Saturday, October 13, 2018
FIRST POST: 1pm INTERNATIONAL TROT: 3:40pm
Up And Quick
by Frank Drucker, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Friday, October 5, 2018—Six overseas trotters have arrived in New York in advance of next Saturday afternoon’s (Oct. 13th) $1 million Yonkers International Trot @ Empire City Casino.
The half-dozen, who flew from Belgium, found their way to John F. Kennedy International Airport and the ARK’s on-site quarantine facilities.
No worse for wear are Arazi Boko (Italy), Lionel (Norway), Pastore Bob (Sweden), Ringostarr Treb (Italy). Slide So Easy (Denmark) and Up and Quick (France).
Some, if not all, of the six are expected at the Raceway early Monday morning (Oct. 8th) to begin their training for the 40th International.
The mile-and-a-quarter trotting classic is augmented by a pair of $250,000 Invitationals, giveaways, contests, international-themed food and drink, live music, etc. There’s also a special all-stakes Pick 4 wager with Yonkers and Belmont.