by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway
HAMBURG, N.Y. --- "It's pretty humbling and nice to be noticed," said 21-year-old driver/trainer Kyle Cummings after being named the 'Horseman Of The Month' at Buffalo Raceway. "There's a lot of hard working people on the backside of the track and it's nice to see Buffalo Raceway recognize them."
|Kyle Cummings is named 'Horseman Of The Month' At Buffalo Raceway.
It's been a busy 2022 campaign for Cummings who besides driving duties, handled training responsibilities during the early part of the season.
"My parents went south for the winter so we had horses that needed to be raced so I was the option," Cummings said. "I'm in the barn every day so it really didn't add any more to my plate. I'd call my parents and ask for their advice when I needed to." He did condition four winners in 26 starts.
Currently sitting fifth in the Buffalo Raceway driver's standings with 26 wins, Cummings is excited about driving in the New York Sires Stakes this Wednesday. "It will be great to drive with some of the top drivers around and race some high class horses. It's a great experience."
He went on to say, "It's very encouraging and nice to see my hard work being acknowledged. I want to make the most of my opportunities. I picked it up at the end of the Buffalo meet last year and I had a pretty good season at Batavia Downs."
For being named The 'Horseman Of The Month', Cummings will receive a gift certificate from J.P. Fitzgeralds Restaurant and Irish Pub located at 4236 Clark Street in Hamburg, N.Y.
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