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Talented colt wins rich event in gate-to-wire fashion
FARMINGTON, N.Y. –Sea Foam was a three and one-quarter length winner of the 46th running of the $158,700 New York Derby at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack on Saturday. He covered the one mile and one-sixteenth route for New York-bred 3-year-olds in a final time of 1:46.19

The bay colt set the early pace before receiving pressure from Spectacular Kid. He repelled the challenge and drew away from his rival to score the triumph under jockey Jaime Rodriguez.

Sea Foam won his second career stakes for trainer Christopher Clement. He previously won the $100,000 Notebook Stakes on November 26 at Aqueduct. The $236,070 earner now has a total of three wins in eighth lifetime start for owner Waterville Lake Stable and paid $6.20, $3.60 and $2.10. Spectacular Kid was a clear second and returned $9.00 and $3.60. Analyze the Odds finished third as the public choice and paid $2.10.

New York Oaks

Split Time rallied in the stretch to register a two length victory in the $75,000 New York Oaks for 3-year-old New York-bred fillies. She defeated nine other competitors to take the 32nd renewal of the annual stake for owner Tic Stables.

The Linda Rice-trainee was guided to the win by Junior Alvarado. She completed the one mile and one-sixteenth distance in a final time of 1:47.00

She notched her fifth victory in her seventh career start and improved her career earnings to a sum of $240,700 and paid $7.80, $4.60 and $2.90. Crashing Connie returned $12.60 and $5.70 for finishing second and English Soul paid $2.50 for third.

The New York Derby is one of the richest events on the racing schedule at Finger Lakes. Notable past?winners of the one mile and one-sixteenth stake for New York bred 3-year-olds include Fio Rito and?Tin Cup Chalice. ?The event has been run for years as the second jewel of the Big Apple Triple?beginning?with the Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park and concluding with?the Albany Stakes at Saratoga. Tin Cup Chalice remains the only horse to sweep all three races. He performed the feat in 2008.

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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