Eileen Muller notches first career stakes win with classy filly
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Miss Rubycubes scored a gate-to-wire victory in the $75,000 New York Oaks on Saturday at Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack. She won the 27th renewal of the stake for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies by a margin of one and one-half length.
The bay filly owned by David Brown established the early lead and controlled the pace under jockey Pedro Rodriguez. She drifted out in the late stages but secured the triumph. She finished the one mile and one-sixteenth route in a time of 1:48.51 and gave trainer Eileen Muller her first career stakes win.
“I’m thankful to Dave Brown (owner),” said Muller. “This is the best thing to have happen for me.”
Miss Rubycubes earned her fifth victory in her twelfth career start. She improved her lifetime earnings to a sum of $103,241 and paid $5.40, $3.50 and $2.80. Message of Love was second and returned $8.20 and $4.40. City Gone Wild was third and paid $3.80.
Two stake events for New York-bred 2-year-olds are scheduled to be run on Monday, September 2. The $100,000 (est.) Lady Finger Stakes and the $100,000 (est.) Aspirant Stakes are the co-feature races as part of Family Fun Day. Fans can enjoy the Labor Day card with entertainment for the kids provided by Flyin’ Brian and Miss Understood.
About Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack: In operation since 1962, the facility added gaming to its offering in 2004 with a $10.5 million expansion. Nearly two million visitors annually now visit the facility highlighted by nearly 1,200 gaming machines, the 448-seat Vineyard Buffet, as well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. A nearly 33,000 square foot expansion featuring additional gaming space, feature bar and new restaurant is currently under construction and slated to open in the fall of 2013. Casino doors open at 8 a.m. and racing doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily. For more information, visit www.fingerlakescasino.com.