$1 Million Yonkers International Trot Field Set for October 15; Million Dollar Earners Hannelore Hanover, Resolve USA Flag-Carriers

By John Cirillo

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The field for the 38th edition of the Yonkers International Trot, set for Saturday afternoon, October 15, at Yonkers Raceway, was announced today. Ten world-class trotters will represent seven counties, and race for a purse of $1 million, equaling last year’s New York State and Yonkers Raceway record purse.

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Millionairess Hannelore  Hanover defeated the boys in Hambletonian Maturity

The United States (2), Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy (2), and Sweden (2), will have horses vying to become world champion.  The Yonkers International was revived last year after a 20-year hiatus by raceway and Empire City Casino president and CEO Timothy J. Rooney.

The field, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

BBS Sugarlight – Norway

Explosive de Vie – Sweden

Flanagan Memory – Canada

Hannelore Hanover – USA (mare)

Jonesy — Finland

Oasis Bi — Italy

On Track Piraten – Sweden

Resolve – USA

Ringostarr Treb — Italy

Tano Bork – Denmark

America has a double threat in a pair of million dollar earners. The only mare in the field, Hannelore Hanover (driver Yannick Gingras), was a $32,000 bargain purchase who has won 23 of 37 career races, and Resolve (driver ‎Ake Svanstedt), who has 14 career victories and was able to defeat Hannelore in the final of the Maple Leaf Trot on September 17.

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Italy’s Oasis Bi returns for another try

Three of the entrants – BBS Sugarlight (4th), Oasis Bi (5th) and On Track Piraten (7th) competed in last year’s Yonkers International. Last season’s winner, Norway’s Papagayo E, is injured and unable to defend his title.

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Last year’s Yonkers International champ parades to the winner’s circle; Papagayo E unable to defend crown

 

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