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ROONEY PACE NO. 25 ATTRACTS 13; SIX ENTER LISMORE


ROONEY PACE NO. 25 ATTRACTS 13; SIX ENTER LISMORE
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, May 19, 2015-Thirteen 3-year-old pacers of the male gender-11 colts and two geldings-have been entered for the 25th edition of Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace.

The number has necessitated a pair of $40,000 elimination races this Saturday night (May 23), with the first four in each qualifying for the $300,000 final, set for a week from Saturday night (May 30).

So, if you guessed $380,000 in the total purse pool, you get a cookie.

First elim (6th race)...1-Arque Hanover (Jason Bartlett), 2-Soto (Brett Miller), 3-Sonofa Sizzle (Dave Miller), 4-Betting Exchange (Dave Miller also listed), 5-Cartoon Daddy (Yannick Gingras), 6-A Bettor Hat (George Brennan).

Second elim (7th race)...1-National Seelster (Dan Dube), 2-In the Arsenal (Brian Sears), 3-Rock N' Roll World (Dube also listed), 4-Bet You (Brett Miller), 5-Rolling Ring Afire (Charlie Norris), 6-Penji Hanover (Mark MacDonald), 7-Western Pioneer (MacDonald also listed).

A Bettor Hat and Bet You are the geldings in the group.

The Art Rooney Pace, whose name was chosen by a fan vote, began in 1989, a year after the death of Art Sr. It was not contested in 2004-05, and raced at Monticello in 2006.

The companion event for the Rooney, the 11th Lismore for soph pacing fillies, attracted a half-dozen. It goes for $117,724 and is a one-dash event Saturday, May 30.

The alphabetical roster is Bedroom Confessions, Purrfect Bags, Sassa Hanover, Special Package, Strut My Stuff and Totally Rusty ($15,000 supplemental entrant).

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(FFIFrank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200)

Frank Drucker
Director of Publicity
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Phone: 914 457 2432
E-mail: FDrucker@YonkersRaceway.com


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