Race ready horses still in short supply due to long winter impacts on training
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – A continued lack of horses ready for racing has caused the second cancellation of the young 2014 meet as officials at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack (FLGR) have cancelled the live racing card for Saturday, April 26.
The extended extreme cold this past winter that stretched well into the March and early April timeframe caused significant delays in training and consequently less than normal entries for the initial days of the 2014 season.
Horses are rounding into shape, however as the number of timed morning workouts has been increasing sharply over the past several days. Additional horses are also expected to arrive from their winter locales in the near future.
“We’ve seen increases in the numbers of horses clocking official workouts in the morning over the past week, which means many are close to returning to action,” said president and general manager Chris Riegle. “This has been a difficult stretch, but we should see an uptick in horse availability for racing in the near future.”
No other changes were made at this time. With Saturday’s card eliminated, the immediate schedule includes racing on Friday, April 25, with a 12:35 pm first post and then again Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29 at 1:10pm.
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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