By John Cirillo
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Call this one Transcontinental vs. Interstate, or better yet across the pond battles across the Hudson. Here’s the long and short of it.
When the six, world-class European horses arrived at JFK Airport from Belgium’s Liege Airport last week for Saturday’s $1 million Yonkers International Trot, they and their contingents had traveled 3,703.4 miles. The journey took eight hours and 55 minutes.
And then, there are the four International drivers who have a journey to Yonkers Raceway that is a tad shorter. They are the Jersey Boys.
Brian Sears, who’ll drive Canada’s Flanagan Memory, lives in Secaucus, a 21.9 mile distance; Hall of Famer John Campbell, the sulky star steering Denmark’s Tano Bork, lives a short hop from River Vale, 27.8 miles from Yonkers; Allentown’s Yannick Gingras, driver of 4-1 second choice Hannelore Hanover, is 76 miles away; and Swedish-born Ake Svanstedt will guide the 3-1 favorite Resolve, journeying 89.1 miles from Wrightstown.