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Monday, February 1, 2016


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

YONKERS, NY, Sunday, January 31, 2016—Asking. Requesting. Begging, Cajoling.

Whichever of the above works for you, Yonkers Raceway is offering a friendly reminder that they’re closing in on closing dates for various events.

Tomorrow (Monday, Feb. 1) is the deadline for the Petticoat (girls) and Sagamore Hill (boys) Pacing Series, each for limited-resume 3- and 4-year-olds (non-winners of the four races and/or $40,000 through this past Dec. 1).

After that, closing dates (in chronological order) are…

--Feb. 15 – Yonkers Raceway/SOA of New York Bonus Trotting Series--
--Mar. 1 – Blue Chip Matchmaker/George Morton Levy Memorial  Pacing Series--
--Apr. 1 – Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace (2-year-old colts/geldings)--      
--Apr. 15 – Jackpot Next Door Claiming Series--

Nomination forms are available at,  in the nightly racing program as well as other harness-related sites. For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.