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Tuesday, October 27, 2015


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

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, October 27, 2015—George Brennan and Jason Bartlett, who sit atop Yonkers Raceway’s driver standings, are—not coincidentally—sitting on their next respective milestones.

Brennan, who was blanked in nine drives Tuesday afternoon, is 15 away from 9,000 career wins. Despite his protestations, the staunch New York Mets’ fan cannot add any of their post-season victories to his personal number.

Bartlett, after a two–win Tuesday (including a 27-1 [$56.50] bombardier in the finale), stands at 5,998 career victories, or two away from 6,000.

Bartlett (411 wins) and Brennan (331) are 1-2 in the local standings.

            The two resume the quest for their next plateaus with full dance cards during Yonkers’ final Thursday (Oct. 29) card of the season (first post @ 7:10 PM).

As an aside, driver Scott Zeron picked up the Tuesday gauntlet with four winners (mutuels of $4.90, $4.10 [$13.60 early double], $66 and $13.60), while Mark MacDonald’s consecutive winners returned $43.40 and $69.50, respectively.