Day At The Track

Thirteen enter the $380,000 Art Rooney

06:46 AM 20 May 2015 NZST
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In the Arsenal
In the Arsenal has drawn post 2 in the second division
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YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, May 19, 2015-Thirteen harness racing 3-year-old pacers of the male gender-11 colts and two geldings-have been entered for the 25th edition of Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace.

The number has necessitated a pair of $40,000 elimination races this Saturday night (May 23), with the first four in each qualifying for the $300,000 final, set for a week from Saturday night (May 30).

So, if you guessed $380,000 in the total purse pool, you get a cookie.

First elim (6th race)...

1- Arque Hanover (Jason Bartlett),

2- Soto (Brett Miller),

3- Sonofa Sizzle (Dave Miller),

4- Betting Exchange (Dave Miller also listed),

5- Cartoon Daddy (Yannick Gingras),

6- A Bettor Hat (George Brennan).

Second elim (7th race)...

1- National Seelster (Dan Dube),

2- In the Arsenal (Brian Sears),

3- Rock N' Roll World (Dube also listed),

4- Bet You (Brett Miller),

5- Rolling Ring Afire (Charlie Norris),

6- Penji Hanover (Mark MacDonald),

7- Western Pioneer (MacDonald also listed).

A Bettor Hat and Bet You are the geldings in the group.

The Art Rooney Pace, whose name was chosen by a fan vote, began in 1989, a year after the death of Art Sr. It was not contested in 2004-05, and raced at Monticello in 2006.

The companion event for the Rooney, the 11th Lismore for soph pacing fillies, attracted a half-dozen. It goes for $117,724 and is a one-dash event Saturday, May 30.

The alphabetical roster is Bedroom Confessions, Purrfect Bags, Sassa Hanover, Special Package, Strut My Stuff and Totally Rusty ($15,000 supplemental entrant).

Frank Drucker

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