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Batavia Downs Meet Preview

Published: July 17, 2017 11:29 am ET

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The condition sheet for the first week of the 2017 live racing season at Batavia Downs is now available. The meet will kick off on Wednesday, July 26 with post time set for 6 p.m. Declaration deadlines for all draws is 9 a.m. each draw day.

You can download the sheet by clicking here or access it on the USTA ‘horseman’s page or on the Batavia Downs website (click here).

Please note the following draw schedule for the first week of racing at Batavia Downs.

• Wednesday (July 26) will be drawn on Friday (July 21)
• Friday (July 28) will be drawn on Tuesday (July 25)
• Saturday (July 29) will be drawn on Wednesday (July 26)
• Sunday (July 30) will be drawn on Thursday (July 27)

There are New York Sire Stakes and Excelsior races on Wednesday, July 26 and Sunday, July 30, so overnight races are limited on those days. The first qualifiers will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 4:30 p.m. with schoolers at 4:15 p.m. The draw for those will be on Friday, July 28 and that box will close at 10 a.m.

A complete draw schedule for the meet can be accessed by clicking here.

The 71st season of live harness racing at America’s oldest lighted harness track will run through Saturday, December 16 and will feature 71 race dates, including seven matinee cards. Live racing will be presented on Sunday afternoons at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. (switching to 5:00 p.m. in August) and Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:00 p.m. to begin the season. Monday will replace Sunday in September and will go at 5:00 p.m.

For questions, concerns or to call in entries, please contact race secretary Joe Zambito at 585-343-3750 (Ext 6304) or assistant race secretary Shane Hoehn at 585-343-3650 (Ext 6302).

(Batavia Downs)

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