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

YONKERS, NY, Wednesday, March 5, 2014-Held over by popular demand, Yonkers Raceway has moved the closing date for its"Jackpot Next Door" Claiming Series back a month.

The original Ides of March (15th) deadline been changed to April 15, making Tax Day also Jackpot Next Door Day. The series, for $20,000 claiming pacers of both genders, offers three preliminary legs, beginning May 6. The $50,000 (added) final is set for May 27.

A nomination form accompanies this release (again, closing date is now April 15) .

For further information, please contact the race office at (924) 457-2627.

(FFIFrank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200

See Condition and Nomination Blank Below

Yonkers Raceway
The 2014 $20,000 Jackpot Next Door
Nominations Close March 15, 2014
Address ________________________________________________________________________________________
Owner or Trainer Name _ ___
Phone _


Make check_ (US Funds Only) payable to YONKERS RACING CORP,
Mail to: RACE DEPT. - Yonkers Raceway Corp. -810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, New York 10704 - Phone: (914) 968-4200
Nomination Blank

$20,000 Claiming Series (Nomination Fee - $500. US Funds Only)

Tuesday, May 6 1st leg $20,000 each
Tuesday, May 13 2nd leg $20,000 each
Tuesday, May 20 3rd leg $20,000 each
Tuesday, May 27 Final $50,000 ADDED
Tuesday, May 27 Consolation $30,000 GTD

1. Nominations
a. Each nomination will be eligible to be claimed for its first two starts only; however there will be a 50% increase for the second start added to the base price. Yonkers Raceway allowances for age and sex will apply for all eligible claims.
b. Each event must have a minimum of 24 nominations or that event may be canceled by Yonkers Raceway.
c. All divisions of any preliminary race will be limited to 10 starters.
2. The field and post positions for all races, preliminary, final and consolation will be drawn by lot. All races 1 mile.
3. If there is more than one division of any preliminary race, each division will race for the full advertised purse. If more than three divisions of all preliminary races are required, right is reserved to race one or more of these additional divisions on the next two racing nights. Each preliminary race must have 6 separate betting interests or it may be canceled by Yonkers Raceway.
4. The declared starters with the highest money-winnings, which have started in 2 legs or more, will be eligible to the final and consolation races. The final and consolation races will be limited to eight starters. Choice of starter for horses that are declared in of horses with the same money-winnings will be drawn by lot, except that a non-stable entry horse will be given preference over a horse creating an entry. In the event not enough 2 time starters declare, then 1 time starters may declare. Money earned will determine which starter not creating an entry will race in the Final or Consolation. The Consolation race must have 6 separate betting interests or it may be canceled by the Raceway.
5. Purse Distribution: 50% - First, 25% - Second, 12% - Third, 8% - Fourth and 5% - Fifth.
6. Declarations to start close at a prescribed time and date, and must be made for all preliminary, final and consolation races.
7. Should circumstances prevent racing of any or all of these races, monies paid in will be refunded to owners of nominated horses unless one race of the series has been contested. In the event of weather or other unforeseeable cancellation of any preliminary race, no make-up will be made. In the event of weather or other unforeseeable cancellation of the consolation and final races, a make-up will be made the following week. All divisions of a Preliminary must be completed in order for points to be earned.
8. One charted line meeting the qualifying standards will be required within 30 days. If continued qualifying time is not maintained in races, additional qualifying line(s) will be required and subsequent declarations rejected until this requirement is fulfilled.
9. There will be no refunds for horses that are not properly nominated.
10. Yonkers Raceway reserves the right to refuse any horse trainer, driver or owner to race in this series.
11. These races will be conducted under the Rules and Regulations of New York State Racing and Wagering Board, Harness Division, and Yonkers Raceway General Rules and Procedures.
12. Judges official order of finish will be used in determining eligibility to the Final events, exclusive of all appeals yet to be decided at the time of declaration to the Final events. In the case of a positive drug test, all appeals will be excluded from eligibility to final events until they are resolved by adjudication.

A Series for $20,000 Claiming Pacers with separate F&M Divisions

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