BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Thursday, December 29, 2016—The ‘New York, New York Double,’ featuring one race from Aqueduct Racetrack and one from Yonkers Raceway, is set to return in 2017.
The gimmick, which began late in 2016, shall continue during all Yonkers’ live Sundays, at least in the outset of the season, which begins Sunday, Jan. 8th (post time TBA, dates pending approval of the New York State Gaming Commission).
“We’re happy to keep this wager going into 2017,” Raceway COO Bob Galterio said. “The handle was steady when it was offered, and we and NYRA are both committed to including very competitive and challenging races for our fans.
“Again, we appreciate the cooperation from all parties, including our horsemen, NYRA, its horsemen and the simulcast locations which have made this bet available to their horseplayers.”
Information about the races involved for Week 1—including race numbers and post times—shall be announced shortly. The ‘New York, New York Double’ remains a $1 minimum wager and has an 18½ percent takeout.
Please be advised Yonkers has three January Sundays (8th, 15th and 29th) in its schedule.
Past performance pages for the ‘New York, New York Double’ are to be included in on-track as well as simulcast programs. The wager is also available through any number of ADW portals, including Empire City Bets.