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Monday, 30 March 2015

Photos from Buffalo Raceway

A few days ago I took a drive down to Buffalo Raceway in Hamburg, NY for an evening of harness racing. I had been meaning to make the visit for a while and I had the time. Here are a few of the photos I took.
"Raceway Entrance." You can see this used to have "Fair Grounds Gaming" on it. Now the Buffalo Raceway logo. Added interest in racing? That's a good sign.

The clubhouse, fittingly, wraps around the clubhouse turn. Most of the crowd spend the night there.

Horses leaving off the gate in the 2nd race. The track was sloppy.

Sadie's Place and Shawn Gray win the 2nd

Helena's Hope and Ron Beback Jr. wired the 8th race field

Shawn McDonough and piloted Judge and Jury to the win in Race 9. The drivers were not staying clean over the wet track.

Best photo for last. Ugly Betty (6) and Shawn Gray got up in the last stride to win the opener.

      Buffalo is a very cool little track. The clubhouse and grandstand are much bigger than I had pictures, and the crowd for a Wednesday night with less than perfect weather was a decent size. Track announcer Michael Carter brought me up to his booth, and he told me they've been seeing increases in handle, both on and off track, which is good to hear. It's a good track with good racing and potential to move forward.

     If you don't already, follow Buffalo Raceway on Twitter (@BuffaloRaceway) and give Michael Carter a follow, too (@mcarte1.) If you haven't been, take a trip out if you can. Thumbs up to Buffalo Raceway.

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