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Wednesday, May 29, 2013


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

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, May 28, 2013--Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway's pair of Saturday night stakes, the $275,000 final of the Art Rooney Pace (3-year-old colts/geldings) and $117,060 Lismore Pace (3-year-old fillies).

The Lismore goes as race 7 (approximate post 9:30 PM), on the 13-race card, while the Rooney goes as the ninth race (approximate post 10:10 PM). 

The fields, with early drivers...Rooney-- 1-Sunfire Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras), 2-Source of Pride (Dave Miller), 3-Mach it So (Brett Miller); 4-Good Day Mate (Jason Bartlett), 5-Doctor Butch (George Brennan). 6-Sir Cary's Zam (Pat Lachance), 7- Lonewolf Currier (Brian Sears), 8-Bet the Moon (Brennan also listed)

Note that Sunfire Blue Chip and Source of Pride shall race as a common-owner/trainer (Christina and Jimmy Takter) entry.

Lismore--1-Mattwestern (Brennan), 2-JK Black Beauty (Sears), 3-Freetime (Jordan Stratton), 4-Aria J (Brennan also listed), 5-Handsoffmycupcake (Dan Dube), 6-Offintothesunset (Brennan also listed). 7-Live Entertainment (Gingras), 8-Give Me an Amen (Bartlett). 

Note that JK Black Beauty, Aria J, Offintothesunset and Give Me an Amen, all trained by Linda Toscano, race uncoupled due to bona fide separate ownership, while Freetime and Handsoffmycupcake are coupled due to common co-owner/trainer (Scott DiDomenico).

Driver changes and morning line for both races shall be added Wednesday.

The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM (note live racing is on hiatus June 2-13) . Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available around the NYRA schedule.