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Yonkers announces purse increase

April 20, 2011

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Yonkers Raceway has announced a sizable, across-the-board purse increase, beginning next Monday, Apr. 25.
Effective next week, all condition races (including those with optional claimers) go up 15 percent, while all straight claiming races increase by 10 percent. After the hike, purses range from $10,000 for the bottom condition up to $43,000 for the three weekly Open Handicaps.
Also of note, the "non-winners of 2" class now has a $20,000 lifetime earnings ceiling (up from $10,000), while the "non-winners of 4" class increases to $40,000 life (up from $20,000). Those races shall now go for $12,000 and $15,000, respectively.
"Our ongoing stakes and series races not only attracted standout horses, but also allowed us to replenish the purse account for overnight races," general manager Bob Galterio said. "We've very pleased to offer the new purse structure as we continue to present the best harness product around."
As always, condition sheets are available at www.yonkersraceway.com. For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.
Yonkers' regular five-night-per-week schedule (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) remains in effect. First post for all racing programs is 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available around the NYRA schedule. (Yonkers)
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