the 5-year-old gelded Stormont Rare (Glidemaster - Stormont Fred). The win increased his bankroll to $14,705 on the year and $65,379 lifetime.   Davis Jr. produced a triple while Kevin Cummings and Ray Fisher Jr. had driving doubles. Bratt and Maria Rice each had a pair of training wins.   Racing will resume on Wednesday night with an 11-race program to begin at 5 p.m. There will be a guaranteed pool of $3,000 in the Pick 5 starting in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com For full race results, click here. by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Yankee Secret was in the right place at the right time and it paid off in a victory in Buffalo Raceway's $10,200 Class A-Open Handicapped Pace for the harness racing filly and mares on Wednesday night (April 28).   Going first over past the half mile, Yankee Secret was in perfect position on the outside when the pace setting Robintheatm broke stride. Taking advantage of the sudden fortune, Yankee Secret (Ray Fisher Jr.) was able to stride on by without incident and open up a comfortable length advantage with a panel to pace.   From there, Yankee Secret ($14.20) was home free by 1-3/4 lengths at the line in a seasonal best 1:58.1 while Greenhilldebatable (Shawn McDonough) scrambled for second and Xenia's Chip (David McNeight III) took third.   Trained by Mihajlo Zdjelar Jr. and owned by David Widzinski, it was the second victory in 11 tries for Yankee Secret (Yankee Cruiser - Crystal Blaze). The 5-year-old mare has now produced earnings of $15,964 on the campaign and $49,812 lifetime.   On the undercard, Little Joke didn't mess around and wired the field in the $7,900 Class A-B Handicapped Pace for the ladies in 1:57.3.   Taking control from the start off the pylons, Little Joke ($3.20) fired up fractions of :29.3, :59.2 and 1:28.3 and romped away to a four length score over Who's Got The Move (Kevin Cummings) while Sarah Cola (Jim Morrill Jr.) rolled in for third.   Owned by the Vogel & Wags Nags Stable, Team Rice Racing and Adelphia Bloodstock, it was the third victory in nine tries for the 9-year-old mare Little Joke (Bettor's Delight - Town Joke). The win moved her seasonal earnings to $17,520 and $333,593 lifetime.   The other sub-featured event, the $7,900 Class B trot, saw Tartufo Lindy go coast to coast in a seasonal best 1:58.3. He turned back Le Millenaire (Billy Davis Jr.) by two lengths with All About Thechase (Mike Caprio) finishing in third.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, it was the second trip to the winner's circle in 11 appearances in 2021 for the 8-year-old gelded Tartufo Lindy (Conway Hall - Peace Of Pie) The victory improved his seasonal bankroll to $14,561 and $87,755 in his career.   Davis Jr. finished the evening with four wins with McNeight III and Morrill Jr. collecting a pair. Russell Bratt and Sarama each had two training victories.   Racing will resume on Saturday night with an 11-race card set. There's a special post time of 7:15 p.m. to accommodate the running of the Kentucky Derby.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- There was no breather for Stratosphere ($12.80) in Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace on Saturday night (April 24) but he was more than up to the persistent challenges in taking a half length harness racing win over Mr Ham Sandwich in 1:54.1, the fastest mile of the 2021 meet.   After collecting the lead just before the opening panel, Stratosphere (Drew Monti) was under constant siege during the entire mile tour around the half mile oval.   First it was Santana Beach who was parked alongside Stratosphere for the first half. After Santana Beach threw in the towel, it was now time for Mr Ham Sandwich and Iluvtomakemoney to take their turns at Stratosphere.   While giving it their best shots, Stratosphere was more than up for the challenge and gamely crossed the finish line ahead of Mr Ham Sandwich (David McNeight III) and Iluvtomakemoney (Ray Fisher Jr.).   Owned by Drew Monti and trained by Darrin Monti, it was the second victory in five attempts this season for the 6-year-old gelded Stratosphere (Mach Three-Northern Jade). The win improved his seasonal bankroll to $14,450 and $127,315 lifetime.   In the co-featured $10,400 Class A-Open Handicapped Trot, Southern Palms )$3.20) let Mr Quaker do all the dirty work then went by in deep stretch to register the head decision in a seasonal best of 1:57.1.   Mr Quaker blasted off the starting gate and posted quick fractions of :28.4, :57.1 and 1:26.3. Southern Palms (Jim Morrill Jr.) stayed in the pocket until ducking down into the passing lane and eventually going past the stubborn Mr Quaker. Keystone Apache (Billy Davis Jr.) finished in third place.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, the 8-year-old gelded Southern Palms (RC Royalty-Pacific Elegance) has now posted three wins in eight starts this year. The victory increased his earnings to $15,445 on the campaign and $356,613 in his career.   There were a couple of big shockers on the evening as This Baby Rocks (Fisher Jr.) kicked off the 11-race program with an $86.00 victory while Gallant Major (Jim McNeight Jr.) followed that up in the fifth race with an $84.50 triumph.   Morrill Jr. completed the evening with three driving wins while Fisher Jr. and Monti had doubles. Sarama had a pair of training victories.   Racing will continue on Wednesday evening with an 11-race card with a scheduled post time of 5 p.m. There will be a guaranteed pool of $10,000 in the Pick 5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Robintheatm came flying through the passing lane and 'stole' the harness racing victory in Buffalo Raceway's $10,200 Class A-Open Handicapped Pace for the ladies on a raw Wednesday night (April 21).   After seeing her four-race win streak abruptly end last week, Robintheatm (Jim Morrill Jr.) was bumped up in class, and that didn't stop her from beginning a new victory run.   Wonderful World (Mike Baumeister) showed the way through the opening three panels with splits of :28.3, :56.1 and 1:27.3 over the sloppy track. But turning for home, she called it a night while the closers started to make their surge to the finish line.   Robintheatm ($5.70), who got the pocket trip, proved to be the quickest of all and got up for the 3/4-length victory in 1:58.1 while Yankee Secret (Ray Fisher Jr.) took second and Ellieonthemove (Kevin Cummings) finished in third.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, it was the fifth win in seven outings for the 9-year-old mare Robintheatm (Nuclear Breeze-Robin The Bank). The victory moved her seasonal earnings to $18,929 and $172,262 lifetime.   Cummings, Morrill Jr., Billy Davis Jr. and David McNeight II all had two driving wins on the program while Sarama had a training double.   Racing will resume on Saturday night with an 11-race card scheduled for 6 p.m. There will be a $4,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick 5 which begins in the second race.   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Back in 1989 when Kevin Cummings scored his first harness racing victory of his career behind Orlando Otto, he was just hoping someday he'd reach 1,000 driving wins. Well on Saturday night (April 17), he soared well beyond those dreams from way back when.   Cummings reached the 4,000 lifetime victory plateau in his brilliant career and did so in style by steering Atlantis to a $26.20 upset win in Buffalo Raceway's fifth race.   "I didn't think about four thousand wins until a few weeks ago. It kind of crept up on me," Cummings said. "But then I knew it was just a matter of time. Getting four thousand wins is great but now I am looking forward to getting four thousand and one."   The 50-year-old Cummings, with the 4,000 wins under his belt, added that to his list of accomplishments that includes six driving titles at Buffalo Raceway and four championships at Batavia Downs. He has netted over $18.7 million in career purse earnings.   It didn't take Cummings long to get to 4,001 as he guided Santana Beach ($12.60) to his fourth straight victory by capturing the $11,200 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace by beating Mr Ham Sandwich by 3/4 lengths in 1:54.2, the fastest of the 2021 meet. Cummings completed the evening with three wins.   Watching Thor De Vie set splits of :28.0, :56.2 and 1:25.0, Santana Beach was in fourth and chomping at the bit to begin his first over journey heading toward the three-quarter marker.   From there, Santana Beach left the field in his wake and punched his ticket to the winner's circle. Mr Ham Sandwich (David McNeight III) was second while Southwind Onyx (Kyle Cummings) took third.   Trained by Richard Roth and owned by Jason Newell, it was the fifth victory in eight attempts for the 9-year-old gelded Santana Beach (Santanna Blue Chip - Beachs Luck). The triumph upped his seasonal bankroll to $22,214 and $198,489 in his career.   In the co-main event, Mr Quaker trotted up a storm in deep stretch and cruised on by Southern Palms to take the $10,500 Class A-Open Handicapped Trot by 3/4 lengths in 1:57.3 over the fast track.   Mr Quaker (Ray Fisher Jr.) followed the tempo-setting Southern Palms from third but drifted out to get into scoring position in the stretch drive. With a late burst approaching the wire, Mr Quaker ($6.30) rambled on past Southern Palms (Jim Morrill Jr.) while Majestic Kat (Billy Davis Jr.), who made a brief costly break, collected herself in time to get third place.   Owned by Mary Warriner and trained by Ryan Swift, it was the fourth win in nine starts for the 6-year-old gelded Mr Quaker (Pilgrims Chuckie - Julia Jett. The victory jacked his 2021 earnings to $20,470 and $177,439 in his lifetime.   Fisher Jr. completed the night with five driving wins while Swift scored four training victories and Roth conditioned two.   Racing will continue on Wednesday night with a 12-race program scheduled for 5 p.m.   For the latest news, race replays, entries and results, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- The usual tactics by Wonderful World paid off once again as she went gate-to-wire in posting a 3/4 length victory over Xenia's Chip in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,600 Filly and Mare Class A-B Optional Claiming Handicapped Pace on Wednesday night (April 14). She toured the half-mile harness racing oval in 1:56.4.   The win was bittersweet however as Wonderful World ($4.60) was claimed away from owner/trainer Sabrina Shaw by Michael Gentner for $21,000.   Using her early gate speed, Wonderful World cruised immediately to the top and registered splits of :29.0, :57.2 and 1:26.3 in her typical front-running style.   Turning for home, Wonderful World (Billy Davis Jr.) had little to worry about in crossing the wire. Xenia's Chip made a mild bid extremely late but had to settle for second place while Greenhilldebatable (Shawn McDonough) captured third.   It was the second victory in five starts this season for the 8-year-old mare Wonderful World (If I Can Dream - Smilefortheofficer). The win upped her seasonal earnings to $13,612 and $178,533 lifetime.   McDonough had a superb evening as he drove and trained three winners on the card while Davis Jr. had a trio of driving victories.   Racing will continue on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with an 11-race program scheduled.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com.   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- With the temperature reaching over 80 degrees at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (April 10), it was perfect 'beach' weather, Santana Beach ($15.40) weather that is.   Rising up through the harness racing ranks the past few weeks, Santana Beach (Kevin Cummings) found his new level, the $10,000 Class AA-Open Handicapped classification, just fine by rolling to a two length victory over Southwind Onyx in 1:54.3, the fastest time of the 2021 meet.   Back on March 6, Santana Beach paced to a four length score in the Class C division in 1:56.4. From there, it's been a steady climb onward and upwards with success found at each tougher division. After a victory last week in the Class A bracket, it was time for another jump for Santana Beach and it turned out to be another win.   Sitting third past the half, Santana Beach started his first over journey and eventually went by the pace-setting Mr Ham Sandwich approaching the final panel.   In the lane, a 28.3 final split was more than enough for Santana Beach to collect his third straight victory and fourth in his last five appearances. Southwind Onyx (Kyle Cummings) made a mild bid late to finish second while Stratosphere (Drew Monti) finished in third.   Owned by Jason Newell and trained by Richard Roth, it was the fourth win in seven tries for the 6-year-old gelded Santana Beach (Santanna Blue Chip - Beachs Luck). The victory jumped his seasonal earnings to $16,614 and $192,585 in his career.   Thor De Vie romped by 4-3/4 lengths in the $8,800 Class A pace by wiring the field for driver Kevin Cummings in a seasonal best of 1:54.4.   There was little drama in the event as Thor De Vie went the middle splits in :56.3 which proved to be too much for the rest of the field. Loaded Deck (Shawn McDonough) took the runner up position with Beachy Dream (Jim Morrill Jr.) placing third.   Co-owned by trainer Jim Graham, Lee Winters, Giuseppe Micchia and Paul Tandlmeyer, it was the second win in seven starts this season for Thor De Vie (So Surreal - Pebblebeach De Vie). The victory took his 2021 bankroll to $14,408 and $275,058 lifetime.   Kevin Cummings led the way for the drivers with four wins with Ray Fisher Jr. adding a pair. Lee Dahn and Ryan Swift had training doubles.   Racing will resume on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. with a 10-race card set. There will be a guaranteed pool of $3,000 in the Pick 5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, entries and results, go to www.buffaloraceway.com.   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Once Ellieonthemove got 'moving', there was no stopping her as she romped to a throttled down 1-3/4 length win over Laughing Emoji N in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,000 Class A-Open Pace for the fillies and mares on Wednesday night (April 7).   With the field being trimmed down to five due to the scratch of Blue Bell Bonnie, Ellieonthemove was parked for most of the opening quarter as Yankee Secret tried to take some of the starch out of her.   That ploy didn't work as once Ellieonthemove ($3.50) got in gear, there was no looking back.   Grabbing the front end after an opening split of :28.2, driver Kevin Cummings and Ellieonthemove were never in danger after that as he guided her to fractions of :58.0 and 1:27.1, crossing the line in 1:56.1 over the fast track. Laughing Emoji N (David McNeight III) rallied late for the place position with Yankee Secret (Ray Fisher Jr.) taking third.   Owned by Sidney Easton and trained by Anthony Cummings, Ellieonthemove (Well Said - Ireneonthemove) is a 6-year-old mare that has now earned $17,316 this season and $110,564 lifetime. It was her fourth victory in 10 tries in 2021.   In the $7,200 Class B Pace for the ladies, Robintheatm (Jim Morrill Jr.) collected her fourth straight win by holding off Supreme Dumpling (Billy Davis Jr.) by a half length in 1:56.4.   Robintheatm ($9.30) is owned by Mike Torcello and conditioned by Gerry Sarama. The 9-year-old mare has now bankrolled $13,825 on the season and $167,162 in her career.   Keystone Apache ($4.40) went first over just before the half and cruised home from there in collecting a four length score in 1:59.3 over Barn Beast (Kevin Cummings) in the $7.200 Class B Trot.   Owned by Vogel & Wags Nags Stable, Team Rice Racing and Adelphia Bloodstock and trained by Maria Rice, it was the third decision in six attempts for Keystone Apache. The 6-year-old gelding has now produced $8,625 in winnings on the campaign and $232,367 lifetime.   Davis Jr. led the way with three victories in the sulky while Shawn McDonough and Morrill Jr. each collected a pair. Sarama, McDonough and Jim Graham each posted a pair of training wins.   Racing will continue on Saturday evening with a 12-race card scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Stratosphere ($3.40) was out of this world by rallying to beat Southwind Onyx by a head in the $10,000 Open I-II Handicapped Pace on Saturday evening (March 27) at Buffalo Raceway in 1:55.0 over the fast harness racing track.   In the co-main event, the $10,000 Open I-II Handicapped Trot, Stormont Rare (Jim Morrill Jr.) came back home to Buffalo Raceway after stints at Northfield Park and Saratoga Raceway and made it a triumphant return by taking a 1-1/4 length victory over Majestic Kat in 1:57.2.   In the opener on the 12-race program saw Stratosphere (Drew Monti) rally late in the lane to beat Southwind Onyx (Kyle Cummings) by a head. Under Paid (Ray Fisher Jr.) was third.   Southwind Onyx did the dirty work as he was first over at the top of the lane and got the lead, rolling past Dojea Solo (Morrill Jr.). Stratosphere, in the meantime, followed the live cover of Southwind Onyx and managed to wear down the new leader in the stretch to collect the victory.    Owned by driver Drew Monti and trained by Darrin Monti, it was the first win in two starts for the 6-year-old gelded Stratosphere (March Three-Northern Jade). The victory upped his seasonal earnings to $7,500 and $120,865 in his career.   In the top tussle for the trotters, Stormont Rare ($4.50) was determined to cut the fractions and it paid off in the end.   After briefly relinquishing the lead to Majestic Kat (Billy Davis Jr.), Stormont Rare regained the advantage and posted fractions of :28.4, :58.0 and 1:27.2. In the drive to the wire, Stormont Rare was just too tough as Majestic Kat could cut into the lead. Wilberforce (Kyle Cummings) took the show position.   Conditioned by Gerry Sarama and owned by Mike Torcello, it was the second win in eight starts for the 5-year-old gelded Stormont Rare (Glidemaster-Stormont Fried). The victory upped his bankroll to $9,505 and $60,179 in his lifetime.   David McNeight III and Monti had triples in the sulky with Morrill Jr. and Davis Jr. each having two victories. Sarama had a training double.   Racing will continue on Wednesday evening with an 11-race card set for 6 p.m. There will be a $3,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick 5 starting in the second race.   Buffalo Raceway also announced that all Friday night racing dates in April previously scheduled will be cancelled due to a horse shortage. Also starting on April 7, all Wednesday programs will begin at 5 p.m EDT. while the Saturday programs will continue to have the usual 6 p.m. post.   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Wonderful World found everything to be just marvelous at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 24) as she went gate-to-wire to grab the victory in the $8,800 Class A-AA Handicapped Pace for the harness racing ladies.   Having little trouble in grabbing the lead from the start, Wonderful World ($6.70) enjoyed a great springtime tour around the Hamburg half-mile oval in turning back Greenhilldebatable (Shawn McDonough) by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:56.4 over the fast track. Ellieonthemove (Kevin Cummings) took the show position.   Driver Ray Fisher Jr. fired Wonderful World off the gate and put up good fractions of :29.0, :57.3 and 1:27.1. Taking a solid two length advantage to the top of the stretch, Wonderful World was in no serious danger the rest of the way as she strutted her stuff safely to the wire to notch her first win of the campaign.   Owned and trained by Sabrina Shaw, the 7-year-old mare Wonderful World (If I Can Dream-Smilefortheofficer) has now earned $8,762 this season and $173,683 lifetime.   In the sub-featured event, Robintheatm ($7.20) made it three straight by trouncing the field in the $7,200 Class A-B Handicapped Pace for the gals in 1:57.1. She beat Who's Got The Move (Kevin Cummings) by three lengths with Hey Kobe (David McNeight III) finishing in a distant third.   Trained by Gerry Sarama and owned by Mike Torcello, Robintheatm (Nuclear Breeze-Robin The Bank) has earned $10,225 in 2021 and $163,562 in her career.   Morrill Jr. completed the evening with four wins while Billy Davis Jr. finished with three. Sarama had three victories and Jim Graham picked up two on the training side of the ledger.   Racing will continue on Saturday evening with a 12-race program set for 6 p.m. There will be a $5,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick 5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, entries and results, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Under Paid was overlooked in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace on Saturday night (March 20) as he went from last to first in the stretch to post the $11.20 upset in a harness racing seasonal best 1:56.0.   Sitting fifth in the field of five turning for home, Under Paid (Ray Fisher Jr.) found wiggle room down the lightning lane and chugged his way to the lead in the shadow of the wire to stun the remaining four participants. He beat Stratosphere (Drew Monti) by a half length while Allstar Energy (Ron Beback Jr.) took the show spot.   Weekend Atnannies set the tempo of the race with fractions of :28.2, :58.3 and 1:27.0 over the fast track. Turning for home, the field fanned out with all having a legitimate chance but Under Paid squeezed through along the inside and used a :28.3 final stanza to collect the victory.   Owned by Jennifer Rogowski and trained by Ryan Swift, it was the second victory in four attempts in 2021 for Under Paid. The 5-year-old horse (Rocknroll Dance-Upfront Cruzin) has earned $10,612 this season and $118,144 in his lifetime. He paid $11.40 to win.   In the sub-featured $8,880 Class A Pace, Southwind Onyx ($6.50) tipped three-wide in the stretch and barreled past Thor De Vie late to take the neck score in 1:56.1. A final quarter mile of :28.2 was the key to the victory.   Following the first over cover of Thor De Vie at the top of the lane, driver Kyle Cummings and Southwind Onyx were much the best and won drawing away. Thor De Vie (David McNeight III) hung on for second while the pace-setting Ohio Prince (Fisher Jr.) was third.   Co-owned by trainer Tammy Cummings and Michael Blidy, it was the first victory in five starts for the 6-year-old gelded Southwind Onyx (Bettor's Delight-Its Only Rocknroll). The win upped his earnings to $8,336 on the campaign and $124,142 in his career.   Racing will continue on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. with an 11-race card scheduled. There will be a $3,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick 5 which starts in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- The 'move' from Dover Downs to Buffalo Raceway hasn't fazed Ellieonthemove one bit as she powerfully romped to a 4-1/4 length harness racing victory over Wonderful World in 1:55.3 over the fast track in the featured $9,000 Class A-Open Handicapped Pace on Wednesday night (March 17).   Debuting in Western New York with a 1-1/4 length victory in 1:56.1 back on March 10, Ellieonthemove ($6.00) stepped up in class this week and handled the task with ease to make it two straight since her arrival.   Using a first over trip just past the half, Ellieonthemove (Kevin Cummings) went on even terms with the pace-setting Wonderful World (Ray Fisher Jr.) to the top of the lane. But in the stretch, Ellieonthemove was just way too strong and strutted away to the decisive win over Wonderful World while Little Joke (Billy Davis Jr.) took the show position.   Owned by Sidney Easton and trained by Anthony Cummings, it was the third victory in seven attempts this season for the 6-year-old mare Ellieonthemove (Well Said-Ireneonthemove). The win upped her 2021 bankroll to $11,760 and $105.058 lifetime.   Racing will resume on Saturday at 6 p.m. with an 11-race program scheduled. There will be a guaranteed pool of $6,000 in the Pick 5 beginning in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- There was plenty of patience displayed in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,600 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace on Saturday evening (March 13) but when it was time to go, Allstar Energy showed the most zip down the stretch.   Driven by Ron Beback Jr., Allstar Energy ($11.40) used the passing lane and was able to win the five-horse dash to the wire in 1:56.4 over the fast track. He beat Percy's Z Tam (Drew Monti) by a head while Under Paid (Ray Fisher Jr.) finished in third in the blanket finish.   Under Paid showed the way through the first three panels with splits of :28.4, :58.2 and 1:28.2. as the field of five were content to stay in post position order.   The action picked up turning for home, however, as all the pacers tried to find a place to give it their best shot down the stretch. The passing lane was the perfect spot for the pocket-sitting Allstar Energy as he was able to muster the most 'energy' and rally in time to collect his second victory in four starts this season.   Co-owned by Sandra Beback and James Kustra and trained by Beback Jr., the 9-year-old gelded Allstar Energy (Four Starzzz Shark-Flickering Light) has now earned $11,100 in 2021 and $251,321 in his career.   In the sub-featured $8,800 Class A Pace, Mr Ham Sandwich (David McNeight III) went first over approaching the half and never looked back in taking a 1-1/2 length win over Southwind Onyx in a season's best 1:55.3.   Sitting fifth, Mr Ham Sandwich ($3.10) used a :28.3 third stanza to take total control of the event. Southwind Onyx (Kyle Cummings) tried to make a late rally but came up well short. Andy's Ideal (Monti) rolled into the show position.   Owned by Rose Campbell and conditioned by Russell Bratt, it was the second victory in six tries this year for Mr Ham Sandwich (Cam's Rocket-Pretty Daring). The 7-year-old horse has now collected $10,208 in earnings on the season and $256,380 in lifetime.   Racing will continue on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. EST with a 10-race card slated. There will be a guaranteed pool of $3,000 in the Pick 5 starting in the second race.   It was a big night in the sulky for McNeight III as he guided home five winners on the card while Billy Davis Jr. added a double.   For full race results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

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