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New dates of Nov. 28 for Borgata, Matchmaker

July 03, 2020
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Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts has announced new dates of two stakes races to be held at Yonkers Raceway. The previously scheduled races were interrupted earlier in the season due to the covid-19 pandemic and have been rescheduled for later this year. Earlier this week, MGM announced dates for the Borgata Pacing Series and Blue Chip Matchmaker, and those dates have been changed.

The MGM Borgata Pacing Series final will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, not the previously announced date of Nov. 21.  The race will carry an estimated purse of $400,000 and a $100,000 consolation.

The dates for the preliminary legs are the same: Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, each carrying a $50,000 purse with no declaration fee. The first leg of the series had been drawn for March 14 before the racetrack was closed on March 10.

The Blue Chip Farms Matchmaker Series final will also be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, with an estimated $200,000 purse and a $75,000 consolation. There will be two preliminary legs in the series on Nov. 6 and Nov. 13, each carrying a $40,000 purse with no declaration fee. The first leg of the series had been drawn for March 13 before the temporary closure of the track. (MGM Yonkers)

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