Yonkers, NY — Twelve 3-year-old olds — 10 colts and two geldings — were entered for Yonkers Raceway’s Art Rooney Pace.
The 29th Rooney begins with a pair of $40,000 eliminations this Saturday night (May 18), with the first four finishers in each getting a seat at the table for the $300,000 final on May 25.
The elimination go as Saturday night’s sixth and ninth races, having drawn as such:
First elimination (race six)
1. Goldberg (Montrell Teague)
2. Air Force Hanover (David Miller)
3. Captain Malicious (Mark MacDonald)
4. Buddy Hill (Brian Sears)
5. Price Hanover (Dan Dube)
6. Melanie’s Tedy (Jordan Stratton)
Second elimination (race nine)
1. Just Plain Loco (Miller)
2. Rollwithpapajoe (Joe Bongiorno)
3. Bettor’s Wish (Dexter Dunn)
4. Lyons Johnnyjnr (Tim Tetrick)
5. Blood Money (Scott Zeron)
6. Branquinho (Tyler Buter)
The companion event, the 15th Lismore for sophomore pacing fillies, saw 10 ladies make their intentions known.
Two $20,000 eliminations (races three and five) go this Saturday, with the first quartet in each returning for the $109,000 (estimated) final May 25.
First elimination (race three)
1. Brooklyn Lilacs (Bongiorno)
2. Privacy Hanover (Jason Bartlett)
3. Mi Nina Bonita (Brent Holland)
4. As Time Goes By (Stratton)
5. Annie Hill (Sears)
Second elimination (race five)
1. Bestseller Hanover (Bartlett)
2. Queen Of The Pride (Stratton)
3. Rock N McRoll (Dube)
4. Blue Ivy (Sears)
5. Rockn Philly (Tetrick)
Post time for the dozen-race card is the usual 6:50 p.m.