A PAIR of Hall of Famers were the big winners at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday evening as motive force David Miller won the $THREE HUNDRED,000 Art Rooney Ultimate and Brian Sears gained the $ONE HUNDRED FORTY,770 Lismore Ultimate.
Miller drove Rooney favorite Downbytheseaside (1-9) to a three ¹/₄ -duration victory over Summer Side in 1:FIFTY TWO, while Sears gained his 2d Lismore with Tequila Monday (4-1) via FOUR ³/₄ lengths over Agent Q.
Miller and Downbytheseaside gained the lead on the quarter pole in the 27th variation of the race for three-12 months-antique male pacers, which will pay homage to the past due Steelers owner Art Rooney Sr., patriarch of the Rooney circle of relatives.
“He’s been an attractive solid horse last yr and this yr,” Miller said. “i assumed he raced neatly. He were given used a bit greater than i believed he may the second one quarter, but he held up.”
The Brian Brown-trained Downbytheseaside persevered to tempo strongly at the lead through the stretch to garner his 3rd victory in three starts this season.
Downbytheseaside ($2.10) gave Miller his third victory within the Rooney and Brown his first.
in the Lismore, the spouse race of the Rooney for three-12 months-vintage filly pacers, Sears guided the Chris Oakes-trained Tequila Monday (FOUR-1) from publish position seven to an early spot on the rail, fourth behind favorite Agent Q (1-5) and Miller.
Coming off the turn heading for the 3-quarter pole, Miller moved Agent Q to the lead with Sears and Tequila Monday monitoring their each step.
Tequila Monday took the lead simply previous the three-quarter pole and pulled away from the field through the stretch to attain her first victory in three begins this season.
“I knew she had a lot of cross and the trip labored out best possible,” Sears said.
This was once Sears’ 2d victory within the Lismore and it used to be the first victory for Oakes.
Tequila Monday paid $10.60 to win.