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Monday, May 6, 2013


BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Monday, May 6, 2013--Yonkers Raceway has announced a new "Jackpot Next Door" Claiming Series, for $20,000 claiming pacers of both genders.

The Friday night series offers four preliminary legs beginning June 28 (each race worth $20,000), with a $50,000 (Gtd.) added final and $30,000 (gtd.) consolation both going July 26.  Claiming is permitted in the first two legs, with a 50 percent premium for second-leg claims. Nomination fee is $500, with a deadline of June 15. 

Nominations forms are available in all the familiar places, including, the nightly live racing program and sooner rather than later in various harness publications and their on-line sites. A copy of the nomination form accompanies this release.

For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.

The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, 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.