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Ferraro barn receives five awards at annual H.B.P.A. dinner Saturday night
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Fox Rules was named 2014 Finger Lakes (FLGR) “Horse of the Year” at the annual FLGR Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association awards dinner on Saturday. The 5-year-old New York-bred owned by Langpap Stables won all three of his FLGR starts this year.

Fox Rules achieved all of his 2014 victories under the guidance of jockey Pedro Rodriguez. He earned over $60,000 at FLGR this season.

The chestnut gelding trained by M. Anthony Ferraro has enjoyed the most success at FLGR.  He scored 7 of his 10 career triumphs at his home track.

The barn of M. Anthony Ferraro received a total of five awards on Saturday. Three were for horses owned by Langpap Stables. Fox Rules also took the honor for “Best older male” and “Alwaysinstilettos was voted “Best 3-year-old filly”.

Also on Saturday, Tom Cooley was officially inducted into the FLGR Hall of Fame. Cooley held the position of Track Photographer at FLGR since 1970.

The Canandaigua, NY native has taken over 63,000 photos of winning horses at FLGR. He was recognized for his many years of exceptional work and professional service.

Ten horses received awards in eleven different categories at the annual dinner. Below is a complete listing of the 2014 winners:

2014 Finger Lakes H.B.P.A. Awards

Best $4,000-$5,000 Claimer (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Passing Time
Best $4,000-$5,000 Claimer (Filly or Mare) – Panfila
Best $6,000 and up Claimer (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Unbridled Bear
Best $6,000 and up Claimer (Filly or Mare) – Wise Awake
Best Condition Allowance (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Smart Thinking
Best Condition Allowance (Filly or Mare) – Smitten by Gold
Best Older Colt, Horse or Gelding – Fox Rules
Best Older Filly or Mare – Clean Jean
Best 3-Year-Old Colt or Gelding – Bass River Road
Best 3-Year-Old Filly – Alwaysinstilettos
Horse of the Year – Fox Rules

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