by Frank Drucker, Publicity Director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway
Yonkers, NY — Post positions have been drawn for Saturday afternoon’s (Oct. 13) pair of Yonkers Raceway $250,000 Invitationals, the Harry Harvey Trot and Dan Rooney Pace.
Program pages for those races are available at this link.
The Harry Harvey goes as the seventh race (post time 3:10 p.m.), immediately before the $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino. Both are 10-horse fields (eight on the gate, two in the second tier) carded at the 1-1/4 mile distance.
Here’s the field for the Harvey: 1-Warrawee Roo (Dan Dube), 2-Top Flight Angel (Andy Miller), 3-Guardian Angel AS (Matt Kakaley), 4-In Secret (George Brennan), 5-Yes Mickey (Jason Bartlett), 6-Gruden (Tim Tetrick), 7-NF Happenstance (Jack Parker Jr.), 8-Sortie (Trond Smedshammer), 9-DW’s NY Yank (Yannick Gingras), 10-Homidice Hunter (Brian Sears).
The Rooney, going the penultimate 11th race (post time 5 p.m.), drew out as such: 1-Nuclear Dragon (Tetrick), 2-McWicked (Sears), 3-Endeavor (Tetrick also listed), 4-Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton), 5-Evenin Of Pleasure (Joe Bongiorno), 6-Lazarus N (Gingras), 7-Mach It So (Bartlett), 8-Always at My Place (Brennan).
Saturday’s race schedule:
Race 1 – 1 p.m.
Race 2 – 1:20 p.m.
Race 3 – 1:40 p.m.
Race 4 – 2 p.m.
Race 5 – 2:20 p.m.
Race 6 – 2:40 p.m.
Race 7 – 3:10 p.m. ($250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational Trot-1-1/4 miles)
Race 8 – 3:40 p.m. ($1 million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino-1-1/4 miles)
Race 9 – 4:10 p.m. (Open Trot-1-1/4 miles)
Race 10 – 4:40 p.m. (Trot-1-1/4 miles)
Race 11 – 5 p.m. ($250,000 Dan Rooney Invitational Pace)
Race 12 – 5:20 p.m.
The 40th International Trot is to be drawn Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 9) at a midtown luncheon. A reminder that races seven and eight are part of a special all-stakes Pick-4 with Belmont Park (Pebbles and Floral Park). Races seven through 10 are simulcast to the French-hubbed audience.
- Marion Marauder is favored in Yonkers International Trot (Tuesday, October 09, 2018)
Marion Marauder, who finished second in last year’s $1 million Yonkers International Trot, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s (Oct. 13) 40th edition of the invitational, which will be raced at 1-1/4 miles at Empire City Casino’s Yonkers Raceway. The 5-year-old stallion, representing Canada, was made the top choice after getting post No. 1 on Tuesday at the event’s draw and press conference at Manhattan’s 21 Club.