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06.05.2015
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Frisky Warrior won the 31st renewal of the $50,000 George W. Barker Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) on Friday. The 6-year-old gelding owned and trained by Ralph D’Alessandro took the six furlong dash for New York-breds 3-years-old and upward in a final time of 1:10.52.

The 2013 FLGR Horse of the Year stalked the early pace under jockey Jaime Rodriguez before surging passed his rivals in the stretch. He went on to win the eighth race by a margin of three and one-half lengths.

The chestnut gelding achieved the victory over a sloppy surface that was caused by a downpour during the sixth race. He has had a successful history in wet conditions and now has four wins in five starts on wet tracks.

Frisky Warrior registered his 14th victory in his 37th career start and improved his lifetime earnings to a sum of $306,228. He was the second choice in the wagering and paid $8.80, $3.10 and $2.60. Marriedtothemusic overcame a slow start to be second and returned $3.20 and $2.70. Bigshotinthenews rallied to be third and paid $6.40.

FLGR will offer live thoroughbred action on Saturday as well as simulcast wagering on the Belmont Stakes. Beginning when racing doors open at 10:30am, the first 1,000 Members to check in at Player Extras will receive a commemorative Belmont Stakes glass. WYSL 1040 AM/92.1 FM will have a live radio remote on site to cover the significant event. Post time is set 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 www.fingerlakesgaming.com.
 
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