BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, December 20, 2016—With Opening Day 19 afternoons away, Yonkers Raceway has thrown down the gauntlet with oversized purses. The 2017 seasons begins—pending approval from the New York State Gaming Commission—with a ‘French’ Sunday, Jan. 8th (post time TBA).
To offer appreciation to the rank and file, the first-day purse structure is highlighted by a $75,000 Open Handicap Trot (1¼ miles) and a $60,000 Open Handicap Pace (flat mile).
Other classes also feature enhanced purses, which can be seen in this accompanying condition sheet.
For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.