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Messenger Stakes & Lady Maud

  • Yonkers Raceway 810 McLean Avenue Yonkers, NY, 10704 United States (map)

OWNED AND SPONSORED BY:  Yonkers Racing Corporation.
SERVICED BY:  The Hambletonian Society, Inc.
FOR:  Foals of 2016
TO BE RACED AT:  Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, N.Y. 
TO BE RACED AS:  Two races.

  •  Messenger Pace (Open): Saturday, August 31, 2019

    • Eliminations: Saturday, August 24, 2019

  •  Lady Maud Pace (Filly Division): Saturday, August 31, 2019

    • Eliminations: Saturday, August 24, 2019

List of Eligibles:

Messenger 2019 (3yr)

Click on the links(s) below to view a pdf document of the race conditions:

Messenger 2019 (3yr)
Messenger 2020 (2yr)
Messenger 2021 (yearling)

Payment Schedule:

2019 Payments

Yearlings of 2019:

May 15: $25.00

2-Year-Olds of 2019:
March 15: Colts $300/Fillies $150

3-Year-Olds of 2019:
February 15: Colts $1,000/Fillies $500

February 15: Supplemental Nomination: Colts $6,000/Fillies $3,000

Entrance Fees:

Initial Entrance Fee: Eliminations: Colts $5,000/Fillies $2,500

Final Entrance Fee: Colts $2,500/Fillies $1,250

Supplemental Declaration for Elimination: Colts $30,000/Fillies $15,000

Final Entrance Fee for Supplemented Horses: Colts $2,500/Fillies $1,250

In the the $500,000 64th Messenger Stakes found American Mercury (Tyler Buter) finding room inside and picking off 1-20 favorite Bettor's Wish (Dexter Dunn) in 1:51.3.
Trillions Hanover, steered by George Brennan, captured this contest in 1:53.1 after an explosive move from last at the half-mile pole. JK American Beauty (Jordan Stratton) was second and Bestseller Hanover (Jason Bartlett) was third. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Tutu Hanover is trained by Tom Fanning and owned by VIP Internet Stable, Falcon Racing and Paul Lang.
Earlier Event: August 31
Yonkers Trot & Hudson Trot
Later Event: September 20
Jenna's Beach Boy