David Mattice
Assistant to the Director of Publicity
Phone: 585-742-9234
FARMINGTON, N.Y. –Fingerpainter rallied to claim a one and one-half length victory in the $50,000 Arctic Queen Stakes on Monday at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. She earned her second stakes victory of 2016 in a final six furlong time of 1:11.59.

The 3-year-old filly owned and trained by Timothy Murphy improved her lifetime earnings to a sum of $134,967. She currently has the distinction of being the only multiple stakes winner at FLGR this season. The classy filly also took the $50,000 Niagara Stakes on June 20.

Fingerpainter was guided to her sixth career victory by Gabriel Suarez. She drifted up to 5-1 odds at post time of the sprint for older New York-bred fillies and mares and paid $15.20, $4.80 and $2.70. She’s All Ready was second and returned $3.20 and $2.20. Court Dancer faded to third after an early speed duel and paid $2.20.

On Saturday, October 8, Finger Lakes will present the ninth annual $30,000 Charity Cup event. Six not-for-profit organizations will each select horses to win designated races and receive points based on the actual race results. The group that earns the most points will take home the top prize of $10,000 and the Charity Cup trophy.? Post time for the first race on Saturday is scheduled for 1:10 pm.

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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