Yonkers Raceway remains one of harness racing’s few year-round facilities, with world class racing available throughout the calendar year. The racing schedule is five days per week, with first post at 7:10PM ET on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 1:00PM ET on Tuesday. We also race on 11 Sundays through the year, post time varies – please see our race calendar for details.
Overnight races range from $6,500 for bottom-level ($12,500) claimers to $32,000 for Open Handicap events.
Yonkers is the proud home of three major harness events: the Yonkers Trot, Art Rooney Pace and Messenger Stakes. The Yonkers Trot and Messenger Stakes are part of the Trotting and Pacing Triple Crowns, respectively, making Yonkers the only track to host legs of each gait’s Triple Crown.
Yonkers Raceway augments its year-round harness schedule with 12 months of simulcasting from North America’s leading harness and thoroughbred venues. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live racing programs, while afternoon simulcasting is available around the NYRA schedule (usually Wednesday through Sunday).