Messenger, Am-Nats and Matrons AboundThere are still arenas for stakes pacers and trotters this late in the season and plenty of money is hanging in the balance, even if divisional titles are quite settled by now. Among the programs that present an abundance of great overnight wagering opportunities, three tracks give the weekend features that top the marquees.
Saturday night’s $415,820 Messenger Stakes is the feature at Yonkers Raceway. On Nov. 10, soph-colt pacers go another round, this time on the half mile, with the early favorite Pet Rock.
Eight American-National Stakes, each with six-digit purses, adorn the Balmoral Park program on Nov. 10. It’s a mixed group in each division, with locals and some of the season’s stakes heroes. Let’s run through the divisions.
Dover Downs is open and beginning its season with the year-end stakes series, the Matrons. On Sunday, Nov. 11 there are some related events on the program.