Yonkers Thursday Cut Short; Update On Purse Bonuses

Harness racing at Yonkers Raceway
Published: April 11, 2024 08:25 pm EDT

Due to electrical issues that occurred during the third race on Thursday night, April 11 at MGM Yonkers Raceway, the remainder of the program had to be cancelled.

Racing is scheduled to resume on Friday, April 12 at Yonkers and will feature two $40,000 USD divisions of the final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for pacing mares.

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOANY) offered the first 20 per cent bonus race card of the year on Thursday, but due to the early cancellation, the bonus race card will now take place next Thursday, April 18. All horses must be entered Friday, April 12 by 3 p.m.

The SOANY will payout the first three races from April 11 and all those horses are eligible for the 20 per cent bonus next Thursday.

This is the third year in a row where SOANY will be conducting a 20 per cent bonus race card. Last year, SOANY held four 20 per cent bonus race cards, paying out a little over $100,000 to its members.

The 2024 20 per cent bonuses will be paid out to all horses wholly owned, trained and driven by SOANY members, who were signed up by Feb. 29, 2024. The bonus money will be paid separately and solely to the owners (whoever is listed first in the program) and will come directly from the SOANY’s funds.

(With files from Yonkers Raceway and SOANY)

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