New York State to Host One of the World’s Richest Harness Racing Events

For the first time, New York Sire Stakes Day of Champions and Yonkers International Trot

will take place on the same day at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway,

featuring $3.3 million in purses, the largest in New York State history


ALBANY, N.Y. — Empire City at Yonkers Raceway will host one of the world’s single largest harness racing events on Saturday, October 14, 2017 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 1:00 p.m.