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Jockey Luis Perez earns first stakes victory in Continental U.S.
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Mom’s Law rallied to score an upset victory in the 20th renewal of the $50,000 Jack Betta Be Rite Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack(FLGR) on Friday. She achieved the triumph by a margin of one and one quarter length.

The 6-year-old mare owned by My Purple Haze Stable and trainer Michael LeCesse was aided by a fast early pace in front of her. She got into gear as the quick fractions took a toll on the early leaders and ran by her rivals in the stretch. The 16-1 longshot completed the one mile and one-sixteenth route in a final time of 1:45.94.

The $207,038 earner now has a total of three stakes triumphs at double digit odds on her resume. She paid $50 to win when she took the 2013 running of the Jack Betta Be Rite Handicap. The outsider also scored a 15-1 upset victory in the $75,000 New York Oaks on August 25, 2012.

Jockey Luis Perez recorded his first Continental U.S. stakes victory in the event for older New York-bred fillies and mares. The 35-year-old journeyman earned 45 stakes wins in Puerto Rico before arriving at FLGR in 2011.

Mom’s Law registered her eighth victory in her 31st lifetime start and paid $35.80, $10.60 and $9.50. Carameaway held second and returned $4.60 and $4.40. Atlantic’s Smile faded to be third after setting the early pace and paid $3.50.

The $50,000 Jack Betta Be Rite Stakes is named after the female horse who won seven stakes and earned over $350,000 during her career.

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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