The annual tribute to Teddy Roosevelt, for 3- and 4-year-old gentlemen who are/were non-winners of four races and/or $40,000 through last Dec. 1, offered up eight, $12,500 divisions.
Turns out that the last division (Touchdown Mindale) was also the swiftest (1:53.3), with the entire list of winners as such...
--Artist Night,g,4 (by); co-owners (as Burke Racing) trainer ,Weaver Bruscemi,Howard Taylor/driver ; 1:54/$3.20;
--Sir Michigan Z Tam,g,4 (by); co-owners (trainer/driver) Pat Lachance,M&M Harness Racing,Ira Rosenblum; 1:55.4/$4.10;
--Rocks N Bonds,g,4 (by); owner Kostas Tsanakos/trainer Ivan Llopez/driver ; 1:55.1/$4.60;
--A Stitch in Time,g,4 (by Kent's on Nuke); owner A Piece of the Action/trainer/driver ; 1:54.1/$2.10;
--I Dream a Dream,g,4 (by); co-owners Lomangino Standardbreds,Leo Lomangino/trainer-driver Lachance; (life-best) 1:54/$18.60;
--Ashley's Husband,g,4 (by); owner W J Donovan/trainer /driver ; 1:56.1/$2.50;
--K-Lee's Shakenbake,g,4 (by Raycer Thad); co-owners Martin Scharf,David Linker/trainer/driver ; 1:54.4/$3;
--Touchdown Mindale,g,4 (by); co-owners Stb,Harvey Eisman,Leland & Owen Mathias/trainer /driver ; 1:53.3/$22.40.
The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily.
by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway