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Wednesday, June 28, 2017


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

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, June 27, 2017—Yonkers Raceway’s next Sunday matinee goes this weekend (July 2nd), with a 12:30 PM first post.

It’s a 12-race, all-trot card, with races 3 (post time 1:25 pm) through 6 (2:55 PM) of the ‘French’ theme, as in overflow fields at the mile-and-one-quarter distance. The $68,000 Open Handicap goes as the third race, with a robust dozen, including the last matinee idol, Rubber Duck (Joe Bongiorno, post 12).
The remaining July Sundays (16th, 23rd & 30th) all have the popular post time of TBA (updates when available).

The ‘New York, New York Double’ is also back this Sunday, including Belmont’s 3rd race (post time 2:32 PM) and Yonkers’ 7th race (post time 3:15 PM). 

Final post for Sunday is scheduled for 4:55 PM.