FARMINGTON, N.Y. –Winston’s Chance won the $50,000 Genesee Valley Breeders’ Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) on Monday. He recorded the victory in a final time of 1:45.35 for the one mile and one-sixteenth route.
The 6-year-gelding owned by Char Allie Stable and Kathy Haers was kept close to the early pace by jockey Nazario Alvarado. He was able to overtake his rivals to win the 41st running of the annual stake for older New York-bred males by two and three-quarter lengths.
The Debra Breed-trainee registered his second FLGR stake triumph. He previously won the $50,000 Leon Reed Memorial Stakes on October 9, 2018.
Winston’s Chance improved his career earnings to a sum of $295,047. He was the popular choice in the eighth race and paid $3.30, $2.70 and $2.10. Fleet Irish rallied to be second and returned $6.40 and $3.20. Big Gemmy was third and paid $2.40.
The Genesee Valley Breeders’ Association (GVBA) is the oldest thoroughbred breeding organization in the United States. The GVBA awards program is administered by the New York Breeding and Development Fund Corporation, and it continues to provide monies for breeders and stallion awards as well as enhanced purses for registered New York-breds.*
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, well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. Gaming doors open at 8 a.m. and racing doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily.