Another Purse Increase at Finger Lakes


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Owing to better-than-expected revenues from its gaming operations since returning from a coronavirus-related, six-month closure and the ability to conduct business over a 20-hour business day, purses at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack (FLGR) will be increased for the second time this season, leaving daily prizemoney 26% higher than it was in 2020.

In announcing a 10% increase in addition to the 15% that was announced last month, average daily purses have increased by better than $30,000 versus last year.

“This second increase in 2021 is another positive development for horsemen and women at Finger Lakes as they work to recover from a difficult 2020. This will also be an additional incentive for others to come participate in racing at Finger Lakes,” said FLGR General Manager Chris Riegle.

Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FLHBPA) president Chris Vaccaro added: “This is more good news for our membership, and New York racing in general. These increases strengthen racing at Finger Lakes by increasing both participation and investment within the industry itself.”

Finger Lakes’ 2021 meet runs through Wednesday, Nov. 24. Racing is scheduled every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon until the week after Labor Day. Thursdays will then be added to the schedule through the conclusion of the meet.

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