Hawley Tours Batavia Downs

September 4, 2007

Standing with the Assemblyman, from left to right, are Mark Wolf, Marty Basinait (President of Western Region Off-Track Betting), Assemblyman Hawley, and Martin Biniasz.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) recently met with officials from Batavia Downs and toured the facility. The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about how to improve the gaming facilities serving Western New York and the Batavia community directly.

One of the largest employers in Genesee County, Batavia Downs is home to Western New York’s live harness racing, video gaming, and off-track betting. The lighted harness track is the oldest still used today in America and hosts live racing from July to December annually.