New York Sire Stakes Series kicks off May 16 at Yonkers Raceway

Schenectady, NY — The New York Sire Stakes Series is set to begin Monday (May 16) at Yonkers Raceway. The day will entail a 12-race card, three of those New York Sire Stakes events for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Action begins at 6:55 p.m.

Those not able to attend can watch from the start of the first race until the completion of the race card on the Empire City Casino website found here.

“We are looking forward to a beautiful day of racing at Yonkers Raceway,” said Barry Sample, chairman, New York State Gaming Commission. “Good luck to all of the owners, trainers and drivers as we embark on a highly-competitive season.”

A reminder that the full 2022 NYSS and Excelsior Series schedules can be found here. This season’s finals will be hosted at Tioga Downs on Sept. 10. Finals for the Excelsior Series will be held in Saratoga on Sept. 11.

The Day of Champions will provide race purses of $200,000 each. Individual race purses for the Excelsior finals have been approved for $50,000. All divisions feature seven preliminary legs.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the New York Sire Stakes via email at Keep up to date with news by visiting

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