David Mattice
Assistant to the Director of Publicity
Phone: 585-742-9234
FARMINGTON, N.Y. –. The $150,000 New York Derby and the $75,000 New York Oaks will both be run on Wednesday, July 24 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR). The rich events were moved after the cancellation of Saturday’s card due to extreme weather conditions.

The fields and post positions have not been changed for either stakes race. The 3-year-old New York-bred events will each be contested at a distance of one-mile and one-sixteenth.

The 47th renewal of the New York Derby for colts and geldings will be the eighth race of the ten race card.

Blindwillie McTell remains the early favorite for the Wednesday feature. The 5-2 program choice won the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes in his most recent start on May 27 at Belmont Park.

The Linda Rice-trainee will be ridden by jockey Oscar Gomez.

Not That Brady will be making his FLGR debut in the eighth race for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. The $205,300 earner is the son of Lisa’s Booby Trap, who made national news in 2010.
He will be ridden by Reylu Gutierrez and is listed at 4-1 in the morning line.

The $150,000 (added) New York Derby is one of the richest races scheduled to be run at FLGR.. Notable past?winners of the one mile and one-sixteenth stake for New York bred 3-year-olds include Fio Rito and?Tin Cup Chalice. ?The event has been run for years as the second jewel of the Big Apple Triple?beginning?with the Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park and concluding with?the Albany Stakes at Saratoga.

The same five rivals from Saturday are entered in the $75,000 New York Oaks for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies. The 33rd renewal of the annual stake has been moved to the seventh race on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, New York Racing Association will be hosting a cross country Pick-5 with FLGR. The New York Oaks and the New York Derby will begin the wager concluding with three races from Saratoga.
Starting at 11:30 am, the first 1,000 Lucky North members will receive commemorative t-shirts. First race post time is set at 1:10 p.m.
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

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