Kash was king at Batavia Monday

Batavia, NY — The horses lined up for the final time this winter at Batavia Downs on Monday (Feb. 26) and the card featured a $12,000 conditioned pace that was won by Ball Diamond (Keith Kash Jr.), who claimed her second win of the year.

Ball Diamond posted a half-length victory on closing night in the $12K featured conditioned pace at Batavia on Monday. Wendy Lowery photo.

Ball Diamond got away in the pocket behind Lanas Desire (Dave McNeight III) who paced to the half in :58.1. There, All About Lynx (James McNeight Jr.) was rolling on the outside and eventually drew even with the leader around the last turn, just before heading into the stretch. But both horses were soon to be passed by the tripped-out Ball Diamond, who found clear sailing by the pylons and bolted to the line, ahead by one-half length in 1:56.2.

Ball Diamond ($8.90) is owned by Bruce Soulsby and Dannie Hostetler and is trained by his driver Kash.

Kash accounted for three driving wins on Monday after also winning with So So Incredible (1:56.1, $5.40) and Long Legged John (1:57.3, $11.60), who he also owns and trains.

Monday’s card concluded the 2024 winter racing meet at Batavia Downs. Live harness racing will resume at The Downs on Saturday (July 27) when the summer/fall meet kicks off.

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