Hamburg, NY---Starter Todd Reese summoned the horses for the first race here at Buffalo Raceway to open the start of the seventieth season of live harness racing, but it sure didn’t look like January racing. The temperature was 47 degrees, and there wasn’t a speck of snow anywhere to be found.



When Eagle Art M crossed the finish line first in 1:58.4, with last year’s dash leading driver Jack Flanigen in the sulky, the official start of 2012 season in Western New York had begun. 


3_HFS_Super_Star_Keith_Kash_Jr..JPGIn the featured $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace, HF’S Super Star, ($5.10) a five-year-old mare by Dags, out of the Indian Sunset mare Superstar Sunset, made a strong backside brush, took command at the top of the stretch, and won in 1:59 for owner Roger D. Roland of Grinnell, Iowa. Keith Kash, Jr. was at the controls for trainer Kevin Hough, as HF’S Super Star won for the eleventh time in her career. It’s Only Roni (Troy Boring) came in second, while Wildflower Hanover (Ray Fisher, Jr.) came in third.


Driver Jack Flanigen continued his mastery of this half-mile oval, steering home four winners on the night. Besides Eagle Art M in the first race, Jack also connected with Silveresque ($17.40), Every Girls Desire ($7.90), and Whitaker Blue Chip ($3.80). Newcomer Shawn Gray won back to back races with Mud Bog ($19.60) in the third and Jinni’s Fantasy N ($2.90) in the fourth.


Reinsman Kevin Cummings, and Keith Kash, Jr., also doubled on the night.


Racing will resume on Friday, January 13, with first post scheduled for 6:40 p.m. eastern time.

Sam Pendolino..........Publicity Director/Public Relations

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