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Ontario Hopefuls Foiled At Yonkers

Published: August 31, 2019 7:41 pm ET

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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.

Trot Insider provided live coverage of the stakes action from Yonkers Raceway, which was highlighted by the $500,000 Yonkers Trot and $500,000 Messenger Stakes. Sophomore fillies also competed in the $124,334 Hudson Filly Trot and the $122,224 Lady Maud Pace.

Below are the recaps of Yonkers' Saturday Stakes:

Gimpanzee Becomes Millionaire With Yonkers Trot Win
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 more

American Mercury Marches Through To Messenger Win
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 more

Golden Tricks Nabs Hudson Filly Trot
Sitting a pocket trip, Golden Tricks lunged towards tempo-setter and race-favourite Quincy Blue Chip to land a nose in front at the finish and win the $124,334 Hudson Filly Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 31....read more

Trillions Hanover Grinds To Victory In Lady Maud
Odds-on favourite Trillions Hanover ventured uncovered from last of the quintet to eventually down pacesetter Bestseller Hanover and win the $122,224 Lady Maud Pace on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Yonkers Raceway....read more

1:49.3 Track-Record Mile At Yonkers
Theartofconfusion A rewrote the local track record books to the tune of 1:49.3, Yonkers Raceway’s first-ever sub-1:50 mile, when winning a $30,000 pace on Saturday, Aug. 31....read more


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