Swedish Longshot Cruzado Dela Noche Upsets in $1-Million Yonkers International Trot

(Yonkers, NY) — Cruzado Dela Noche of Sweden, dismissed at 30-1 in the wagering, got up in the shadow of the wire to capture the $1-Million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday afternoon, October 13, at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. Hall of Famer Brian Sears drove the six-year-old stallion to win by a head over Lionel of Norway, with Goran Antonsen in the sulky. France’s Up And Quick, driven by Jason Bartlett, finished third.

$1- Million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino Set for Saturday afternoon, October 13th

(Yonkers, NY) — The $1-Million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino will be contested on Saturday afternoon, October 13, at Yonkers Raceway when 10 of the world’s elite trotters converge on the historic harness oval for the 40th edition of the 1¼- mile global classic. It will be the fourth straight year that the purse is the richest in the history of New York State harness racing, since Empire City President and CEO, Timothy J. Rooney, brought back the International in 2015 after a 20-year hiatus.

The 2018 Yonkers International Trot has attracted the world’s best from seven countries: Canada, Italy, and Sweden with two entrants apiece, and the United States, Norway, Denmark, and France with single entrants.

First post time is at 1:00 p.m., with the post time for the Yonkers International Trot scheduled for 3:40 p.m. The spectacular card also includes a pair of $250,000 Invitational races: the Harry Harvey Trot [10 starters, 1¼ miles, post time 2:40 p.m.] and the Dan Rooney Pace [8 starters, 1 mile, post time 3:10 p.m.].

Off to the Races! Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Galloping Up for the Mane Event of the Year: The 2018 Yonkers International Trot

FREE TO ATTEND: Multinational event features the world’s greatest trotters racing for $1,000,000

Enjoy the Trot and the Trackside Beer Garden with craft beers and international concessions inspired by the countries represented in the Trot

(Yonkers, NY) And they’re off! The finest trotters from across the globe will converge on Yonkers Raceway with glory on their minds and a $1-million prize up-for-grabs. The 2018 Yonkers International Trot, taking place at the historic Yonkers Raceway at Empire City Casino on Saturday, October 13, 2018, invites all to travel the world without leaving the country at one of the most iconic raceways in the nation.

Ten horses from seven countries will race on the mile-and-a-quarter dirt track, as the ‘mane’ event kicks-off at 12:00 p.m. at the Trackside Beer Garden, featuring 16 specialty craft beers and international concessions such as beer bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels. Food & drink tickets are available for purchase at the event, starting at 10 tickets for $10, with a beer sampling wristband available for $50, plus tax. For guests looking for a more traditional racing experience, the Empire Terrace restaurant, which overlooks the racetrack, will also be open starting at 12:00 p.m. with an a la carte menu available (reservations are encouraged: 914-968-4200 ext. 649.)

From Buckets of Ice to Barrels of Laughs, Empire City Casino to Host Inaugural Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit in Support of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder & Yonkers Native Pat Quinn

(Yonkers, NY) — Supporting a few comedic jokes may help finally put ALS on ice. Empire City Casino, the host venue for one of the area’s largest simultaneous ice bucket challenges occurring every August in support of ALS research, is taking the fight against the debilitating disease one step further by hosting the inaugural Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the casino’s Good Time Room. One hundred percent of ticket sales benefit Yonkers native Pat Quinn, who was diagnosed with ALS more than five years ago, and his charitable organization Quinn for the Win.