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Tuesday, January 3, 2017


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

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, January 3, 2017—Sunday (Jan. 8th) is showtime for Yonkers Raceway’s 2017 season opener, with first post for the 11-race extravaganza at 11:30 AM.

Please note this post time, as there was some scuttlebutt about a later one, but 11:30 AM is the gospel. The seven ‘French’ trots, led by a $75,000 Open Handicap, are races 4 through 10.

Also note that Sunday is the return of the ‘New York, New York Double,’ featuring the third race from Aqueduct (post time 1:18 PM) and the sixth race from Yonkers (post 1:45 PM). Program pages shall be sent when available.

Post time for the remaining two January Sundays (15th, 29th) are both TBA as of this writing.

Horsemen are advised Yonkers is amending its usual 30-day rule and going with a 50-day rule between starts (provided satisfactory lines), through the draw for Saturday, Jan. 21st.

For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.