New York State In-depth

Stranger Things caps off season at Buffalo

HAMBURG, NY — There was nothing unusual about Stranger Things (Western terror$4.00) in Buffalo Raceway’s $14,400 pace on Saturday afternoon (July 16) as the razor sharp 6-year-old gelding held off Black Is Back by three quarter lengths in 1:55.2 over the fast track.

Stranger Things scores in the meet-ending feature (Bill Burke Photo)

With a pair of victories and a second place finish in his last four appearances, Stranger Things (Shawn McDonough) happily sat in the pocket as Black Is Back (Drew Monti) cut the mile with fractions of :29.0, :58.2 and 1:27.2 . Barreling down the home stretch, Stranger Things tipped to the outside and easily coasted past Black Is Back, thanks to a :27.4 last panel. McSpidey (Kyle Cummings) rallied late to collect the third place check.

Co-owned by Virginia Schoeffel, Kathy Schoeffel and James Reuther, Stranger Things is trained by Angelo Nappo. Thanks to four wins in 13 tries in 2022, Stranger Things has produced earnings of $32,645 and $165,006 in his career..

Flying Finn N (Bettor’s Delight, $2.80) is gonna hate to see the Buffalo Raceway season come to a close after winning the $12,400 pace by three quarter lengths over Paprike Blue Chip in a seasonal best 1:54.3. It was his second straight victory in as many starts since arriving from Yonkers Raceway in early July.

Flying Finn N captures the sub-feature

Scoring from the rail, Flying Finn N (Kyle Cummings) was ‘flying’ off the gate and posted splits of :28.4, :57.4 and 1:26.2. Paprike Blue Chip (Drew Monti) was sitting in the pocket just waiting to bounce on the pace-setter in the lane but Flying Finn N never wavered and rolled to the triumph.

Owned by William Emmons and trained by James Clouser Jr., it was the fourth win in 23 attempts on the year for the 7-year-old gelded Flying Finn N. The victory jacked his earnings to $33,775 on the campaign and $164,828 lifetime.

Kevin Cummings finished the afternoon with a driving triple while Kyle Cummings had two wins.

Live racing has now concluded for the 2022 season but the simulcast center will remain open through Sunday’s action.

For more information including the latest news, upcoming promotions, entries, results and race replays, go to www.buffaloraceway.com.

For complete race results, click here.

by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Comments are closed.