Fifteen 3-year-olds--11 horses and four geldings--were entered Tuesday for Yonkers Trot, edition 59. Yonkers Raceway's premier trotting event offers a total purse of $530,000, beginning with a pair of $40,000 eliminations this Saturday night.
The first four finishers in each elim return for the $450,000 final, set for Saturday night, July 27. The eliminations go as races 4 and 6 on the 13-race card, divided as such with "early" drivers.First elim--1-Creampuff Macdaddy (Driver TBA), 2-Cantab Abs (Driver TBA), 3-Deweycolorintheline (Ray Schnittker), 4-Denver (Jeff Gregory), 5-Broadway Prince,g (Eric Goodell), 6- Lauderdale,g (Mark MacDonald), 7-Kegler Hanover (Driver TBA). Also of note, Creampuff MacDaddy is entered in the Canadian Breeders Championship Saturday at Mohawk.
Second elim--1-Twisted Pretzel,g (Driver TBA). 2-Explosive Action (Jason Bartlett), 3-Boffin (Charlie Norris), 4-Detour Hanover (Dan Dube), 5-Fico (Bartlett also listed), 6-Dontyouforgetit (Jimmy Takter), 7-Celebrity Stimulus (Tom Jackson), 8-Theraputic,g (Jeff Gregory) Driver changes and morning-line odds shall be added Wednesday.
This Saturday's soiree also includes the $111,250 final of Lawrence B. Sheppard (5th race) for 2-year-old colts and geldings.
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 around the NYRA schedule (note that Saratoga opens Friday).