Steve Martin
Director of Marketing/Gaming
Phone: 585-742-9235
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – As we eagerly anticipate the signs of spring, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) has begun the countdown to the 2014 thoroughbred racing season. Opening Day is set for Friday, April 18, with a first race post time of 12:35p.m.

After the opening of the 162-day season on April 18, pending final approval from the New York Gaming Commission, Finger Lakes will run Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday through early May.  Five-day race weeks will begin with the addition of Thursdays on May 15.  Beginning the week of November 3, live racing days will move to Monday through Friday through the conclusion of the meet on December 5 with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 when no racing will be scheduled.
There is also no racing scheduled on Thursday, July 24 due to track maintenance.

First race post time will be 1:10 p.m. daily with the exception of Fridays, which will be a 12:35 p.m. start through October 31. Beginning November 3, post time will move to 12:15 p.m. each day to accommodate the end of daylight savings time. Post time for Saturday, November 1 is yet to be determined based on the schedule of the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
2014 Stakes
The 2014 stakes schedule features 15 events with purse levels estimated to total just over $1.1 million. The New York Breeders’ Futurity on Saturday, October 4 headlines the schedule with an estimated offering of $200,000.

Other highlights of the schedule include the 42nd running of the $150,000 (added) New York Derby on Saturday, July 12. The New York Derby is the second leg of the Big Apple Triple for New York bred 3-year-olds, which begins with the Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park (5/31/14) and concludes with the Albany at Saratoga in August.  Finger Lakes-based Tin Cup Chalice was the first and only horse to ever to sweep all three legs of New York’s version of the Triple Crown in its 14-year history, doing so in 2008.

For the tenth consecutive season, FM Talk 92.1 WYSL and NEWSPOWER 1040AM will provide exclusive live coverage of selected Finger Lakes stakes action, including the New York Derby.

The stakes season begins with the $50,000 Susan B. Anthony Handicap (NY bred 3-year olds & up, fillies & mares) on Saturday, May 17.
 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

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