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POST POSITIONS DRAWN FOR ART ROONEY, LISMORE PACES


Monday, May 21, 2018 Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway's $300,000 Art Rooney Pace and $111,444 Lismore.

The 28th Rooney, one of Yonkers' premier event' for the sport's glamour division, offers six 3 year old colts and two geldings. The event, which began in 1989, a year after the death of Art Rooney Sr., goes as Saturday night's May 26th sixth race.

The open draw probably didn't bother one elimination winner (Trump Nation with Jason Bartlett, post 4, though it cheesed off the other Decoy Dave Miller, post 8.

Miller, who has won this race three times, including last season with Downbytheseaside, obviously has his work cut out behind the son of Somebeachsomewhere. Jimmy Takter trains for Brixton Medical, R A W Equine and Joe Sbrocco.

Decoy won his elim going away, by 81/2 lengths in a good 1:54.

Bartlett, the perennial leading local driver, has never won the Rooney. Trump Nation took over early a week ago, making the lead from an eventual breaker and holding sway. He won by a head in 1:53.3. his fastest purse mile of the season.

The Betterthancheddar colt enters the final with new co-ownership (Evan Katz and Crawford Racing) and new trainer (Chris Oakes).






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