David Mattice
Assistant to the Director of Publicity
Phone: 585-742-9234
Breakin the Fever a dominant winner of Ontario County Stakes
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Breakin the Fever was a convincing winner of the $50,000 Ontario County Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) on Friday. He took the 31st renewal of the dash for New York-bred 3-year-olds by seven and one-quarter lengths under Oscar Gomez.

Trainer Debra Breed registered her first career stakes victory in the sixth race. Breed is also the breeder and owner of the bay gelding.

“He is a homebred that we loved from the very beginning,” said Breed. “We are excited he is doing so well”.

Breakin the Fever recorded the the quickest six furlong time of any FLGR horse this season. His final time of 1:09.76 was also the second fastest in the history of the Ontario County Stakes.

The $217,321 earner notched his seventh victory in his fifteenth career start and paid $2.90, $2.10 and $2.40. Gypsum Johnny was a distant second and returned $3.30 and $2.90. Fallfire was third and paid $5.80.

The Cedar Valley Polo Club will be holding an exhibition polo match on the grounds of FLGR this Sunday, August 23 at 1:00 pm.

The organization from Mount Albert, Ontario (Canada) will use several retired racehorses obtained from the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program.

There will be a bounce house and activity tables for the kids. Food trucks will be on the premises to provide concessions. Tickets for the event are $20 per person.

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, 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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