09/14/2001 12:00AM

Finger Lakes jockeys refuse to ride


Racing was cancelled Friday at Finger Lakes Race Track when replacements could not be found for a group of jockeys who refused to ride in deference to the recent hijakced airliner attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

"Some of the jockeys didn't want to ride, they are upset at the situation (in New York and Washington, D.C.). They asked not to ride and there were not enough riders to complete the program," said Chris Riegle, President and GM of Finger Lakes.

Finger Lakes raced last on Monday, cancelling programs on Tuesday and Thursday.

Riegle was hopeful racing would resume at the western New York State track on Saturday.