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Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

July 8, 2021:

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

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

Johan Palema Leads Svanstedt Trio

June 30, 2021:

Only one of the eight finalists in Friday’s $500,000 MGM Yonkers Trot was winless last season, but that horse — Johan Palema — experienced a transformation during the winter. When he returned to training for Ake Svanstedt, the three-year-old male trotter was no longer difficult to control, but much better to drive....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

Cash Prize Offered In USHWA Handicapping Contest

June 28, 2021:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) has teamed with some of the leading horse people and organizations in the harness racing industry that are co-sponsoring the USHWA/Scott Alberg’s monthly harness racing handicapping contests on Facebook....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

Increased Purses For Yonkers Stakes

May 10, 2021:

Yonkers Raceway is pleased to announce that the four major Grand Circuit stakes scheduled for Friday, July 2 will all see substantial purse increases over the originally advertised amounts....read on

Yonkers Reveals 2021 Stakes Schedule

January 20, 2021:

Following a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic obliterated the stakes schedule at Yonkers Raceway, MGM Resorts has reinstated a full slate of Grand Circuit races for 2021, anchored by a pair of Triple Crown events occupying a new slot on the calendar....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

Gimpanzee Giant In Yonkers Trot Win

August 31, 2019:

Last year’s frosh champion Gimpanzee faced no challenge when striding to an open-length victory in the $500,000 Yonkers Trot on Saturday, Aug. 31, beating the track record for three-year-old trotting colts with a 1:53.3 mile....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

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

Yonkers Trot Tuneup For Gimpanzee

August 23, 2019:

With no eliminations for the 2019 Yonkers Trot, Dan Patch Award winner Gimpanzee will sharpen for that Triple Crown leg rematch with Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade in stakes action this Saturday (August 24)....read on


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