NY Breeders' Futurity Offers Largest Purse in Finger Lakes History

The 45th renewal of the New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes Racetrack offers the largest purse in the history of the Western New York track with $269,200 available to New York-bred 2-year-olds sprinting six furlongs over the dirt Oct. 6.

Camelia Casby’s Law Enforcement is listed as the 4-5 early favorite in the race, the eighth on the card. An undefeated son of Posse, Law Enforcement won the Sept. 3 Aspirant Stakes at Finger Lakes by 7 1/2 lengths in 1:10.09 for the six furlongs. That effort followed his July 20 career debut at Belmont Park, when he broke his maiden in 1:02.53 going 5 1/2 furlongs. Trained by Mark Hennig, he starts from post seven and will be ridden by John Grabowski.

The Malibu Moon filly By the Light will also make a second appearance at Finger Lakes after winning the Sept. 3 Lady Finger Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths for trainer Richard Dutrow and Jay Em Ess Stable. Her six-furlong time of 1:11.10 was just one second slower than Law Enforcement’s on the same day. A jockey has yet to be named on By the Light, with Grabowski opting to ride the favorite.

$269,200 New York Breeders’ Futurity (Race 8, 4:19 p.m.), six furlongs, 2-year-olds, dirt
PP, Horse, Odds, Jockey
1. Barossa, 12-1, Jose David Osorio
2. By the Light, 7-2, rider TBA
3. Mr. Destiny, 10-1 Robert Messina
4. Canadian Ballet, 6-1, John Davilla, Jr.
5. Thunder Buddy, 8-1, Jeremias Flores
6. Diamond District, 30-1, Dean Joseph Frates
7. Law Enforcement, 4-5, John Grabowski 

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