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Sunday, October 6, 2013


BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS NY, Saturday, October 5, 2013--Yonkers Raceway Saturday night hosted the $400,000 Fall Harvest Series, with eight, $50,000 events for New York-bred 2- and 3-year-old pacers and trotters of both sexes and gaits.

The races were open to those who were not eligible to compete in last week's Night of Champions.

The glory went to...

--2-year-old trotting colts/geldings--Expressive Action (by Conway Hall); breeder-owner-trainer John
Grasso/driver Jason Bartlett; (first life win); 1:59.2/$4.40;

--2-year-old trotting fillies--Annie's List (by Conway Hall); owner Any Miller Stables/trainer Julie Miller/driver Bartlett; 1:59.1/$7;

--2-year-old pacing colts/geldings--All Betts Off (by Bettor's Delight);  co-owners (as Burke Racing, trainer) Ron Burke,Frank Baldachino,Panhellenic Stb,Rosemary Shelswell/driver George Brennan; 1:54.1/$2.30;

--2-year-old pacing fillies--Wondering Heart (by Art Major); lessee E. Daniel Bittle,Lon Frocione,Charles III and IV Keller/trainer Brett Bittle/driver Brennan; (first life win) 1:55.3/$13.80;

--3-year-old trotting fillies --Bostonz Credit (by Credit Winner); co-owner (trainer) Rick Zeron,David Anderson/driver Mark MacDonald; 1:59.2/$32.80;

--3-year-old pacing fillies--Brussels Hanover (by Bettor's Delight); owner Gty Stables/trainer Joe Hundertpfund Jr./driver Brent Holland; 1:55.4/$5.40;

--3-year-old trotting colts/geldings--Rolls Blue Chip (by Credit Winner); co-owners (trainer) Tom and June Durand,Alan Smith/driver Brennan; 1:56.2/$13;
--3-year-old pacing colts/geldings--Ronnny Bugatti,g (by Art Major); co-owners Eric Prevost,Tom Haughton,Bridget McNeese/trainer Allan Johnson/driver Brennan; 1:53.4/$17.40.

Among Brennan's quartet, All Bets Off, was more like All Bets On, with $33,148 of the $36,068 in the show pool wagered in his direction.
 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. Special early simulcasting of Sunday's l'Arc de 'Triomphe from Longchamp in Paris begins at 10 AM.