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Fred Griffin, 77, dies
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - from Batavia Downs Media Relations

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Batavia, NY --- Longtime Western New York horseman Fred Griffin, 77, died Dec. 26, 2013 in Batavia.

“Griff,” as he was known by many horsemen and racing fans, drove predominately in the 1970s and 1980s in Western New York, at Batavia Downs and Buffalo Raceway.

During the 1990s he raced mostly on the New York County Fair circuit.

He was trainer/driver for the powerful Ja-N-Em stable. He also drove several for owners James Nappo and Joanne Angarano.

During his career he won 541 races and his drives earned $908,067.

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