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Saturday, May 25, 2013


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

YONKERS, NY, Friday, May 24, 2013 – A friendly reminder from friendly Yonkers Raceway that after the Art Rooney Pace/Lismore stakes program of Saturday, June 1, Yonkers Raceway is dark for live racing (and evening simulcasting) until Friday, June 14.

Afternoon simulcasting continues around the NYRA schedule, including the June 8th Belmont Stakes (special first post @ 11:35 AM).

A complete schedule is always available at

Horsemen are also reminded that nominations for the “Jackpot Next Door” Claiming Series (for $20,000 claiming pacers of both genders) close Saturday, June 15, with the series beginning Friday, June 28. Nominations forms are available in the nightly racing program, on-line ( and various harness publications and their sites. For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.