David Mattice
Assistant to the Director of Publicity
Phone: 585-742-9234
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Trainer Chris Englehart became the first local trainer to earn 4,000 career wins. He reached the milestone on Saturday, June 3 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR).

Prince Supreme scored a two and one-quarter length victory in the fifth race to give Englehart the milestone win. The gate-to-wire triumph was achieved under jockey John Davila, Jr.

Chris Englehart began his career in 1973 at FLGR. He has been the top conditioner at his home track a total of 15 times.

The dominance of the 61 year-old from Canandaigua, NY has been unmistakable, winning the FLGR trainer title 13 consecutive years from 2003 to 2015.

Owning and training thoroughbreds has been a family business for the Engleharts. Chris’s son Jeremiah was the leading trainer at FLGR last year and is the only local conditioner to win a Breeders’ Cup event.

"I’m really proud and excited for my dad," said Jeremiah Englehart. "I’ve been lucky to have the privilege to be around someone who accomplished this."

Chris Englehart registered 3,229 of his 4,000 wins at FLGR and horses under his care have won 14 FLGR stakes.

A field of seven rivals are set to do battle in the first 2017 stakes race at FLGR on Monday. The 33rd renewal of the $50,000 George Barker Stakes will be contested at a distance of six furlongs.

Breakin the Fever headlines the field of New York-bred 3-year-olds and upward. The bay gelding owned and trained by Debra Breed won all five of his FLGR starts in 2016 including last year’s running of the Barker.

The 2016 FLGR Horse of the Year has a total of 16 wins in 25 career starts and has amassed a sum of $470,441 in lifetime earnings.

Nazario Alvarado will be in the irons for the feature event. Alvarado guided Breakin the Fever to three stakes wins in 2016.

The annual stake will be the seventh of Monday’s eight race card. Post time for the first race is scheduled for 1:10 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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