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Eight To Contest Messenger

Published: October 30, 2012 5:34 pm ET

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Eight three-year-olds - seven colts and a gelding - have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes, final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown.

The 57th edition of the Messenger, worth $415,820, goes as a one-dash-for-the-cash event a week from Saturday night (Nov. 10). The entrants, alphabetically with declared drivers, are:

A Rocknroll Dance (Dave Miller)
Bolt The Duer (Mark MacDonald)
Domethatagain (Brent Holland)
Hillbilly Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr.)
Lawgiver Hanover (Eric Goodell)
Major Bombay (Andy Miller)
Pet Rock (George Brennan)
Steelhead Hanover (TBA)

The stakes companion event, the $229,440 Lady Maud Pace for three-year-old fillies, attracted seven entrants, making it, too, a Nov. 10 one-dash-for-the-coin event.

The lasses, in alphabetical order with declared drivers, are:

Bettor B Lucky (Jim Morrill Jr.)
Economy Terror (Ron Pierce)
Handsoffmycookie (Tim Tetrick)
Major Look (Andy Miller)
Ramalama (Jim Morrill Jr.)
Rockaround Sue (Andy Miller)
Romantic Moment (Yannick Gingras)

Post positions for both races shall be drawn next Tuesday (Nov. 6) as part of the regular Saturday draw.

(Yonkers Raceway)

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