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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Stewart's Shops, an upstate New York-based convenience store chain with more than 300 stores in that region and Vermont, has introduced a new ice cream flavor in its stores that commemorates Jerry Bailey, the all-time winning jockey of Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The ice cream -- made of dark chocolate and black cherries -- is available in stores Aug. 7. The flavor is part of a tribute to the jockey, which also includes a race named after him and an event held at the track on Aug. 13.
Bailey -- winner of 611 races at the track -- retired from jockeying last year, and currently works as an analyst for ESPN.
Stewart's convenience stores are known for its hand-dipped ice cream; local offerings from farmers including eggs and milk; and meals to go, "Deli Dogs" and sandwiches. It employs more than 3,800 people in its stores, dairy facilities, ice cream plant, distribution center and offices. Stewart's realizes more than $1 billion in annual sales, and had more than $30 million in profits last year.