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Triple Crown Brings Fireworks To Yonkers

July 1, 2021:

The Fourth of July may be Sunday, but the harness racing fireworks will be exploding a bit early as Yonkers Raceway hosts a quartet of major stakes on Friday (July 2) for three-year-olds, including the kick-off legs for both the trotting and pacing Triple Crowns....read on

Posts Drawn For Yonkers Trot

June 28, 2021:

The fields have been drawn for the finals of the $500,000 MGM Grand Messenger Stakes, the $500,000 MGM Yonkers Trot, the $150,000 Park MGM Pace, and the $150,000 New York New York Mile, which will all take place on Friday (July 2) at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

June 24, 2021:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent its weekly recap and preview of racing on the Grand Circuit....read on

Elims Set For Messenger, Yonkers Trot

June 21, 2021:

Eliminations for the MGM Grand Messenger Stakes and the MGM Yonkers Trot, the first legs of the Pacing and Trotting Triple Crowns, will be held on Friday night at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Sophomores Prep For Triple Crown

June 16, 2021:

The Triple Crown for pacers and trotters kicks off on June 25 when Yonkers Raceway will play host to eliminations (if necessary) for the $500,000 MGM Yonkers Trot and MGM Grand Messenger Pace....read on

Rewind: Cam Fella Wins The Messenger

November 28, 2020:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes readers back in time to some 38 years ago. The year was 1982 and a horse nicknamed "The Pacing Machine" Cam Fella and his trainer-driver Pat Crowe were having quite a year....read on

Yonkers To Race Through September 12; Yonkers Trot, Messenger Cancelled

August 17, 2020:

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, the organization representing horsepeople at Yonkers Raceway, have announced an agreement to extend racing at the historic harness track through Saturday, September 12....read on

American Mercury Rises In Messenger

August 31, 2019:

Positioned behind 1-9 favourite, American Mercury waited for racing room and managed to slip through a seam in the stretch to nail Bettors Wish on the finish and upset the $500,000 Messenger Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Ontario Hopefuls Foiled At Yonkers

August 31, 2019:

Gimpanzee fronted the stakes winners on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Yonkers Raceway as the New York track played host to some of harness racing's top sophomore prospects....read on

Alagna Discusses Messenger Trio

August 28, 2019:

Of the dozen three-year-olds who entered this season’s Messenger Stakes, to be held Saturday (Aug. 31) at Yonkers Raceway, four are trained by Tony Alagna....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

August 28, 2019:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of Grand Circuit races....read on

Bettors Wish Wins Messenger Elim

August 24, 2019:

It was a ‘Non-Bettors Wish’ Saturday night during Yonkers Raceway’s eliminations for the 64th Messenger Stakes....read on

'Beach' Memories: Messenger Monsoon

October 25, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

Jimmy Freight Posts Track Record In Messenger Elim

August 26, 2018:

Owner Adriano Sorella paid the $30,000 supplement fee to enter Jimmy Freight into the Messenger Pace and driver Louis-Philippe Roy piloted the colt to a track-record 1:50.3 victory in his elimination on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Roy To Make Yonkers Debut

August 24, 2018:

Louis-Philippe Roy’s ride with Jimmy Freight to date has already been a fulfilling one. The next step in the pacer’s journey, the $580,000 Messenger Stakes, brings Roy to Yonkers Raceway for the first time....read on


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