Keyword: Finger Lakes

  • Deal With NY Tribe Limits Casino Locations

    Three large areas of upstate New York are now out of the running for commercial casino development after Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a deal with the Seneca Nation of Indians to resolve a four-year-old dispute with the state.

  • In 2008, Tin Cup Chalice became the first, and so far only, horse to sweep the Big Apple Triple.

    Big Apple Triple to Carry $250,000 Bonus

    A $250,000 bonus will be awarded to the connections of a horse that sweeps this year's Big Apple Triple, a series of races for New York-bred 3-year-olds at Belmont Park, Finger Lakes Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.

  • Conference Focuses On Horse Aftercare

    This year's Albany Law School Institute on Racing and Gaming Law devoted a full day to matters of equine health, focusing primarily on Thoroughbred retirement and aftercare.

  • Slot machines at Aqueduct Racecourse.

    NY Racinos: Payments Outpace Vegas and AC

    New York's racetracks say they contributed more in various tax and revenue-sharing funding during the first six months of the year than the casinos on the Las Vegas strip and Atlantic City combined.

  • F-T's Blue Horse Charities Awards $218,685

    Blue Horse Charities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fasig-Tipton, is awarding $218,685 to 52 non-profit Thoroughbred adoption and retraining centers this year. The non-profit charities were chosen to receive grants based on the number of horses they placed into new permanent homes after retirement from racing.

  • NY Official: Racetracks Hurt Racinos' Profit

    New York's lottery director caused a bit of a stir this week when he suggested to state lawmakers that racetracks are a drag on the profitability of their racino operations - leading to less money going to the state's education budget.

  • Big Apple Triple winner Tin Cup Chalice

    Tin Cup Chalice Euthanized After Injury

    Tin Cup Chalice, the first horse to sweep the Big Apple Triple for 3-year-olds bred in New York, and another horse were both euthanized Friday, April 17, following a training accident at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in western New York.

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    Big Brown, Curlin Items Being Auctioned

    Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program's (at Purple Haze Center) fourth annual Winners Round-Up Dinner is auctioning Big Brown and Curlin Halters on Ebay prior to the Sept. 19 event.

  • Exercise Rider Buckley Critical

    Parker Buckley, a former jockey who was working as an exercise rider for trainer Steve Asmussen, is in critical condition following an Aug. 18 accident at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track.

  • Former Gulfstream Announcer Dead

    Ross Morton, Gulfstream Park's announcer for 23 years and Finger Lakes' announcer throughout its 46-year history, died the night of Feb. 20 in Hollywood after suffering a massive stroke. He was 74.

  • A Day At The Spa: Aug. 1, Dominion Award Day

    Once there was a horse named Dominion, a determined runner who put Cot Campbell's Dogwood Stable colors in front of the racing world at tracks from Chicago to Saratoga. He was a blue-collar horse with rarely seen determination--he would run on the dirt, turf, soft, hard, long, short--and he would lay his heart on the line to get to the front and stay there.

  • Funny Cide Adds Bang to Finger Lakes Holiday Card

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), figures to draw a large holiday crowd to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack July 4 when he competes in the $100,000 Wadsworth Memorial Handicap at the upstate New York track.

  • Retired Finger Lakes Jockey Jose Olivares Dead

    Jose Olivares, a retired jockey and member of the Oriental Park Hall of Fame at Calder Race Course, died Jan. 17 at his home in Tampa, Fla., of an apparent heart attack.

  • Green 'Thumb' Hinges on New York Revenue Model

    Finger Lakes Gaming & Racing will add almost 200 video lottery terminals as part of a $4-million expansion, but a top official with owner Delaware North indicated major racing-related projects, such as installation of a turf course and perhaps a synthetic surface, are closely linked to the VLT revenue model in New York.

  • Jockey Nicol Reaches 3,000-Win Mark

    Paul Nicol Jr. enjoyed Tuesday's wet weather at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack when he passed the 3,000 mark in career wins. The 45-year-old from Annapolis, Md., joins Leslie Hulet and Kevin Whitley as the only Finger Lakes jockeys to reach the milestone.

  • Delaware North Names Vice President of Finance

    Michael Corbin has been named to the new position of vice president of finance for Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, which is expanding from a racing company to a full-scale hospitality company.

  • Trainer Ferraro Collects 1,000th Career Win

    Trainer M. Anthony Ferraro earned his 1,000th career victory on Friday at Finger Lakes in New York when 2-year-old Go Stan Israelite won the day's first race by a nose.

  • Olivares Named to Finger Lakes Hall of Fame

    Former jockey Jose Olivares, whose career was cut short after being paralyzed in a spill at Finger Lakes in 1970, has been named the 15th member of the Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony is scheduled to take place July 16 between the fifth and sixth races at the New York track.

  • Finger Lakes Owner Signs On With 'Friends'

    The company that owns Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack and operates video lottery terminals at two upstate New York harness tracks has joined the board of directors of Friends of New York Racing, the advocacy organization that seeks to create a better business model for horse racing in the state.

  • New York Woman Charged in 'Horse Rescue' Case

    New York State Police have charged a former part-time Emergency Medical Technician at Finger Lakes Racetrack in connection with a scheme to defraud horse owners by telling them she would take their horses and find safe homes for them.

  • Finger Lakes Alters Schedule for late October, November

    Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in New York has announced that it will eliminate four consecutive Sundays from its live racing schedule beginning Oct. 24, and add an equal number of Thursday dates beginning Oct. 28 in an effort to increase off-track handle opportunities.

  • Weather Halts Racing at Finger Lakes

    Live racing was cancelled Monday at Finger Lakes racetrack in Farmington, N. Y. due to weather conditions in the area over the past couple of days, according to a release from the track.