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

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, June 30, 2015-Yonkers Raceway ended the first half of 2015 with its largest win payoff of the season.

It was big balloons, or gros ballons for the French audience Tuesday afternoon, when 72-1 Jesse's Story ($146) overcame post position No. 12 in the second tier to win the $21,000, eighth-race trot.

Jordan Stratton, or Jordan Stratton for the French audience, did the honors as "Jesse" won the mile-and-one-quarter event in 2:28.3. The 5-year-old daughter of Jailhouse Jesse is trained by Mike Forte for Rags to Riches of PA. She defeated 3-2 favorite Dreamsteeler (Jason Bartlett) by a neck, with 18-1 Time Will Tell All (Tyler Buter) third.

In addition to the biggest win mutuel of the season (Hypnotist's $136.50, also driven by Stratton, was the previous target), this race produced the largest exacta ($1,394) and what would have been the largest triple had it required all three finishers to cash. As it turned it, the 12-2-all combo returned $14,021.

Not surprisingly, the Tuesday Pick 5 went unclaimed, so Thursday's gimmick begins with a carryover of $1,984.48 (50-cent base wager, races 7 through 11).

After a dark Wednesday (Viva Canada Day), the Raceway's live season continues Thursday through Saturday (all at 7:10 PM). Evening simulcasting accompanies all night programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily.


(photo by Mike Lizzi)
(FFI…Frank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200)

Frank Drucker
Director of Publicity
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Phone: (914) 457-2432

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