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Buffalo Raceway cancels opening weekend

05:17 AM 12 Jan 2018 NZDT
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Buffalo Raceway
HAMBURG, N.Y. --- The only winner this weekend at Buffalo Raceway will be Mother Nature as a forecast of heavy rain on Friday (Jan. 12) followed by a projection of a foot of snow on Saturday (Jan. 13) have forced officials at the Hamburg half-mile oval to cancel the opening weekend of live harness racing action.
There were nine races scheduled for Friday evening and 10 more for Saturday but those will be wiped out due to the impending weather and potential dangerous track conditions. The 2018 opener is now slated for Wednesday, January 17 at 5 p.m.
Despite the cancellation of live racing, the simulcast wagering area at Buffalo Raceway will be open throughout the weekend including Monday (Jan.15) for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday races.
Promotions for the opening weekend have been moved. Free programs will now be available this coming Wednesday and Friday nights while the 'Lucky Exacta' magnet contest, which includes $10 in free play at Hamburg Gaming, will be on Saturday, January 27.
The $3 off the popular Friday Fish Fry in the Winner's Circle Cafe will be honored on Friday, January 19 and the $3 off the home style turkey dinner will be available on Saturday, January 20.
The Winter Handicapping Contest set for Saturday, January 20 will proceed as scheduled.
For more information including the latest news, entries, results, race replays and upcoming promotions, go to
by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway
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