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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, May 22, 2012--A half-dozen 3-year-olds--five colts and a gelding--have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace.

That limited number means the 22nd edition of the Rooney, worth $306,204, shall be a one-dash-for-the-cash event, scheduled for a week from Saturday night, June 2.

The contestants, in alphabetical order with declared drivers, are...Bolt the Duer (Mark MacDonald), Domethatagain (Dan Noble), Dynamic Youth (Andrew McCarthy), Hurrikane King Cole (Tim Tetrick), Major Bombay (Jason Bartlett) and Pet Rock (Brian Sears). Dynamic Youth is the gelding in the group.

The companion event for the Rooney, the $176,484 Lismore Pace for sophomore fillies, attracted five young ladies. It, too, is a single-dash soiree set for June 2.

The lineup of lasses, alphabetically-approved, is...Bettor B Lucky (George Brennan), Handsoffmycookie (Tetrick), Jamie Sue (MacDonald), JK Fine Art (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Ryder Blue Chip (Bartlett).

Please be advised that both races are to be drawn next Tuesday afternoon (May 29), as part of the regular Saturday draw.

Yonkers' five-night-per-week (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday) live schedule continues. First post for all programs remains at 7:10 PM.  Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available around the NYRA schedule.