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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


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

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, May 21, 2013--A dozen 3-year-olds--nine colts and three geldings--have been entered for the 23rd edition of Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace.

The number of entrants resulted in a pair of $40,000 eliminations this Saturday night (May 25, card to be drawn later this afternoon), with the first four finishers in each elim qualifying for the $275,000 final, set for Saturday night, June 1.

The dozen, in alphabetical order with declared drivers, are…Bet the Moon (George Brennan), Doctor Butch (Tim Tetrick), Duel in the Sun (Corey Callahan), Good Day Mate (Brian Sears), Just Bettor (Brennan also listed), Lonewolf Currier (Sears also listed), Mach it So (Sears also listed), Sir Cary's Z Tam (Pat Lachance), Source of Pride (Dave Miller), Sunfire Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras), Swift As a Shadow (Brennan also listed) and Visa Viper (Brennan also listed).

Doctor Butch as a $30,000 supplemental entrant, while Duel in the Sun, Just Bettor and Mach it So are the geldings.

The companion event to the Rooney, the Lismore for 3-year-old pacing fillies, attracted eight lasses. It's a one-dash-for-the-cash event, worth $117,060, and also goes Saturday night, June 1.

The roster of young ladies, again alphabetically with escorts, are…Aria J (Brennan), Freetime (Sears), Give Me an Amen (Sears also listed), Handsoffmycupcake (Dan Dube), JK  Black Beauty (Sears also listed), Live Entertainment (Gingras), Mattwestern (Brennan also listed) and Offintothesunset (Brennan also listed).