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IN THE ARSENAL LANDS TWO-HOLE FOR 300G ART ROONEY PACE

IN THE ARSENAL LANDS TWO-HOLE FOR 300G ART ROONEY PACE
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, May 26, 2015-In the Arsenal, already with a Yonkers Raceway open stakes wins to his credit, drew post position No. 2 for Saturday night's $300,000 Art Rooney Pace.

The 25th edition of the Rooney, one of the sport's premier events for the 3-year-old male pacers, goes as the fourth of 12 races (first post 7:10 PM, approximate post for Rooney 8:15 PM).

Brian Sears drives In the Arsenal, a son of American Ideal trained by Kelvin Harrison for co-owners (breeder) White Birch Farm and In the Arsenal Racing. The colt won the second of last weekend's two elimination races, defeating Rock N' Roll World by a head in 1:53.1. In the Arsenal has won eight of his 13 career races and $431,843, making him the richest of the octet the final.

He first gained prominence last summer, winning the $125,000 Lawrence B. Sheppard, the Raceway's premier event for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings.

Last week's other elim winner, Sonofa Sizzle (1:52.1), wasnt as fortunate with the open draw. He landed behind the eight-ball with George Brennan picking up the assignment for trainer Josh Green. Sears drove the son of Life Sizzles a week ago.

The field for the Rooney Pace...1-Rock N' World (Dan Dube), 2-In the Arsenal (Brian Sears), 3-Arque Hanover (Jason Bartlett), 4-National Seelster (Andy Miller), 5-Betting Exchange (Dave Miller), 6-Bet You (Brett Miller), 7-Cartoon Daddy (Yannick Gingras), 8-Sonofa Sizzle (George Brennan).

Note that In the Arsenal and Betting Exchange shall race as a common-ownership entry.

Saturday night's undercard is led by the companion event, the $117,724 Lismore for 3-year-old pacing fillies (6th race, approximate post 9 PM).

The half-dozen lasses...1-Strut My Stuff (Jordan Stratton), 2-Bedroomconfessions (Sears), 3-Totally Rusty (Bartlett), 4-Sassa Hanover (Gingras), 5-Purrfect Bags (Tim Tetrick), 6-Special Package (Brennan).

Note Strut My Stuff and Totally Rusty race as a (common-ownership) entry, with the latter of $15,000 supplemental entrant.

Changes (if any) to these races are to be made Wednesday morning.

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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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