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Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champ Rocky Bleier at Empire City Casino Sunday Night, October 29th

Yonkers, NY—Football fans will score a touchdown when Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champion and inspirational leader Rocky Bleier soars into the Empire City Casino end zone on Sunday night, October 29th from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. The popular halfback will meet and greet fans prior to the Steelers vs. Detroit Lions Sunday night game at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar. Kick-off is at 8:30 p.m.   Bleier will forever be remembered for his inspirational story of ... Read More »

Ten World Class Trotters in $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino on Saturday, October 14th

Yonkers, NY — Ten elite trotters representing seven countries have accepted invitations to battle for “best in the world” bragging rights in the $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday afternoon, October 14th, at Empire City Casino. Last year’s champion Resolve of the United States, defending his title in the 1 ¼-mile classic, heads the field. Ake Svanstedt, trains and ... Read More »

2017 Hampton Classic August 27th through September 3rd

 As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, and a premier destination for horse people, the Classic is a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour. Now well into its third successful decade, The Hampton Classic Horse Show is in a class all its own, both in the minds of spectators and horse people alike.   In ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes Lunch Menu, Simulcasting in the Empire Terrace at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for Third Jewel of Triple Crown

Yonkers, NY—There will not be a Triple Crown champion this year, but there is still stirring simulcasting and a championship menu for the third jewel of the Triple Crown at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for this Saturday’s (June 10) Belmont Stakes. The Empire Terrace is offering a special “Classic Raceway Dining” Belmont lunch menu and a television at every table to watch and wager on ... Read More »

Art Rooney Pace Saturday Remembers Pittsburgh Steelers Founding Father and Rooney Family Patriarch; $300,000 Stake for Three-Year-Old Colts in 27th Edition

Yonkers, NY—The Art Rooney Pace, which pays homage to the Pittsburgh Steelers founding father and Rooney Family patriarch, will be contested this Saturday night, May 27, at Yonkers Raceway. The Rooney is in its 27th edition, and the stakes race for three-year-old colts and geldings is worth $300,000.   World champion Downbytheseaside drew post position No. 3 and Dave Miller ... Read More »

Missile J., Bit Of A Legend N., Somewhere In L.A. Among Top Contenders in $529,000 George Morton Levy Memorial Final at Yonkers Raceway this Saturday, April 22; 30th Edition Remembers Roosevelt Raceway’s Hall of Fame Founder

Yonkers, NY—Missile J., the winner of last year’s Art Rooney Pace, tries to continue his success at Yonkers Raceway in the $529,000 George Morton Levy Memorial Pace Final set for this Saturday night, April 22. The Levy, in its 30th edition, is the richest harness race of the season to date, and honors the memory of the Hall of Fame ... Read More »

American Pharoah ends 37-year Triple Crown drought

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – For the first time since 1978, a 3-year-old thoroughbred has swept racing’s Triple Crown, with American Pharoah becoming just the 12th racehorse to do so. A sold-out crowd of 90,000 was in attendance at Belmont Park to witness American Pharoah add the 147th Belmont Stakes to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The ... Read More »

American Pharoah is favorite at Belmont Stakes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah has been made the 3-5 morning line favorite in the eight- horse field for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The colt will try to become just the 12th horse to capture the Triple Crown. Owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah is within one ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes field down to eight

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – A pair of withdrawals Monday morning have reduced the size of Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to eight 3-year- olds. It was announced that Blue Grass Stakes winner Carpe Diem, 10th in the Kentucky Derby, and The Truth Or Else have both been withdrawn from racing in the 147th “Test of the Champion” when Kentucky Derby ... Read More »

American Pharoah rolls in Preakness

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah rolled through the rain and over a sloppy Pimlico track to comfortably win Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes and move one race away from claiming racing’s Triple Crown. American Pharoah, last year’s champion 2-year-old, can become the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years with a win in the June 6 ... Read More »