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McWicked, Lazarus to battle again at Yonkers

10:38 AM 09 Oct 2018 NZDT
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McWicked will take on Lazarus in the $250,000 Dan Rooney Pace at Yonkers
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YONKERS, NY, Monday, October 8, 2018--Post positions have been drawn for Saturday afternoon's (Oct. 13th) pair of Yonkers Raceway $250,000 Invitationals, the Harry Harvey Trot and Dan Rooney Pace (program pages accompany). The card will also feature the rivalry of McWicked and Lazarus battling again.

The Harry Harvey goes as the seventh race (post time 3:10 PM), immediately before the $1 million Yonkers International Trot @ Empire City Casino. Both are 10-horse fields (eight on the gate, two in the second tier) carded at the mile-and-a-quarter distance.

Here's the field for the Harvey..1-Warrawee Roo (Dan Dube), 2-Top Flight Angel (Andy Miller), 3-Guardian Angel AS (Matt Kakaley), 4-In Secret (George Brennan), 5-Yes Mickey (Jason Bartlett), 6-Gruden (Tim Tetrick), 7- NF Happenstance (Jack Parker Jr.), 8-Sortie (Trond Smedshammer), 9-DW's NY Yank (Yannick Gingras), 10-Homidice Hunter (Brian Sears).

The Rooney, going the penultimate 11th race (post time 5 PM), drew out as such..1-Nuclear Dragon (Tetrick), 2-McWicked (Sears), 3-Endeavor (Tetrick also listed), 4-Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton), 5-Evenin' of Pleasure (Joe Bongiorno), 6-Lazarus N (Gingras), 7-Mach it So (Bartlett), 8-Always at My Place (Brennan).

Saturday's race schedule...

Race 1 - 1 PM

Race 2 - 1:20 PM

Race 3 - 1:40 PM

Race 4 - 2 PM

Race 5 - 2:20 PM

Race 6 - 2:40 PM

Race 7 - 3:10 PM $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational Trot (1¼ miles)

Race 8 - 3:40 PM $1 million Yonkers International Trot @ Empire City Casino (1¼ miles)

Race 9 - 4:10 PM Open Trot (1¼ miles)

Race 10 - 4:40 PM Trot (1¼ miles)

Race 11 - 5 PM $250,000 Dan Rooney Invitational Pace

Race 12 - 5:20 PM

The 40th International Trot is to be drawn Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 9th) at a midtown luncheon. A reminder that races 7 and 8 are part of a special all-stakes Pick 4 with Belmont Park (Pebbles and Floral Park). Races 7 through 10 are simulcast to the French-hubbed audience.

by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway

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