11/12/2014 6:05PM

Finger Lakes trainer Ferraro saddles 3,000th winner

Finger Lakes
Trainer Michael Ferraro has won 2,869 races at Finger Lakes.

Trainer Michael S. Ferraro sent out his 3,000th career winner when Sweet Sweet Afleet won the eighth race at Finger Lakes on Wednesday.

Ferraro has won 18 training titles at Finger Lakes dating back to 1975. He has won 2,869 races at Finger Lakes.

Ferraro's best best horse was Fio Rito, a winner of 28 races and the first New York-bred to win a Grade 1. Fio Rito won the 1981 Whitney for Ferraro, who was 42 at the time.

Ferraro, from Buffalo, N.Y.,  is the father of trainer M. Anthony Ferraro, who also trains at Finger Lakes.