When the European contingent for the Yonkers International Trot bedded down at Yonkers Raceway Friday afternoon, Slide So Easy wasn’t among their ranks. Denmark’s representative flew to the U.S. ahead of the pack this year. Accompanied by his caretaker Martin Bjerregaard, Slide So Easy arrived stateside last week and shipped to Åke Svandstedt’s Legend Farm in Wrightstown, N.J.

Slide So Easy

Junior Guelpa has traveled New York City in the past, but his next trip to the Big Apple will be nothing like his previous visits. The French trainer and driver will bring trotting mare Bahia Quesnot across the Atlantic to compete in the Yonkers International Trot. The $1 million stakes, slated for Saturday, Oct. 12, will be Guelpa’s first time competing in the United States.

Cruzado Dela Noche seeks to join an elite class of horses who have won the International Trot more than once. He returns to his favorite distance and the site of his biggest victory seeking another this Saturday (Oct. 12).

The latest updates on the 2019 Yonkers International Trot, including profiles on trotters for this year's renewal of the $1 million stakes.

Sending Norton Commander to the United States to race in the $1 million Yonkers International Trot is a dream come true for trainer Conni Lugauer, who looks to grow his stable and make his presence known on the world's stage. The flashy chestnut trotter makes his presence known wherever he travels. 

Sabine Kagebrandt shares a special connection with 2018 Yonkers International Trot winner Cruzado Dela Noche. The trotter narrowly defeated Lionel to win the $1 million stakes and deliver an emotional victory for his connections. 

Bahia Quesnot
Zacon Gio

Saturday, October 12, 2019


Cruzado Dela Noche


Cruzado Dela Noche

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Although Holger Ehlert’s two brushes with the International Trot proved memorable for the wrong reasons, he and his wife Anne hope to make good memories in this year’s renewal of the Yonkers International. The pair will bring Zacon Gio across the Atlantic to compete in the $1 million stakes and the trotter rides and 11-race win streak.

Norton Commander