David Mattice
Assistant to the Director of Publicity
Phone: 585-742-9234
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Breakin the Fever won the 32nd renewal of the $50,000 George W. Barker Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack(FLGR) on Monday. The 4-year-old gelding owned and trained by Debra Breed took the six furlong dash for New York-breds 3-years-old and upward in a final time of 1:10.81.

The 2015 FLGR Horse of the Year set the early pace with pressure from Crackerjack Jones and Baime. He outlasted his rivals to win the ninth race by a margin of three-quarters of a length.

The bay gelding achieved the narrow victory under jockey Nazario Alvarado. Alvarado earned his fourth career FLGR stakes triumph and first since 2012.

Breakin the Fever registered his eleventh victory in his 20th career start and improved his lifetime earnings to a sum of $309,441. He was the public choice in the wagering and paid $4.60, $2.90 and $2.50. Crackerjack Jones finished second and returned $3.50 and $2.80. Baime held the third position and paid $3.20.

FLGR will continue to offer live thoroughbred action five days a week with dark days of Fridays and Sundays. Post time for most days is set at 1:10 p.m. with the exception of rare Friday cards which will start at 12:35 p.m.

About Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack: In operation since 1962, the facility added gaming to its offering in 2004 and expanded again in 2013 by adding 33,000 square feet with a $12 million expansion. Nearly two million visitors annually now visit the facility highlighted by over 1,500 gaming machines, the 448-seat Vineyard Buffet, Remedy Bar & Lounge, as well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. Gaming doors open at 8 a.m. and racing doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily. For more information, visit
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