by Frank Drucker, Publicity Director for Yonkers Raceway
In this election season, the votes have been counted for Yonkers Raceway’s International Trot. The complete field of 10 world-class invitees/acceptances for the million-dollar event, set for Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15), is now final.
The seats at the table (alphabetically), with country of representation are:
Explosive de Vie–Sweden
Hannelore Hanover–USA (mare)
On Track Piraten-Sweden
Three of the entrants — BBS Sugarlight (fourth), On Track Piraten (seventh) and Oasis Bi (fifth) competed in this race a season ago. Last season’s winner, Norway’s Papagayo E, is injured and unable to defend his title.
The international horses are scheduled to arrive in New York next Wednesday (Oct. 5) and after a couple of days of quarantine, get Raceway-situated Friday (Oct. 7).
Please note post time for the rare afternoon program is 1:10 p.m., with International Trot No. 38 set to go at 3:20 p.m. (numbers of races on card and race number of International Trot both TBA).
Also note and make use of the race-dedicated website, www.InternationalTrot.com, as an excellent resource.
The race is to be drawn Tuesday (Oct. 11), along with a pair of $250,000 Invitationals (1-1/4 mile trot – 10 horses) and flat-mile pace (eight horses). More information regarding all these races in the coming days.