NY Night of Champions draw streamed live
September 12, 2018
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The New York Sires Stakes and Yonkers Raceway will be live streaming the draw for the 2018 "Night of Champions," via Facebook on Monday, Sept. 17. The finals for New York State's premier harness racing program for 2 and 3 year olds, known as the "Night of Champions," is set to take place the following Saturday, Sept. 22. The eight-race event will hand out $1.8 million in purse money.
Monday's draw will begin at 5 p.m. and can be accessed through Yonkers Raceway and New York Sire Stakes' Facebook pages.
"There has been so much excitement around New York-breds this year with some big wins in the Grand Circuit. We want to capture this excitement and are happy to give owners the opportunity to see first-hand how their horses draw in real time," said M. Kelly Young, executive director, Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. "With the level of talent we've seen on the track this season, the ‘Night of Champions' promises to be another memorable night for our program and we look forward to kicking it off with the live draw event."
Owners, breeders, trainers and other horseman are also welcome to attend the live draw and reception in person at Yonkers Raceway starting at 4 p.m. in the Red Room. Reservations are required to attend in person and can be made via email to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Night%20of%20Champions%20Draw%20Reservation no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.
The New York Sires Stakes program promotes the breeding, buying, and racing of Standardbred horses in New York State, and is administered by the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. It was the first program of is kind, featuring 2 and 3-year old colts and fillies, and has become the model for state-bred racing programs in North America. (NYSS)