FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Rush On By was a narrow winner of the $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) on Monday. She stubbornly held off the challenge of Single Verse to win the six furlong dash for 2-year-old New York-bred fillies.
The $45,900 earner owned by Chester and Mary Broman remained undefeated in two career starts. She was guided to the three-quarter length victory by jockey Oscar Gomez.
Trainer Chris Progno registered his first FLGR stakes victory in Monday’s fourth race. Progno’s previous stakes win was with Rollicking Affair in the $100,000 H.B.P.A. Stakes at Presque Isle Downs on September 26, 2009
Rush On By completed the six furlong distance in a final time of 1:12.63 and paid $4.40 and $2.50. Single Verse was a close second and returned $2.10.
The $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox Stakes is named after the female thoroughbred that had a memorable 2-year-old season. The M.A. Ferraro-trainee distinguished herself as the best young horse by winning three stakes in 2001, including a victory against male rivals in the $137,900 New York Breeders’ Futurity.
She was voted champion 2-year-old filly by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders’ and is currently a member of the FLGR Hall of Fame.
The sixth running of the $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox completed the 2019 stakes calendar at FLGR. Live thoroughbred action continues at FLGR four days a week until the conclusion of the meet on November 27.
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 www.fingerlakesgaming.com.