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Wednesday, February 24, 2016


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

YONKERS, NY, Wednesday, February 24, 2016—Yonkers Raceway is about to become busier than usual, with 28 programs over a period of five weeks.

Beginning Friday night (Feb. 26), Yonkers hosts its usual schedule of Monday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (first post 7:10 PM and Tuesday (1 PM) matinees.

Throw in the return of Thursday nights (7:10 PM) in March and a trio of “French” Sunday matinees (Feb. 28, March 13 and 20), and you get the rather hectic workload.

Note that this Sunday‘s first post has been reset to 12:30 PM, while the March Sundays are, as of this writing, set to begin at 1:10 PM (this is subject to change).

Also be advised that Tuesday (March 1) is the closing date for nominations to the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing 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.