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Morrill Jr. Drives Seven Winners

Published: October 9, 2021 12:51 am ET

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Friday was quite a night for Batavia Downs' leading driver Jim Morrill Jr., who won seven of the nine races on the card, including six consecutive from race two through race seven.

Morrill started his consecutive six-pack with Silver Buckeye (2:00.1, $4.20) and continued with Kings Treasure (1:55, $23.60), Hey Kobe (1:56.2, $5.20), Silver Hill Blaze (1:57.1, $5.50), Mach Of Shame (1:58.3, $4) and Majestic Kat (1:58.3, $5). He then closed out his lucky seven with Lucky King (1:56, $2.90) in race nine.

Morrill is far and away the leading dash driver at the current Batavia meet now with 73 wins, which is 40 more wins than his nearest competitor, Kevin Cummings, who has 33. Also, Morrill now has 7,689 lifetime wins and is nearing the $110 million mark in earnings.

The one race Morrill didn't win on Friday was the featured $12,300 Open I Handicap Trot that went to Barn Hall (Kevin Cummings), who sat chilly behind last week's winner Mugshots Bro (Shawn McDonough) for seven-eighths of the mile until he pulled at the top of the stretch and just got by at the wire by a quarter-length in 1:55, which was a new lifetime mark for the winner.

Barn Hall ($11.60) is owned by his trainer Steve Pratt along with Nancy Pratt, the Purple Haze Stable and the Out In The Country Stable.

When live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday, Oct. 9, there will be two healthy carryovers available.

With no single unique winning ticket purchased in the Pick-5 on Friday night (Oct. 8), there is a carryover of $7,010 for that bet in race nine and with the same situation occurring in the Jackpot Pick-6, another carryover of $1,441 will be in place for that wager in race four.

Free full past performance programs for the entire card -- that includes these races -- can also be downloaded at under the 'Live Racing' tab, where they can be found for every live night of racing at Batavia Downs.

Post time for the first race is 5 p.m.

(Batavia Downs)

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