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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

Wild Bill Could Excel On Lasix

August 22, 2018:

“He hadn’t been racing that well. We scoped him and he was bleeding pretty badly, so we put him on lasix. I think it’s going to make a big difference.”...read on

Sears Seeks Second Messenger

September 1, 2017:

"That’s the type of horse he is. He’s going to give it to you, what he’s got. He’ll empty the tank for you. My job is just to try and keep him relaxed and confident and let him go about his thing.”...read on

Yonkers Trot, Messenger Elims Contested

August 27, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway Saturday, August 26 hosted a trio of $40,000 stakes eliminations,one for the 62nd Messenger Stakes and two for the 63rd Yonkers Trot....read on

Dozen Enter Yonkers Trot

August 21, 2017:

Twelve three-year-old gentlemen have been entered for Yonkers Trot No. 63, second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown....read on

Canadians Conquer Yonkers

September 3, 2016:

Saturday night's card of harness racing at Yonkers Raceway featured legs of the Triple Crown for pacers and trotters, and Canadian-owned horses emerged victorious from the Yonkers Trot and the Messenger Stakes....read on

Pair For Alagna In Messenger

August 31, 2016:

Dr J Hanover has made winning a habit this year at Yonkers Raceway. On Saturday, he will try to continue his success at The Hilltop in the $500,000 Messenger Stakes for three-year-old pacers....read on


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