Polo match to aid Finger Lakes Thorouhbred Adoption Program
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – The Cedar Valley Polo Club will be holding an exhibition polo match on the grounds of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack (FLGR) this Sunday, August 23 at 1:00 pm.
The organization from Mount Albert, Ontario (Canada) will use several retired racehorses obtained from the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) including Crabby, Darn It, Queen’s Wish, Joe Boyd and Tardis. The teams for the event will be provided by the Polo Club.
“We are thrilled that Cedar Valley Polo Club is doing this,” said FLTAP Board President Kim Delong. “The event showcases what OTTBS can do after their race career.”
There will be a bounce house and activity tables for the kids. Food trucks will be on the premises to provide concessions.
Tickets for the event are $20 per person or $100 for carload. A VIP tent for ten guests can be acquired for a fee of $500. There will be no charge for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or by calling FLTAP at (585) 924-9510.
The 12th annual Denim and Diamonds will also be held this weekend to support FLTAP. The event on Saturday, August 22 will consist of a dinner with live and silent auctions.
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, 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 www.fingerlakesgaming.com.
About FLTAP: *The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) took the shape of a formal and very credible Thoroughbred adoption program. FLTAP obtained 501(c)3 certification in May of 2006, paving the way for tax deductible donations which include not only the donated Thoroughbreds, but supplies, equipment, services, and (still very much needed) cash. Since the initial inception in early 2005, hundreds of thoroughbreds have found new homes and new careers through FLTAP.