Yonkers Trot and Messenger Stakes Saturday Night, September 1; Yonkers Raceway’s Triple Crown Events Worth $500,000 Apiece

YONKERS, NY—The 64th edition of the Yonkers Trot and 63rd renewal of the Messenger Stakes are both set for Saturday night, September 1, and the three-year-olds trotters and pacers have declared in for the second jewels of the Triple Crown at Yonkers Raceway. Each is worth $500,000.

Four colts and four geldings have been entered for the Trot, so no eliminations are needed, while 11 sophomores are in for the Messenger with a pair of $40,000 eliminations slated for this Saturday night, August 25.

Alphabetically, here are the entrants for the Yonkers Trot:

Helpisontheway (s)
Lindsey’s Pride (g)
Lindy’s Big Bang (g)
Mississippi Storm (g)
Six Pack
The Veteran

The Messenger’s elims go as the fifth and sixth races Saturday night, and here’s the draw:

First elim—1-Babes Dig Me (Jordan Stratton), 2-Wild Bill (Ray Schnittker), 3-JK Wildfire (g, Stratton also listed), 4-Topville Olympian (g, Brian Sears), 5-Nutcracker Sweet (Stratton also listed).

Second elim—1-Springsteen (Dave Miller), 2- Winston (g, Corey Callahan), 3-Decoy (Mark MacDonald), 4-Jimmy Freight (s, Louis-Philippe Roy), 5-Stay Hungry (Doug McNair), 6-Kwik Talkin’ (Stratton).

Note ‘g’ signifies gelding, while ‘s’ is a $30,000 supplemental entrant.

Both finals–$500,000 each—are scheduled for a week from Saturday night, Sept. 1st. 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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