Post time favorite takes Tuesday stake by one-half length
Contact: David Mattice
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Dr Disco won the $50,000 Leon Reed Memorial Handicap at Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack on Tuesday. The 3-4 post time favorite scored the popular victory by a margin of one-half length.
The 4-year-old colt owned by Joseph DiRico covered the six furlong sprint for New York-bred, 3-year-olds and upward in a final time of 1:10.72. He was directed to the gate-to-wire triumph by jockey Michael Luzzi.
The Bruce Brown-trainee registered his seventh victory in his 16th career start. He improved his lifetime earnings to a sum of $272,500.
Dr Disco recorded his second stake win and paid $3.50 and $2.60. Haya’s Boy lost the narrow decision and returned $3.60. Show wagers were refunded after the late scratch of Pro’s Pal.
The $50,000 Leon Reed Memorial Handicap was formerly named the Wine Country Handicap which was established in 1973. The name was changed in 2006 in remembrance of the Finger Lakes employee who tragically lost his life on November 19, 2005.
The $75,000 New York Oaks will be the next big race on the stakes schedule of Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack. The one mile and one-sixteenth route for 3-year-old New York-bred fillies will be run on Saturday August 25.