FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Tribecca held off Winston’s Chance to win the $50,000 Leon Reed Memorial Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack on Monday. The chestnut gelding owned by Ronald Brown scored the six furlong victory in a final time of 1:11.03.
Tribecca set quick early fractions as the pace setter before encountering the late challenge of Winston’s Chance. He earned the three-quarter length triumph under jockey John Davila, Jr.
The $415,721 earner trained by Chris Englehart recorded his ninth victory in his 32nd lifetime start and paid $3.80, $3.80 and $2.10. Winston’s Chance returned $3.50 and $2.10 for his second place finish. P J Advantage was third and paid $2.50.
The $50,000 Leon Reed Memorial Stakes was formerly named the Wine Country Handicap which was established in 1973. The name was changed in remembrance of the Finger Lakes employee who tragically lost his life on November 19, 2005.
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.