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Empire City to Host Historic Harness Event

Empire City at Yonkers Raceway will host one of the world’s single largest harness racing events on Saturday, October 14 as the annual New York Sire Stakes Day of Champions and the world-renowned Yonkers International Trot will be held together for the first time.

The star-studded Yonkers card features a total of $3.3 million in purses buoyed by the $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes Finals or Day of Champions consisting of eight races, a pair of $250,000 Invitationals – the Dan Rooney Pace and the Harry Harvey Trot, and the $1 Million Yonkers International Trot. Post time for the Yonkers International Trot is at 4:00 p.m. First post for the matinee card is at 1 p.m.

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“This magnificent day of racing is unquestionably the finest in our long and storied history,” said Timothy J. Rooney, president and CEO of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. “Not only is it the richest purse total ever in the state, which is historic in itself, but in bringing together the premier trotters in the world and New York’s best on one program, it will make for an epic day of racing.”

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