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Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« on: August 16, 2020, 05:33:35 PM »
If New York State governor Andrew Cuomo does not give the okay to MGM Empire Casino to reopen before Sept 12 2020 International Trot Day it over for harness racing at Yonkers. The purse money is drying up.

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 09:15:32 PM »
Nope . Alex told the horseman on Friday

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 09:16:35 PM »
they have a very bad product

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 11:13:06 AM »
Surprising! The track only needs to sell several trillion bags of popcorn and a couple billion hot dogs to almost break even. When fans return, sure the seven octogenarians in attendance could handle that.

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020, 11:48:43 AM »
Surprising! The track only needs to sell several trillion bags of popcorn and a couple billion hot dogs to almost break even. When fans return, sure the seven octogenarians in attendance could handle that.







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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2020, 01:17:08 PM »
bowling alleys to open now, eventually he'll open the casinos

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2020, 02:49:39 PM »
bowling alleys to open now, eventually he'll open the casinos

Como allowing Gym's to open starting Aug 24, hopefully casinos won't be too far behind...

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2020, 07:00:54 PM »

Racing at Yonkers extended through Sept. 12; Yonkers Trot and Messenger canceled
August 17, 2020, from MGM Yonkers, Inc.
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Yonkers, NY — Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, the organization representing horsemen at Yonkers Raceway, announced an agreement to extend racing at the historic harness track through Saturday (Sept. 12). This will allow for the New York Night of Champions to proceed as scheduled on Sept. 12, which will showcase the best trotters and pacers bred in New York State.

“In partnership with the SOA, we are excited to be able to continue harness racing operations despite the continued closure and loss of revenue from our casino operation,” said Ed Domingo, senior vice president of Empire City. “This agreement further demonstrates our commitment to the sport and to the men and women employed by the horse racing industry.”

Racing prize purses are funded primarily through gross gaming revenue generated by Empire City Casino and casino operations remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With limited funds available in the prize pool and no continued funding stream due to the casino closure, racing operations were expected to cease in August. However, MGM Resorts has agreed to continue racing operations and the SOA will contribute $1.2 million to purses from their reserve fund to allow the sport to continue operating through Sept. 12.

“We recognize the hardships our horsemen have suffered during the pandemic,” said Joe Faraldo, president of the SOA. “We have chosen to take $1.2 million from our treasury in order to supplement the purse account and allow us to continue racing until the NYSS Night of Champions Sept. 12.”

While the agreement allows for the preservation of the New York Sire Stakes races, several other stakes races scheduled for later in the year will be eliminated because of the limited purse funds. Those cancellations include the Yonkers Trot and Messenger Stakes.

The racing schedule at Yonkers Raceway was interrupted earlier in the season with a temporary closure of the track due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Live racing operations resumed June 22 with extensive health and safety protocols in place.

Pursuant to state and health guidelines, spectators are not permitted at Yonkers Raceway but races are simulcast and available for viewing and wagering online at www.EmpireCityBet s.com.

As always, the health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority.

For more information on the race schedule, please visit www.EmpireCityCas ino.com.

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2020, 07:07:49 PM »
Only a matter of time

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2020, 07:25:06 PM »
yonkets is a waste of good money

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2020, 09:14:28 PM »
Just cancel  rest of the card...weather delay...enough

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2020, 09:47:54 PM »
Cancelled...its time to just cancel it 4 good

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2020, 09:57:35 PM »
In the 90's that place wouldn't close in blizzards. Now, not as brave... Not saying a bad decision, just times have changed.

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Re: Yonkers Raceway last day is Sept. 12 2020 if........
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2020, 12:05:38 AM »
what happened after race 3 tonight that cancelled races?

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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2020, 07:34:18 AM »
Racing at Yonkers extended through Sept. 12; Yonkers Trot and Messenger canceled
Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, the organization representing horsemen at Yonkers Raceway, announced an agreement to extend racing at the historic harness track through Saturday (Sept. 12). This will allow for the New York Night of Champions to proceed as scheduled on Sept. 12, which will showcase the best trotters and pacers bred in New York State. While the agreement allows for the preservation of the New York Sire Stakes races, several other stakes races scheduled for later in the year will be eliminated because of the limited purse funds. Those cancellations include the Yonkers Trot and Messenger Stakes.

 

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