David Mattice
Assistant to the Director of Publicity
Phone: 585-742-9234
FARMINGTON, N.Y. –P J Advantage won the 35th renewal of the $50,000 George W. Barker Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) on Monday, June 3. The 4-year-old gelding took the six furlong dash for New York-breds 3-years-old and upward in a final time of 1:10.10.

The $171,845 earner owned and trained by Paul Barrow rallied up the rail to defeat stablemate Saratoga Giro by a margin of one length. The bay gelding scored the upset win at post time odds of 16-1. He was guided to the triumph by jockey Daniel Vergara

P J Advantage recorded his ninth win in his sixteenth career start. The talented young competitor also registered his first stakes victory. He finished second in the Ontario County stakes at FLGR in his prior stakes appearance on June 25, 2018.

The Paul Barrow-trained exacta paid a total of $126.50 for a two dollar wager. P J Advantage was the longest shot in the race and paid $34.20, $12.80 and $9.40. Saratoga Giro held the second place position after pressing a fast early pace and returned $6.80 and $6.30. Aveenu Malcainu was third and paid $5.30.

The next stakes event at FLGR is scheduled for Monday, June 17. The $50,000 Niagara Stakes for 3-year-old New York-bred fillies will be contested at a distance of six furlongs.

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 1,100 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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