Handicappers that closely follow the racing at Yonkers Raceway may have noticed a subtle change in the program information the last month. The morning line odds are now being prepared by a computerized program.
For the last three years, TrackMaster has been developing software to generate automated morning lines. In statistics compiled by TrackMaster, these automated lines have proven to be more accurate than the lines currently being used at most harness tracks.
"While this has taken a substantial investment by TrackMaster and the USTA to build the automated line seamlessly into the eTrack race office system, it is of substantial benefit to racetracks and players,” said David Siegel, TrackMaster President and Chief Executive Officer. "The lines are demonstrably more accurate in predicting what odds that the public ultimately dictate. Additional benefits include a uniform and unbiased approach to the line, fast turnaround time, perfectly balanced lines, reliability and potential cost savings.”
Yonkers Raceway continues its five day a week racing schedule with a 7:10pm first post on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Yonkers has requested permission from the New York Gaming Commission to offer day racing on Sundays beginning November 9 through the end of the meet on December 14. The Sunday race cards would replace Tuesday nights and would begin weekly simulcasting of Yonkers races into the French PMU markets in Europe.