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>Yonkers Raceway has announced an across-the-board purse increase of approximately 10 percent, beginning with the harness racing program of this Monday, May 7th.

The new purse structure now ranges from $9,500 (from the current $8,500) for bottom condition/claimers to $36,000 (from the current $33,000) for the weekly trio of Open Handicaps (trotters, pacers and distaff pacers).

"We know this is the time of year when horsemen have many options, and we're committed to keeping Yonkers the best place to race," general manager Bob Galterio said.

For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.

The Raceway's five-night-per-week (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday) live schedule continues.

First post for all programs remains at 7:10 PM.

Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting--including Friday's Kentucky Oaks and Saturday's Kentucky Derby--available around the NYRA schedule.