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Eight To Yonkers Trot; 11 To Messenger

Published: August 20, 2018 7:34 pm ET

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Yonkers Raceway’s entry box Monday afternoon offered up three-year-olds — four colts and four geldings — for the 64th Yonkers Trot.

The entry box also found 11 three-year-olds — eight colts and three-geldings — for the 63rd Messenger Stakes.

Thus, the second jewels of their respective Triple Crown find the Trot as a ‘one-dash-for-the-cash’ event, while the Messenger has a pair of $40,000 eliminations races this Saturday night.

Alphabetically, here are the entrants for Yonkers Trot No. 64:

Lindseys Pride
Lindys Big Bang
Mississippi Storm
Six Pack
The Veteran

The Messenger’s elims go as the fifth and sixth races Saturday night, having drawn as such:

First elim
1. Babes Dig Me
2. Wild Bill
3. JK Wildfire
4. Topville Olympian
5-Nutcracker Sweet

Second elim
1. Springsteen
2. Winston
3. Decoy
4. Jimmy Freight ($30,000 supplement)
5. Stay Hungry
6. Kwik Talkin

Both finals - $500,000 each - are scheduled for Saturday, September 1. They are accompanied by the companion events, the $129,014 Hudson Filly Trot (six entrants) and the $112,904 Lady Maud Pace (eight entrants).


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