Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night (Aug. 31) four-stakes program, which offered nearly $1.25 million in stakes purses alone and featured the $500,000 Yonkers Trot and $500,000 Messenger Pace, legs of the sport's Triple Crowns, was well-received at the windows…real or electronic.
The dozen-race Yonkers Trot/Messenger Stakes/Hudson Filly Trot/Lady Maud card had a total handle of $1,037,833.
Note once again the Raceway is dark for the live racing Labor Day (Monday, Sept., 2nd), returning Tuesday night (Sept. 3rd) with the $150,400 New York Sire Stakes Lew Barasch Trot for the 2-year-old colts and geldings (one division off the card, one included in wagering card).
Tuesday’s program also includes a $10,000 guaranteed pool Pick 5 (50-cent base wager, races 7 through 11). (Yonkers)