05.27.2014
Efforts to stabilize and grow field size for remainder of meet continues
FARMINGTON, N.Y. –. Officials at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) have called off the live racing card for Thursday, May 29 as efforts continue to grow race field sizes for the remainder of the meet.

FLGR is coming off its first 5-day racing week of the season this past week and while the amount of available and fit racehorses has continued to climb, lingering impacts of the long winter and limited training time earlier this spring remain.

"Trying to force the issue and conduct racing this Thursday with limited numbers of horses in each race only exacerbates the issue going forward," said president and general manager Chris Riegle. "It is important to develop and maintain a strong field size in each race to produce an attractive racing product and is the reason for the latest cancelation."

No other changes were made at this time to the racing schedule. Live thoroughbred action will resume as scheduled on Friday, with a 12:35 pm first post.

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 www.fingerlakesgaming.com.
 

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David Mattice
Assistant to the Director of Publicity
Email: Dmattice@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 585-742-9234
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