By Michael Carter, for Buffalo Raceway
Hamburg, NY-- The sun shined brightly of Western New York for a big night of racing at the ½ mile track in Hamburg. The track listed as fast proved to be so, as the horses for the Spring Break Claiming Series and Open Pacers raced over the track.
Last week Naked News was the pace setter trained by Bob Gruber III and Closing Credits was parked most of the mile just missing at the wire by ¾ of a length. Tonight, when the gates opened Western Alumni (Jim McNeight) went three wide to go after Art Two D Two and Naked News. When the smoke cleared at the opening ¼ Western Alumni had cleared the lead, but was used very hard to get there.
When the field hit the back stretch for the last time Closing Credits (Jack Flanigen) had a perfect 1st over trip just like last week, except this time he cleared for the lead. Once getting on top it was no looking back as Closing Credit won easily in the Open. Salazar (Ron Beback Jr.) closed very nicely to be 2nd and Art Two D Two (Drew Monti) was a very game 3rd.
Closing Cedits is owned by James P. Graham and the Cybo Stable Inc. This 4 year old has 3 wins and has hit the board 5 out of 7 times this season getting better and better as the year goes on.
The Spring Break Claiming Series started tonight at Buffalo Raceway and Wild Cruise trained by Michelle Gramza and driven by Jim Mcneight made a lifetime mark cruising to victory in 1:56.4. The Spring Break Series continues next Saturday with Leg #2 as they compete for the final on Saturday, June 21.
Racing continues at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday with an 11 race card that gets underway at 1:05 PM. Our live racing schedule in June now switches to 4 days a week, Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sunday.