BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, October 25, 2016—Our long national nightmare is over…Yonkers Raceway’s Sunday matinees have returned.
The first of six such cards goes this postward this weekend (Oct. 30th), with first post of 12:30 PM, as races 1 through 7 (all trots) are simulcast to our French-hubbed audience.
Those events again each have 10 scheduled starters at the mile-and-one-quarter distance. The weekly Open Handicap Trot, with its vitamin-enriched $56,000 purse, is the first race on the dozen-dash program.
Tornado Tim, last week’s first-up marquee trot winner, starts from post position No. 7 this time around, with Dan Dube retaining the assignment for co-owner/trainer Rene Allard.
Dot Dot Dot Dash (Tyler Buter, post 4) and Springbank Sam N (Jordan Stratton, post 9) both move up off wins against softer, while Yonkers Invitational Trot participant Winds of the North (Matt Kakaley, post 8) makes his first overnight start since late August.
Luminosity (George Brennan, post 3), Cash Me Out (Buter also listed, post 6) and Tober (Brent Holland, post 10) all made money in last week’s featured trot.
Note that Thursday live racing (evening simulcasting) is done for the season after this week (Oct. 27th) and post times for the remaining Sundays (Nov. 13th, 20th, 27th & Dec. 4th and 18th) are TBA as of this writing.