The sound of pounding hooves will be heard again at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg Wednesday night when Buffalo Raceway kicks off its 56th season of pari-mutuel harness racing.
First post time for the 11-race opening-night card will be 7:30. The nine-week, 35-date fall meet will continue every Wednesday through Saturday through Dec. 20 with 7:30 post times.
The featured event, the second race of the evening, is the $20,000 final of the New York-Bred Late Closer series for 3-year-old trotters. Eight horses will compete for the richest purse of the meet, led by the highly touted trio of Jazz Buff, No Tail No Lies and Astroid.