Posts Drawn For Art Rooney And Lismore

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Published: June 9, 2009 07:36 pm EDT

Post positions have been drawn for both of Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night stakes finals – the $421,950 Art Rooney Pace and the $293,970 Lismore Pace


This year’s Art Rooney Pace didn’t require eliminations as a result of just seven names being dropped in the box. That group of seven will compete in the final this Saturday, and the field will line up on the starting gate like this:

$421,950 Art Rooney Pace
Post - Horse (Driver, Odds)
1 - Fireintheshark (Jason Bartlett, 8-1)
2 - Monkey Off My Back (Cat Manzi, 12-1)
3 - Venice Menace (Dave Palone, 10-1)
4 - Hypnotic Blue Chip (Tim Tetrick, 6-5)
5 - Mobile (Jim Morrill, Jr., 15-1)
6 - If I Can Dream (George Brennan, 3-1)
7 - Barber Pole (Jordan Stratton, 6-1)

The 19th edition of the Rooney goes as the tenth race on the 13-race card. Post time for the first race is 7:10 p.m.

The Rooney's companion event, the Lismore Pace for sophomore fillies, will go postward as the ninth race. Not Enough, a $30,000 supplemental entrant, and Kabbalah Karen B - both owned, trained and driven by Bulletproof Enterprises, Tracy Brainard and Jim Morrill Jr., respectively - won this past Saturday night's pair of $20,000 elimination races. The field will line up on the gate like this:

$293,970 Lismore Pace
Post - Horse (Driver, Odds)
1 - Kabbalah Karen B (George Brennan, 7-5)
2 - Jkmusicofthenite (Stephane Bouchard, 8-1)
3 - Indulge Me (Michel Lachance, 9-5)
4 - Notjustaprettyface (Jordan Stratton, 12-1)
5 - In the Game (Cat Manzi, 7-5)
6 - Spoiled Beach (Dave Palone, 3-1)
7 - Not Enough (Jim Morrill, Jr., 7-5)
8 - Pumptuous (Jason Bartlett, 30-1)

Thursday night is the $218,620 Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies, offered in five consecutive events (races 3 through 7, inclusive).

Leading the lasses is defending NYSS champ Eagle Way, who drew post position five in the final $44,044 state-bred event. Jim Morrill, Jr. Morrill drives the Dream Away miss for owner Frank Dettore and trainer Mark Ford.

Friday night finds the state's glamour division in the $220,054 Hugh Grant for sophomore pacing colts and geldings, diced and sliced into a happy half-dozen (races 3,4,5,7,8 and 9).

Hay Goodlooking, the 2008 frosh NYSS champ and track record-holder for his division, drew post position two in the second $36,442 event. Trainer Gates Brunet does the honours himself as the Art Major colt looks to add to an 8-for-12 career resume.

(Yonkers Raceway)