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Yonkers announces across the board purse increase

10:00 AM 15 Mar 2014 NZDT
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YONKERS, NY, Friday, March 14, 2014 - Yonkers Raceway has announced an across-the-board purse increase of approximately 15 percent, beginning with the harness racing week of Monday, March 24th.

The new purse structure shall range from $9,000 (for non-winners of $5,000 in last six starts) to $38,000 (for the trio of weekly Opens/Open Handicaps). The "old" range went from $6,500 to $33,000.

"We realize that with Pocono and Harrah's Philly opening, horsemen have more choices, and we're committed the maintaining the best racing right here," general manager Bob Galterio said. "As always, we appreciate their support and encourage everyone to take a look at the new purse schedule."

For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.

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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