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Rip Loves Maize upsets in Shesastonecoldfox

Trainer Linda Dixon earns first career stakes win

FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Rip Loves Maize was a surprise winner of the $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox Stakes at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) on Monday. The 12-1 longshot edged by Gonna Be Morgan in the six furlong dash for 2-year-old New York-bred fillies to score the narrow victory.

Trainer Linda Dixon earned her first career stakes win in the Monday Feature. The victory was achieved the first time a horse from her barn was entered in a stake.

"We love this filly and we are thrilled", Said Dixon. "She has a lot of heart."

Rip Loves Maize was guided to the head triumph by Dean Frates. She completed the eighth race in a final six furlong time of 1:13.56.

The chestnut filly owned by Our First Ward Stables registered her second victory in her third career start and paid $26.40, $11.60 and $12.40. Gonna Be Morgan was a close second at odds of 57-1 to return $41.20 and $25.60. A Lovely Rose was third and paid $5.70.

The third running of the $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox completed the 2016 stakes calendar at FLGR. Live thoroughbred action continues at FLGR five days a week, with dark days of Fridays and Sundays. The meet is scheduled to conclude on November 30.

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 1,500 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