YONKERS NY, Monday, September 17, 2012--Post positions are to be drawn Tuesday afternoon for Saturday's $1.8 million New York of Champions, proudly hosted by Yonkers Raceway.
Eight, $225,000 divisional finals--for 2- and 3-year-old of both sexes and gaits--comprise the richest night of racing in the state.
The 23rd edition of the Night of Champions has each of the races sponsored by a prominent Empire breeding farm or ownership group. This season's races include...
--Kenneth J Syndicate LLC 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace;
--Crawford Farms 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot;
--Winbak Farm 2-Year-Old Filly Pace;
--Morrisville College Equine Institute 2-Year-Old Filly Trot;
--Blue Chip Farms 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace;
--Allerage Farm 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot;
--Cameo Hills Farm 3-Year-Old Filly Pace;
--Stirling Brook Farms 3-Year-Old Filly Trot.
Other divisional point leaders were Tirade Hanover (2YO trotting colts/geldings), Barn Babe (2YO trotting fillies), Doctor Butch (2YO pacing colts/geldings), Summertime Lea (2YO pacing fillies), Fortunista (3YO trotting fillies), Forever Just (3YO pacing colts/geldings) and a "dead-heat" between Romantic Moment and Handsoffmycookie (3YO pacing fillies).
The Raceway continues its normal five-night-per-week live schedule, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available around the NYRA schedule.