Sunday - Saturday 8am - 4am
Originally published on The Batavian July 28, 2015
The first race of the 69th season at Batavia Downs turned into a coast-to-coast cruise by the #3 horse, Lima Playtime, with a career-best time of 2:00.4. Lima was driven by Rick Zeron and paid $4.20.
It should be both a fun and exciting racing season at the Downs, said Marketing Director Ryan Hasenauer. There are special promotions throughout the season, but the remodoled gaming floor is also bringing in bigger crowds, which generates more revenue, which translates into bigger purses for harness racing. The bigger payouts will draw even higher quality horses to the track.
"Better horses make for better races and better wagering, and bigger pools means bigger winners," Hasenauer said.
The track is in great shape, Hasenauer said, which also helps draw drivers and trainers throughout the season.
"We already have a great reputation among trainers and owners as one of the best-manicured tracks in the industry," Hasenauer said.
Promotional highlights this season include Craft Beer Fridays, running into August, and Sunday wine tastings, and starting in August, Dollar Days, with dollar drafts and dollar hot dogs.
"People really like getting a good dollar hot dog or a cold draft beer at a decent price," Hasenauer said.
Something fun to do local and you can win big! Just not me. Lol
Ann Sheelar on Jan, 13, 2017
Great place to celebrate a Birthday. Had my Mom's birthday dinner at the clubhouse. She had the best time ever.. Thanks to all the staff for being so helpful and great service!!!!!
Nancy Eckert on Jan, 8, 2017
A good place to spend a evening.
Steven Pagano on Dec, 29, 2016
Batavia Downs is a great place for fun and food they have live entertainment and the games are fun to. They give away free plays daily and many chances to win. This year I took my little boy to see Santa and the weaner dog races so they are fun for the family as well. Great place to visit
Pamela Morris on Dec, 28, 2016
Good place to go when you want to get away and have a little fun and maybe win some cash. I really like the made in America store!
Gary DuBoise on Dec, 21, 2016
They've done an impressive job of remodeling! Can't wait to check out the hotel!
Dawn Puleo on Dec, 12, 2016