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Empire Earl N Splashes To Buffalo Win

Published: February 6, 2019 8:54 pm ET

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After finishing in the money 30 out of 40 times in 2018, including 10 victories and over $90,000 in earnings, Empire Earl N ($3.40) showed that the change in the calendar year makes no difference to him.

Driver Billy Davis Jr. waited patiently with Empire Earl N and collared Time Will Tell All (Shawn Gray) by a neck in Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class A Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday night (Feb. 6). It was the third straight for Empire Earl N, as he closed the 2018 campaign at Batavia Downs with a pair of wins.

Benefitting from the scratches of Snapshot Springs and On Thunder Road N, Empire Earl N was able to start from post 6 instead of post 8. Tucking in second off the gate, Empire Earl N watched as Time Will Tell All set the fractions of :29.3, 1:01.4 and 1:33 over the soupy track.

In the stretch, On Thunder Road battled gamely but Empire Earl N had just enough left, splashing down the passing lane and grabbing the win in 2:04.4. Lucky Guess (Drew Monti) captured the show position.

Owned by Kimberly Asher and trained by Riley Asher-Stalbaum, it was the 27th career win for the 11-year-old gelding Empire Earl N (Earl-Santa Nita). The win pushed his career earnings to $257,344.

In the $9,500 Class A pace for fillies and mares, You Mach Me Crazy took command past the half-mile marker and cruised to a 4-1/2 length win over Aritzia Hanover (Davis Jr.) in 2:01.4.

Owned by William Emmons and trained by James Clouser Jr., You Mach Me Crazy returned $6.60 to her backers.

Davis Jr. put three more victories into his win column in 2019 while Gray, Monti and Ray Fisher Jr. all doubled. J.D. Perrin collected a pair of training victories.

Racing will resume on Saturday evening (Feb. 9) at 6 p.m. with a 12-race card scheduled.

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(Buffalo Raceway)

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