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BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Monday, March 9, 2015-Yonkers Raceway has announced a 20 percent, across-the-board purse increase, effective with the race week beginning this Sunday (March 15).

In addition, to show its appreciation for those horsemen who’ve overstuffed the box for the "French" trots, those races, which already went for larger purses, are also bumped another 20 percent.

In terms of numbers, the non-"French trot" purses, which ranged from $9,000 to $35,000, now go from $11,000 to $42,000. The "French" races (remember, next one scheduled for this Sunday, March 15) went from a range of $13,000/$46,000 to $15,600/$55,200.

"We’re very happy to be able to offer these substantial purse increases," Raceway COO Bob Galterio said. "We're very grateful to all the horsemen who have continued to support us, especially with the oversized fields. We also understand this is the time of the season when they have more choices where to race, and we are committed to presenting the best product possible."

For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.


(FFI…Frank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200)

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