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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. --- 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. --- A big early move paid off nicely late for Lady London as she scored a mild harness racing surprise in Buffalo Raceway's $9,500 Filly and Mares Open Handicapped Pace on Wednesday night (Feb.10).   Lady London (Ray Fisher Jr.) returned a nice $13.60 to her backers as she covered the mile in 1:56.1 over the good track, the fastest of the young season at Buffalo Raceway. Heavily favored Blue Bell Bonnie (Jim Morrill Jr.) was five lengths back in second while Perfect Blue Chip (Billy Davis Jr.) was third in the compact field of five.   Blue Bell Bonnie was parked out until the opening quarter by HP Sissy (James McNeight Jr.) and managed briefly to enjoy the lead until the half. Lady London, sitting in fourth, used a big brush down the stretch the first time and quickly took over command at the half in :57.4.   From there, Lady London left little doubt who the best was as she cruised home to the blowout victory.   Owned by Vhf Racing LLC and trained by Sabrina Shaw, it was the first win of the season in three attempts for Lady London (Big Jim-Maddam Luck). The 8-year-old mare has earned $6,450 in 2021 and $177,327 lifetime.   Davis Jr. finished the night with four driving wins while Fisher Jr. added two victories. Trainer Maria Rice sent three to the winner's circle.   Racing will continue on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. with a 10-race program scheduled.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, entries and full results, click here.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Batavia, NY --- Ray Fisher Jr. had a big night at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Aug. 12) after winning both $7,500 pacing and trotting harness racing features. Fisher first took the fillies and mares Open-II pace with Lady London who led every step of the way. Lady London went for the front but got stung to the quarter in :26.4 by The Bay Front (Denny Bucceri) before settling in. However once she was on top, she proceeded to pace with authority. Lady London got to the three-quarters in 1:24.1 with an open two length lead and the field stacked up behind her. The race turned for home and Lady London finished what she started, winning in 1:54, which was a new seasonal mark. Lady London ($10.40) is owned by VHF Racing and trained by Sabrina Shaw. Then later in the Open I-II trot, Fisher was a passenger behind the runaway State Ofmyhead As who scored a major upset at 17-1. State Ofmyhead As took the lead and was up by three lengths at the quarter in :28 and from there, he didn't relent. After getting to the half in :56.3 and three-quarters in 1:26.1, State Ofmyhead As turned for home and opened up a 4-1/4 length margin as he cruised to the wire all alone in 1:57, giving himself a new lifetime mark. State Ofmyhead As ($36.80) is owned by the Tanah Merah Farm and the Swift Racing Stable and is trained by Ryan Swift. Other drivers had multiple win nights including Jim Morrill Jr. who had three and Jim McNeight Jr. who had two. Trainers Gerry Sarama and Jim McNeight also scored two wins apiece. Trainer Maria Rice hit a personal milestone in race five when her trotter Montepulciano ($4.70) guided by Billy Davis Jr. scored a 1:59.4 victory. It marked the 700th career training victory for Rice in a career that goes back to 2004. Rice has started 4,136 horses during that span garnering 700 wins, 679 seconds and 558 thirds, giving her a lifetime .305 universal trainer rating while bankrolling in excess of $4.4 million in purses. Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Aug. 15) at 6 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Lougazi continued to use his patented late charge to the wire and once again it paid off in a harness racing victory as he captured the $13,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (Feb. 5).   First over and sitting third past the half mile marker, Lougazi made steady progress to the front and took command at the top of the stretch, beating a closing Daylon Phantom (Renaldo Morales III) by a length in 1:58.3 over the good track. Wilberforce (John Cummings Jr.) took third.   "Anytime we are within four lengths of the lead, I am feeling pretty good about our chances," driver Ray Fisher Jr. said of Lougazi and his closing tactics. "We stick to the same game plan every week. There's only one way to race him."   Owned by Mary Warriner and trained by Ryan Swift, it was the first win in two tries this season for the 6-year-old gelded Lougazi (Lou's Legacy-Winning Blade). The win jacked his career earnings to $206,543.   HP Sissy (Denny Bucceri) made Protect Blue Chip go the long mile in the co-featured $12,000 Class A-Open for the distaff pacers and those precious extra strides proved to the the difference.   Handing out the parking ticket for the entire mile, HP Sissy turned back the late challenge by a stubborn Protect Blue Chip (Billy Davis Jr.) to score the half length decision in 1:57.0.   Off the wings, HP Sissy and Protect Blue Chip were both intent in cutting the mile and neither gave an inch. With fractions of :28.0, :57.0 and 1:27.0, HP Sissy was able to nudge ahead at the top of the stretch but Protect Blue Chip stayed within striking distance and made a late bid again but came up a half length short. Lady London (Fisher Jr.) was third.   Owned by the Finocchario's Dream Stable and trained by Mike Ohol, HP Sissy (Up The Credit-Monica Blue Chip) is a 7-year-old mare that has now produced $373,629 in lifetime earnings.   David McNeight III had a driving triple with Bucceri and Fisher Jr. collecting two each. Sabrina Shaw had a pair of training victories.   Racing will continue on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with a 13-race program scheduled. There's a $6,000 guarantee in the Pick 5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, entries, results, simulcast schedule and upcoming promotions, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

Batavia, NY --- With no more Wednesday harness racing this year at Batavia Downs, the top distaff pace joined the weekly featured trot on Friday night (Dec. 6) with one race providing an upset and the other satisfying the chalk bettors. In the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot, Fox Valley Veto (Billy Davis Jr.) settled in fourth off the gate and watched as Chuckabuck (Drew Monti) made a break and Alert Hanover (Jim McNeight Jr.) overtook Empire Earl N (Mike Caprio) for the lead at the quarter pole. After all that action sorted itself out, Davis pulled Veto off the pegs at the three-eighths pole and motored to the top by the half in 1:00.2. As the race progressed onto the second circuit, Wheels A Turning (Shawn McDonough) came calling on the outside and matched strides with Fox Valley Veto up the backside, around the far turn and into the stretch. The battle continued down the lane until Fox Valley Veto slammed the door at the light, winning by one-half length in 1:58.3 at 15-1 . It was the 11th win of the year for Fox Valley Veto ($33.40) and owners Vogel and Wags Nags Stable and Jack Rice. Maria Rice trains the winner. Then in the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace of fillies and mares, Lady London (Ray Fisher Jr,) drifted fourth on the outside for the first eighth of a mile before she made a quick rush for the lead at the quarter in :28.2. From there the race was history. Lady London opened up a 1-½ length lead by the half in :58.3 and extended it to four at the three-quarters in 1:26.4. With no one even close as she sprinted around the last turn, Lady London jogged home wrapped up like a Christmas present to win by 6-½ lengths in 1:56. It was the third win in the last four starts for Lady London ($5.40) and owner VHF Racing. Sabrina Shaw is the trainer. Eight participating horse people had multiple win performances on Friday night. Drivers Billy Davis Jr. and Drew Monti led the way with three wins each on the card while Shawn McDonough and John Cummings Jr. both won two. And trainers Sabrina Shaw, Maria Rice, Jim Tronolone and Dave Russo all sent two stablemembers to the winner's enclosure for photographs. Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Dec. 7) with pot time at 6 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

Batavia, NY --- It was a big night for driver Ray Fisher Jr. on Friday (Nov. 29) as he hit a major harness racing career milestone by surpassing the $20 million mark in career earnings at Batavia Downs after winning with trotter Lady Justice who is owned and trained by his wife, Ryan Swift. Fisher first started driving in 1987 and 30,212 starts later he has now registered 4,494 wins, 3,995 seconds and 3,725 thirds, all of which pushed him to this current earnings mark. Fisher's career best one-year win total came in 1997 when he got 317 and his best earnings total came just two years ago when he banked $1,437,878 in 2017. This year Fisher has earned $971,684 to date on the strength of 120 victories. At the current Batavia Downs meet Fisher has 49 wins and over $400,000 in earnings. Fisher was joined in the winner's circle by his wife Ryan and son Kyle for a special presentation made by Batavia Downs Director/General Manager of Live Racing Todd Haight. The top races on Friday night were both trots and each yielded convincing winners. In the $12,500 Open I Handicap, Rockefeller Lindy (Mike Baumeister) tripped-out behind the frontrunning Majestic Kat (Billy Davis Jr.) until mid-stretch when Baumeister pulled right line, cleared and hit the wire three-quarters of a length ahead in 1:58.4. It was the fourth win of the year for Rockefeller Lindy ($20.60) who has now earned $46,093 for owners Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi. James Clouser Jr. trains the winner Then in the $10,000 Open II trot, newcomer Chuckabuck (Drew Monti) toured the facility on the front end from start to finish and won by 2-1/2 lengths in 2:00. Scoring his seventh win of the year, Chuckabuck ($7.40) scored his first for new owner Carl Monti. Darrin Monti trains the winner. The Downs leading dash driver Billy Davis Jr. lit it up again, winning four races on the card. He now has 123 wins for the meet, 42 ahead of second place Jim Morrill Jr. Shawn McDonough also had a good night winning three races each. Angus McDonald and JD Perrin led all trainers Friday with two wins each. Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Nov. 30) with pot time at 6 p.m. by Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs  

Batavia, NY --- After making back-to-back breaks earlier this month forcing him to qualify, Lougazi rebounded from an off-track last week to score an easy 1-¼ length harness racing victory in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday evening (Nov. 22). Rockefeller Lindy (Dave McNeight III) inherited the lead off the pylons as no one else left in the abbreviated field of five. He took advantage of the situation and went a pedestrian :29 to the quarter and :59.1 to the half. Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) pulled first-over at that station and began to pursue around the third turn. The race was on as Lougazi engaged Rockefeller Lindy on the backstretch and the two then trotted side-by-side to the three-quarters and around the last turn. Heading into the lane Lougazi took control, cleared and trotted away in the stretch, hitting the wire a wrapped-up winner in 1:58.3. Lougazi ($3.00) raised his earnings for the year to $89,375 after scoring his ninth win for owner Mary Warriner and trainer Ryan Swift. In the $11,000 Open II trot, Ticket To Seattle (Renaldo Morales III) tripped-out behind Majestic Kat (Billy Davis Jr.) until halfway down the stretch when he tipped-out and blew by his cover at the light to win in 1:59. A $21.60 upset winner, Ticket To Seattle is owned by William Emmons and trained by James Clouser Jr. Dave McNeight III was the top driver on Friday with three wins. There is a $1,200 carryover for the Pick-5 wager in the first race on Saturday (Nov. 23) when live racing resumes at Batavia Downs with a 6 p.m. post time. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

Batavia, NY --- Just to prove last week's 5-¾ length romp was no fluke, Lady London moved up to the top harness racing class and wired the field again in the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace for fillies and mares at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Nov.20). Driver Ray Fisher Jr. was decisive in strategy and repeated last weeks script; he left strong with Lady London and called out every quarter. They went :28 to the quarter and :57.1 to the half with the field in single file, and then rolled to the three-quarters in 1:25.4 with Squeeze This (Billy Davis Jr.) following close in the pocket and the favored HP Sissy (Drew Monti) winging it first-over on the rim. Coming off the final bend HP Sissy stalled and Squeeze This popped the deuce and was in full flight coming for home. She made up ground all the way down the lane but despite her valiant attempt to close the gap, Squeeze This fell a nose short to Lady London who stayed tough and won in 1:56. It was the eighth win of the year for Lady London ($7.50) who has now earned $70,873 for owner VHF Racing. Sabrina Shaw is the trainer. In the $9,000 under-feature, Little Joke (Billy Davis Jr.) dropped from Open II company and looked impressive as the heavy favorite with a wire to wire 1-1/4 length victory in 1:57.1. The eighth win of the year for Little Joke ($2.40) pushed her earnings to $74,428 for owners Vogel and Wags Nags Stable and Jack Rice. Maria Rice trains the winner. Ray Fisher Jr. and Denny Bucceri led all drivers on Wednesday with three wins each. Live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Friday (Nov. 22) with post time at 6 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

Batavia, NY --- Logazi was true to form on Friday night (Oct. 11) by getting away slow before and then closing fast to win the $12,500 Open Handicap harness racing trot at Batavia Downs. Rose Run Speedster (Jim Morrill Jr.) cut the mile from post one, getting to the half unpressured in a slow :59.1. BJ Larado (Shawn McDonough) pulled first over in front of the stands with Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) following loosely behind by a gapped two-lengths. Positions remained unchanged up the backstretch to the three-quarters and around the far turn, but as they hit the top of the stretch Rose Run Speedster made a break and Lougazi was rolling three-deep around BJ Lorado. The race was now between only two horses and BJ Lorado and Lougazi rocked and rolled side by side all the way down the lane until Lougazi gained the slightest advantage and won by a nose in 1:57.3. Scoring his eighth win of the season, Lougazi ($5.40) pushed his earnings to $81,625 for owner Mary Warriner. Ryan Swift trains the winner. The Fisher/Swift team was red hot on Friday, getting a natural Hat Trick in races five, six and seven. Prior to winning with Lougazi, they also scored with Barn Winner (1:58.1, $4.50) and Rock The Dream (1:56, $2.40). In the $11,000 Open II trot, Call My Broker (Mike Caprio) was overlooked by the bettors but took full advantage of post one by going right to the front and to lead at every station en route to registering a 1-¾ length win in a new seasonal best 1:57.3. Grabbing his fifth win of the year, Call My Broker ($20.20) is owned by Franklin Meier and is trained by Angelo Nappo. Jim Morrill Jr. and Billy Davis Jr. joined Ray Fisher Jr. as top winning drivers as they also scored three wins on the night. There was no winner in the Pick-5 wager on Friday and as a result, there will be a $2,527.75 carryover and a $6,000 guaranteed pool for the Pick-5 on Saturday. The pool will be part of the United States Trotting Association's (USTA) Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages for races one through five will be available on the USTA website starting Saturday morning. Post time at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Oct. 12) is 6 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

Batavia, NY --- Two top class Open races -- one on the trot and one on the pace -- were carded on Friday night (Sept. 6) at Batavia Downs and Lougazi and Miss Mary Mach provided very exciting finishes in their respective harness racing contests. It's been four weeks since Lougazi came away a winner, but that all changed Friday in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot. CR Blazin Beauty (John Cummings Jr.) took her usual spot on the lead while Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) tucked-in sixth off the gate. After single-file following occurred for the first three-eighths, Joey Pro (Shawn McDonough) came first up from third and Lougazi was obliged to follow. Rolling up the backside, CR Blazin Beauty continued to set the tone but Joey Pro had enough. That meant Fisher tipped Lougazi three-deep and and had him in full flight around the far turn. As they came down the lane, Lougazi matched strides with CR Blazin Beauty before clearing in mid-stretch. From there Fisher fist-pumped while Lougazi crossed the wire first in 1:56.2, which was a new lifetime mark. It was the sixth win of 2019 for Lougazi ($5.90) and it raised his earnings to $62,250 for the year for owner Mary Warriner. Ryan Swift trains the winner. Then in the $12,500 Open I Handicap distaff pace, Miss Mary Mach entered the double digit win category after an exhilarating stretch drive to victory. It was the tale of two strategies. HP Sissy (John Cummings Jr.) bolted for the front while Miss Mary Mach (Jim Morrill Jr.) got away last. HP Sissy paced along easily in :27.4, :56.2 and 1:24.4 with no one giving her grief. At the three-quarters, Miss Mary Mach was still last and boxed in as well, without much of a shot to get out. As the race came off the final bend the horses outside of Miss Mary Mach faded and she finally had some room to roam. However HP Sissy was still four lengths ahead with only an eighth of a mile to go. Morrill had the plugs popped and was working hard in the sulky, but Miss Mary Mach was working hard on her own as she paced up a storm in the stretch and nosed out HP Sissy under the wire in 1:54.2. It was the 10th win of the year for Miss Mary Mach ($5.00) and pushed her to $81,887 in earnings for the year. Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi own the 4-year-old daughter of Mach Three-Mary Artman who is trained by James Clouser Jr. Several horsemen had very productive nights at Batavia on Friday. Wade Tomaszewski, Jim Morrill Jr. and Billy Davis Jr. had driving triples. On the training side, James Clouser Jr. had three from is stable visit the winner's circle while Chris Naedele and Steve Kiblin each won two. Live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Sept. 7) with a 6:00 p.m. post time. by Tim Bojarski, for the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts   

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Beachy Dream ($12.80) put in a gutsy effort and notched the harness racing victory in Buffalo Raceway's $12,500 Class AA Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (May 18)..   The tempo-setting Beachy Dream found plenty of challengers in the stretch but had just enough to hold off the serious late bids of Rose Run Ranger and Heaven Rocks who finished second and third respectively.   Putting up splits of :27.3, :56.3 and 1:26.1, Beachy Dream braced himself for the expected charge to the finish line and the closers didn't disappoint.   Rose Run Ranger (Ray Fisher Jr.) took dead aim on Beachy Dream on the outside while Heaven Rocks (Drew Monti) mounted his bid through the passing lane. But those attempts were thwarted as driver Cummings kept Beachy Dream on task and posted the narrow win in 1:55.0.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, it was the fifth win in 14 outings for the 8-year-old gelded Beachy Dream (If I Can Dream-Beachy Girl). The victory improved his 2019 earnings to $38,295 and $218,435 in his career.   In the $11,500 Class AA Open Handicap Pace, Upfront Countryboy (Fisher Jr.) went from last to first and turned back Charmbo Orbit (David McNeight III) by a half length in 1:54.4.   After watching Charmbo Orbit set the splits of :28.4, :58.1 and 1:26.4, Upfront Countryboy ($11.80) sat last but began to gobble up ground just past the half.   Reaching the lead, it appeared Upfront Countryboy was about to drop anchor at the top of the stretch but Fisher Jr. re-rallied the 10-year gelding and took the win. Charmbo Orbit held on for second with Andy's Ideal (Mike Caprio) finishing in third.   Trained by James Clouser Jr. and owned by William Emmons, it was the fourth win in 15 attempts for Upfront Countryboy (Dragon Again-Cambloid). The win sent his earnings to $37,845 this year and $477,265 lifetime.   A F F Bigdaddy (David McNeight III) collected the $4.90 decision in the $10,000 Class A pace with a two length nod over Focus Power in 1:55.2.   It was the fourth victory in 10 tries for A F F Bigdaddy who is owned by Rose Campbell and trained by Steve Kiblin. The triumph moved his seasonal winnings to $22,440 and $101,465 lifetime.   Shawn McDonough and Fisher Jr. had driving doubles while Clouser Jr. collected three training wins and McDonough two.   Racing will resume on Wednesday evening with a nine race program set for 5 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com     by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Kaitlyn Rae broke into the win column for the first time this season as she was able to register a half length victory over Sentimental Lady in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,400 Class B harness racing event for the distaff pacers. She covered the mile in 1:57.1 over the fast track.   After posting 14 victories and putting over $83,000 in the bank in 2018, it's been a tough go for Kaitlyn Rae to reach the winner's circle this year. She notch four second place finishes and a third in 13 tries during the drought but finally got that elusive first win on Wednesday night (May 15).   Cruising along in fourth place as Good Lookin Woman (Jim Morrill Jr.) put up fractions of :29.0, :59,1 and 1:27.4, Kaitlyn Rae (Ray Fisher Jr.) was first over and slowly cut into the lead.   Down the lane, Kaitlyn Rae ($3.30) was able to wear down the pace-setting Good Lookin Woman and hold back the late rushes of Sentimental Lady (Drew Monti) and Carrickmannon N (Kevin Cummings) who were second and third respectively.   Owned and trained by Riley Asher-Stalbaum, Kaitlyn Rae (Cheyenne Rei-I C U Lookin) is a 10-year-old mare that has now won $17,705 this season and $422,494 lifetime. It was also her 63rd career win.   Shawn McDonough completed the night with a driving/training double while Fisher Jr. collected two wins in the bike. Marc Shuttleworth had a pair of training victories.   Racing will continue on Friday night with an eight race card slated for 5 p.m. There's a $752 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race. There will be a 10-race program on Saturday with a special 7:15 p.m. post time in order to accommodate the running of the Preakness Stakes.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, entries, results, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Keystone Apache ($5.20) was on his best behavior on Friday night (May 10) and that resulted in a harness racing victory in the $11,000 Class A Open Handicap Trot at Buffalo Raceway. He turned back Lougazi by a 3/4 lengths in 1:58.1 over the fast track.   It's been feast or famine for Keystone Apache. When not dealing with breaking woes, the 4-year-old horse has been very good.   "Trainer Maria Rice made a few equipment adjustments on him and it worked," winning driver Billy Davis Jr. said. "The race set up perfectly for him and once I got him around the last turn, I knew we'd be good. He's fast horse when he doesn't break."   Sitting fourth heading down the back stretch the final time, Keystone Apache was following dull cover and was forced three wide. The move was the right one as he was able to open up a two length advantage turning for home and used a :28.4 last panel to quell the last gasp hopes of Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.). Southern Palms (Shawn McDonough) rolled into the third place position.   Owned by the the Vogel & Wags Nags Stable, Jack Rice and Pine Hill Racing LTD, it was the fourth win in 14 attempts this year for Keystone Apache ( -Found An Angel). The victory upped his 2019 earnings to $30,850 and $163,454 lifetime.   Davis Jr. and McDonough had driving doubles on the evening.   Racing will resume on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with a 10-race card scheduled. There's a $839 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com     by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Rebel Voyager ($7.90) toured the Buffalo Raceway half-mile oval in a seasonal best 1:54.0 to take a 1-1/4 length decision over Upfront Countryboy in the co-featured $12,000 Class AA pace on Saturday evening (April 13).   The victory was the third straight win for Rebel Voyager and his fifth in eight appearances.   In the other co-main event, Golden Gesture (Ray Fisher Jr.) zoomed straight to the top and never was threatened the rest of the way to post a stunning $38.20 win over Beachy Dream in 1:55.4.   Starting from the five post, Rebel Voyager and driver Billy Davis Jr. had little resistance in stepping to the lead and put up blazing fractions of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:25.1 which took the starch out of the field. No one came close to Rebel Voyager in the lane as Upfront Countryboy (Shawn McDonough) took the place position while Manceiver (Kevin Cummings) was third.   Co-owned by the Vogel & Wags Nags Stable, Jack Rice and the Pine Hill Stable LTD, Rebel Voyager (Shanghai Phil-Pan Voyage) is a 5-year-old gelding that is trained by Maria Rice. The win upped his seasonal bankroll to $26,146 and $132,331 lifetime.   In the other featured division, Golden Gesture used :28.2, :57.3 and 1:27.0 splits off the rail and was looking for any challengers in the lane but found no takers in producing the solid length triumph.   Beachy Dream (Cummings) took the second place check with Andy's Ideal (Mike Caprio) cruising into third.   Golden Gesture (Shark Gesture-Black Gold Mindale) is trained by Mike Ohol and owned by Finocchario's Dream Stable. The 6-year-old gelding, now a winner twice in 12 starts, has produced a bankroll of $18,158 this year and $168,734 in his career.   Golden Gesture pulls shocker in co-main event.         -photo Steve Roth   In the two $10,000 Class A paces, Down On My Luck ($3.70) made his debut at Buffalo Raceway an impressive one by blitzing the field by eight lengths in a snappy 1:54.2. In the other leg, driver Shawn McDonough and Harry Hoo N ($6.40) wore down Im So Handsome (Cummings) late to take a nose victory in 1:55.4.   Monti finished the evening with four victories in the bike while Cummings had three and Billy Davis Jr. two. Gerry Sarama and Angelo Nappo each conditioned a pair of winners.   Racing will continue on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. with a 9-race card scheduled.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com     by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

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