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Rooneys Sell Yonkers Raceway, Empire City Casino To MGM

The Rooney family will part ways with its Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway. The family has agreed to sell the Standardbred track and entertainment property it has owned for 46 years to MGM Resorts International for $850 million. “We are excited to announce the addition of Empire City to the MGM Resorts portfolio,” said Jim […]

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New York, New York Pick 4 Set For Saturday

Racing fans will have the opportunity to wager on a special thoroughbred/standardbred pick 4 on Saturday, October 14, when the New York Racing Association and Yonkers Raceway join to offer the New York, New York Pick 4. The Pick 4 wager, hosted by NYRA, is comprised of the $1 Million Yonkers International Trot @ Empire […]

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New York, New York Double Returns For Aqueduct Meet

The New York Racing Association today announced a continued partnership with Yonkers Raceway to offer horseplayers a unique thoroughbred/standardbred daily double wager on most Sundays through the end of the 2016 Aqueduct Fall Meet. The New York, New York Double is hosted by NYRA and will be generally offered beginning with Race 3 at Aqueduct […]

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New York Double To Combine International Trot From Yonkers With Belmont Futurity

Racing fans will have the opportunity to wager on two of the most prestigious horse races in the country on Saturday, October 15, when the New York Racing Association and Yonkers Raceway join to offer for the first time the New York Double. The Daily Double wager, hosted by Yonkers Raceway, is comprised of the […]

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Amateur French And American Drivers To Face Off At Yonkers

Despite their amateur status, the five French drivers invading Yonkers Raceway Tuesday afternoon have quite a bit of experience. Led by the “Belle Dame,” Sophie Blanchetiere with 354 victories, along with Michel Poirier (310), Romain Poree (138), Christophe Roszak (118) and Hubert Jay (40), the quintet has compiled nearly 1,000 wins — 960 to be […]

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Announcer Durkin owns the favorite in race at Yonkers

Press Release Tom Durkin is ensconced in the heart of Thoroughbred racing right now, perched atop the grandstand, calling races at Saratoga Racecourse in upstate New York.  As the voice of New York racing and the announcer for 12 Kentucky Derbies and 22 Breeders Cups, it’s usually a Thoroughbred at the other end of Durkin’s […]

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Yonkers boots trainer for winning too much

Lou Pena, a harness racing trainer with an amazing 39 percent win percentage this year, has been asked to leave Yonkers Raceway, according to the New York Post.  Pena’s 242 victories in the last seven months are triple that of the next-best trainer, spurring scandal and a flurry of tests to determine whether he is […]

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Harness racing’s See You at Peelers goes 21-0

A filly some are dubbing “The Zenyatta” of the harness racing world won her 21st consecutive race Thursday night in her 21st lifetime start. With the win at Yonkers Raceway, See You at Peelers set a track record for her three-year-old filly weight class.  She wasn’t much of a betting proposition though, going off at […]

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Yonkers announces sizable purse increases

Yonkers Raceway has announced a sizable, across-the-board harness racing purse increase beginning April 25. All condition races will go up 15% while all straight claiming races will increase by 10%.

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