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YONKERS ANNOUNCES LATEST PURSE INCREASE, EFFECTIVE JULY 6

YONKERS ANNOUNCES LATEST PURSE INCREASE, EFFECTIVE JULY 6
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, June 30, 2015-Yonkers Raceway has announced its latest purse increase, beginning with Monday's (July 6) racing program.

Nearly every class is hiked substantially. The increase now brings the three weekly Opens/Open Handicaps (Trot, Pace, Filly and Mare Pace) to $48,000 (from the present $42,000), while the popular Open Handicap for 4-year-olds pacers goes for $35,000 (from $25,000).

Young horses also benefit, as in non-winners of two parimutuels or $20,000 (purse now $20,000, up from $15,000), non-winners of four PMs or $40,000 (purse now $25,000, up from $17,000) and non-winners of six PMs or $60,000 (purse now $30,000, up from $20,500).

Only the $12,500 and $20,000 claimers remain at their present purse levels.

"We are pleased to again offer a pure increase," Raceway Vice President and COO Bob Galterio said. "It continues our commitment to presenting the finest harness product possible, and we encourage all horsemen and fans to see for themselves."

"We understand that there are any number of tracks currently open, but between the increased overnight purses and our tremendous stakes program, Yonkers remains unquestionably the best place to race."

For more information, or to obtain a condition sheet, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.

The Raceway's live schedule remains Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM, with Tuesday matinees at 1 PM.
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(FFIFrank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200)

Frank Drucker
Director of Publicity
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Phone: (914) 457-2432
E-mail: FDrucker@YonkersRaceway.com


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