by John Cirillo
Yonkers, NY — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and Yonkers Raceway at Empire City Casino will partner to offer horseplayers a special all-stakes Thoroughbred/Standardbred Pick-4 on Saturday (Oct. 13).
The latest in NYRA’s fall series of special Pick-4 wagers, the Belmont-Yonkers Pick-4 includes the $1 million Yonkers International Trot and the $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational from Empire City Casino along with the $200,000 Pebbles and $100,000 Floral Park Stakes from Belmont Park.
“NYRA’s continued partnership with Yonkers Raceway results in unique wagering opportunities for New York horseplayers,” said Will Alempijevic, NYRA Director of Business Development. “For the second consecutive year, we’re thrilled to have successfully paired two great stakes races from Belmont with the best and richest day of harness racing in New York.”
“Yonkers International Trot Day offers our best racing program of the season, featuring world-class trotters and pacers,” Raceway COO Bob Galterio said. “For the International and the Harry Harvey Trot to be included in a special Pick-4 with two of Belmont’s stakes races allows us to showcase our events to NYRA’s audience, and we encourage them to enjoy the best harness racing anywhere. As always, we couldn’t do it without the cooperation of the New York State Gaming Commission and both horsemen’s associations.”
Past performances for the Yonkers International Trot and Harry Harvey Invitational will be included in the Saturday (Oct. 13) Post Parade program, while past performances for the Floral Park and Pebbles Stakes will be found in Yonkers’ Saturday program. They can also be downloaded at this link.
The Belmont-Yonkers Pick-4, to be hosted by NYRA with a 50-cent minimum wager and 24 percent takeout, will be available on-track, to members of NYRA Bets and Empire City Bets, as well as in simulcast facilities across the country. For more information on the Belmont-Yonkers Pick-4 please visit www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/wagering-promotions.
The Belmont-Yonkers Pick-4
Race 1: $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational Trot (Yonkers race 7 at 3 p.m.)
Race 2: $1 million Yonkers International Trot (Yonkers race 8 at 3:20 p.m.)
Race 3: $100,000 Floral Park (Belmont race 8 at 4:43 p.m.)
Race 4: $200,000 Pebbles (Belmont race 9 at 5:18 p.m.)