by Frank Drucker, Publicity Director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway
Yonkers, NY — A quarter-moving Rockstar Angel A (Eric Goodell, $8.90) held sway Friday night (Oct. 19), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Away third from assigned post position No. 2, Rockstar Angel A moved past early leavers Artrageous (Mark MacDonald) and Bettorhaveanother (Mr. 10,000, George Brennan) right before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile.
She then found a :56.2 intermission before 17-10 favorite Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett) tried it first-up from sixth. The people’s preference did advance toward a 1:25.1 three-quarters, but Rockstar Angel A owned a length lead off the final turn.
The lass then found more in the lane, winning by the same margin in 1:53.3. Artrageous knifed though late to snatch second, with Mach It A Par third. Medusa (Joe Bongiorno) and Keystone Wanda (Jim Marohn Jr.) settled for the minors.
For second choice Rockstar Angel A, a 6-year-old Down Under daughter of Rocknroll Hanover owned by Northfork Racing Stable and trained by Chris Oakes, it was her eighth win in 24 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $32, the triple returned $83.50 and the superfecta paid $479.50.
- Brennan reaches 10,000 career win plateau (Friday, October 19, 2018)
Driver George Brennan won the 10,000th race of his career Friday night (Oct. 19), doing so at his second home, Yonkers Raceway. Brennan, who entered the night with 9,998 wins, immediately knocked off the ‘to do’ list when he took down the chalky daily double in the down-the-road fashion.