BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Thursday, April 13, 2017—Yonkers Raceway’s Thursday night (Apr. 13th) program was sponsored by the letter ‘S’.
‘S,’ as in Stratton, as in driver Jordan Stratton.
‘S,’ as in Siegelman, as in trainer Robbie Siegelman.
‘S,” as in Southern Pursuit N, as in the 62-1 ($126.50) upsetter—driven by Stratton and trained by Siegelman, of the break-filled, $15,000, third-race pace (life-best 1:55.1). The eight-hole bombardier led a $652 exacta and $2,308 triple, while ending a $5,393 Pick 3.
‘S’ also, as in Sears, as in season-debuting Brian Sears. The Hall of Famer-in-waiting made his first appearance since late last season after laser eye surgery. Sears went 1-for-8 Thursday night, lasting on the lead with odds-on One Through Ten ($3.60) in the $25,000, 10th-race pace (1:53.2).
Sears has seven drives Friday (Apr. 14th) and six Saturday (Apr. 15th).