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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


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

            YONKERS, NY, Monday, March 10, 2014 – Yonkers Raceway’s stakes season began Monday night, with the opening round of the Petticoat Pacing Series.

            The series, for 3- and 4-year-old young ladies who are/were non-winners of four races or $40,000 through last Dec. 1, attracted five, $12,500 divisions…and those five divisions played favorites.

            The envelopes, please…

--A Sham of Amber,4 (by Riverboat King); owner Stephen Herrick/trainer Luanne Case/driver Jason Bartlett; 1:55.1/$3.90;
            --Road Bet,4 (by Bettor’s Delight); owner W J Donovan/trainer Chris Ryder/driver George Brennan; 1:54.3/$4.10;
            --Hobe Sound,4 (by Somebeachsomewhere); co-owners (trainer) Andrew Harris,Evan Katz,Seth Fried/driver Brian Sears; 1:55.3/$2.10;
            --My Shyen,4 (by American Ideal);  co-owners (trainer) Rene Allard [Allard Racing],Yves Sarazin/driver Sears, 1:58/$2.90;
            --Macharoundtheclock,4 (by Mach Three); owner-breeder Birnam Wood Farms/trainer Larry Remmen/driver Sears; 1:56/$2.20.

            The boys take their turn Tuesday night, with eight, $12,500 divisions of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series, also for 3- and 4-year-olds.

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 daily.