Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack recently raised $1,975 for the Susan G. Komen organization, the largest non-profit supporter of breast cancer research, when 25 horses sporting No. 1 finished in the top three of their respective races.
Finger Lakes’ fourth annual Racing for the Cure was part of the regular racing schedule from Oct. 26 to 31, with Finger Lakes officials pledging specific donation amounts if a No. 1 horse in any race hit the board — $100 to win, $75 to place (second), and $50 to show (third).
“We are pleased once again this year to support Susan G. Komen in their heroic efforts to save lives and end breast cancer forever,” said Steve Martin, senior director of marketing for Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. “Their organization does incredibly important work not only in our community, but all over the world — from education to advocacy to research. We’re proud to continue this racing tradition, and to help in the fight against breast cancer.”
The Finger Lakes total of $1,975 represents a $375 increase over 2014’s final tally of $1,600.
Similar fundraising efforts recently took place at three other gaming destinations that are also owned and operated by Delaware North — Southland Park Gaming & Racing in Arkansas, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in West Virginia, and Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room in Florida. Including the Finger Lakes donation, the four venues donated more than $10,000.