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IT'S HALFTIME FOR YONKERS' MATINEE SUNDAYS BY FRANK DRUCKER

IT'S HALFTIME FOR YONKERS' MATINEE SUNDAYS
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Thursday, November 20, 2014-The third of Yonkers Raceway's six Sunday matinees goes this weekend, with another card that overstuffed for overseas.

Post time for the dozen-race dossier is a bit after 11 AM. Once again, the Sunday's card is front-loaded with trotters, with the French-based audience wagering on the first five races. Those events are all added-distance (1 1/4 miles) with higher purses and overflow fields (12, 12, 10, 10 and 10 horses, respectively).

Included is the weekly trotting feature, a $46,000 Open Handicap (3rd race) where all 10 starters had their starting venues mandated.

Yonkers has seen very strong export numbers during the first two matinees, with the folks in France (as well as Switzerland, Belgium, Spanish Basque community, Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Holland, Estonia and Malta) wagering more than 2.8 million Euros (or more than $3.5 million US dollars) on the 10 races.

The half-dozen Sundays, running through Dec. 14th inclusive, replace five Tuesday nights (through Dec. 9th).

As has been the was the case from the beginning, Yonkers is enticing both its evening regulars and the Sunday early risers with any number of freebies, including...

...a free Sunday live program with the purchase of a Saturday live program
(advance wagering for YR's Sunday races is available all day Saturday)
...free Sunday breakfast (egg sandwich and coffee) trackside between 10 AM-12 Noon (mutuel windows open on the track apron at 10 AM, and beginning at 10:30 AM at other areas of the track).
...free Sunday bets--a $2 daily double (races 1 & 2) and $1 exacta box (races 2, 3, 4 & 5)--to the first 200 existing (or newly-enrolled) Empire Club members between 10 AM-11 AM (all tickets are "quick picks"). Also, there's a free promotional gift (while supplies last) and a chance to win dinner for two at any of restaurants on premises.

All Empire City Bets members receive a free, dollar-box triple wager (not a "quick pick") for Sunday's third race, while selected ECB members are eligible for a $10 bet/get for wagers made on the first five "French" races.

In addition to Empire City Bets, several other ADW's are continuing to offer special incentives for those wagering on these Sunday matinees.


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