Yonkers posts purses for Levy & Matchmaker finals

08:50 AM 16 Apr 2014 NZST
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George Morton Levy, harness racing
George Morton Levy, for whom the series is named after
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, April 15, 2014-Yonkers Raceway has announced the purses for both of its ongoing series, the George Morton Levy Memorial and Blue Chip Matchmaker.

The finales, set for Saturday night, Apr. 26, offer antes of $567,000 (Levy) and $371,400 (Matchmaker). The enhanced purses include all starting fees--$1,000 per start in the Levy and $800 for each work night in the Matchmaker.

These are the two richest races to date this season in North America, and are accompanied Apr. 26 by their respective consolations (Levy--$100,000, Matchmaker--$75,000).

In another development, 58 2-year-old colts/geldings have been nominated for the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace, Yonkers' premier event for frosh pacers (elims Sat., July, 12 and final Sat., July 19)

The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily.

by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway

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