Of the 1,200 horses that run in a season at Finger Lakes, he said about 800 are boarded at area farms.
"Everyone is negotiating in good faith," Kolb said.
Michael Manikowski, economic developer for Ontario County, said his office is involved and he is optimistic about working with FLGR parent company Delaware North. Seeing it through Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in 2004 added gaming.
Muller is a groom for Breakin the Fever, the 2016 Finger Lakes "Horse of the Year" that took top honors for the second consecutive year last season.
She is worried for herself, the other families and businesses that rely on the track for their livelihood.
"This horse is leaving for Ohio," said Buckley, "because of the uncertainty." Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack is under siege from the $440 million del Lago Resort and Casino, which is set to open Wednesday in Seneca County.