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11.23.2013
Finger Lakes H.B.P.A. presents awards at annual dinner Saturday night
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Frisky Warrior was named 2013 Finger Lakes “Horse of the Year” at the annual Finger Lakes Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association awards dinner on Saturday. The chestnut gelding owned and trained by Ralph D’Alessandro won five of his eight Finger Lakes starts this year.
 
Frisky Warrior achieved all five of his 2013 victories under the guidance of leading jockey Jaime Rodriguez. He surpassed the $200,000 mark in lifetime earnings after winning his most recent start on October 24.
 
The 4-year-old New York-bred by Desert Warrior is the only active foal out of Let’s Roll Lady.  He has earned nine of his eleven career triumphs at Finger Lakes.
 
Frisky Warrior received a total of two awards for his achievements this season. He also took the honor for Best Older Male.
 
Also on Saturday, Dr. Ramon Umana was officially inducted into the Finger Lakes Hall of Fame. He received the honor for his 36 years of professional service. Umana held the position of track veterinarian at Finger Lakes from 1964 through 2000.
 
Ten horses received awards in eleven different categories at the annual dinner. Below is a complete listing of the 2013 winners:
 
2013 Finger Lakes H.B.P.A. Awards
 
Best $4,000-$5,000 Claimer (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Winners Laugh
Best $4,000-$5,000 Claimer (Filly or Mare) – Aracnaphobia
Best $6,000 and up Claimer (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Two and Twenty
Best $6,000 and up Claimer (Filly or Mare) – Circular Street
Best Condition Allowance (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Dan’s Gold
Best Condition Allowance (Filly or Mare) – Capella Dancer
Best Older Colt, Horse or Gelding – Frisky Warrior
Best Older Filly or Mare – Ecoach
Best 3-Year-Old Colt or Gelding – Peter’s Project
Best 3-Year-Old Filly – Shades of Sugar
Horse of the Year – Frisky Warrior

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, Wolfgang Puck Express, 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 www.fingerlakesgaming.com.
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