Ten three-year-old guys — six colts and four geldings — were entered for Yonkers Raceway’s Art Rooney Pace.
The 28th Rooney begins with a pair of $40,000 elimination races this Saturday night (May 19tt), each a five-to-eliminate-one affair. Those go as races 6 and 8 during the 10-race card, with the first quartet in each returning for next Saturday night’s (May 26th) $300,000 final.
Here are the fields:
Rooney 1st elim (6th race)
1. Jimtastic (Jason Bartlett)
2. Major Authority (Bartlett also listed)
3. Decoy (Dave Miller)
4. Matinee Fashion (George Brennan)
5. Minnie Vinnie (Tim Tetrick)
Rooney 2nd elim (8th race)
1. Trump Nation (Bartlett)
2. Kwik Talkin (Jordan Stratton)
3. Springsteen (Brian Sears)
4. Babes Dig Me (Brett Miller)
5. Handsoffmychips (Sears also listed).
Handsoffmychips, Major Authority, Matinee Fashion and Minnie Vinnie are the geldings of the group.
The companion event to the Rooney, the Lismore Pace, offers nine three-year-old young ladies. That number necessitated a larger game of ‘musical chairs,’ with all the fillies in one tidy $20,000 elimination. That elim is the fifth race, with the first octet going after $111,444 in the Saturday, May 26th final.
The single elim drew out as such:
1. Python Blue Chip (Brennan)
2. Krushed Apple (Dave Miller)
3. Solitary (Brent Holland)
4. Jewels Forreal (Brennan also listed)
5. Pass Line Bluechip (Bartlett)
6. Believe In Me (Sears)
7. Reign On Me (Brett Miller)
8. Alexas Power (Tetrick)
9. Checkered Past (Mark MacDonald).
Note that Python Blue Chip, Jewels Forreal and Reign on Me are coupled (intersecting owner/trainer), as are Krushed Apple and Believe in Me are also partnered (common ownership).
Changes for these races shall be made Tuesday.
First post Saturday is the usual 6:50 p.m.