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~~Bruce Aldrich, Jr. and Jimmy Marohn, Jr. have been tough to beat on the racetrack and not leaving much for their competitors thus far this week at Monticello Raceway.

Yesterday (Oct. 22) Aldrich won five races on the 10 race card which was just what Marohn did on the Tuesday program. And checking the Monday results one will find Aldrich’s name atop four winners that day, too.

The Monticello Goshen Chapter began in 1959 and is currently one of 13 chapters that constitute the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), a national organization, now with Canadian members, whose main business is to help promote the sport of harness racing.

The Monticello Goshen Chapter began in 1959 and is currently one of 13 chapters that constitute the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), a national organization, now with Canadian members, whose main business is to help promote the sport of harness racing.

“I had a few good horses that were in the right spots,” is how Jimmy Marohn, Jr. explained his five bagger on (Oct.21) at Monticello Raceway over a muddy track on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 21). Still it wasn’t the best day that Marohn ever had but it certainly was a very good one.

“I once had six wins on one card but being covered with mud from head to toe like I am right now I can’t remember where and when,” Marohn added via a phone call from the race paddock

Winning races is nothing new for Bruce Aldrich, Jr. He wins plenty of ‘em. Many days he has three or four winners on a race card but when he wins five it deserves notice.
That’s exactly what Aldrich did at the Mighty M on Tuesday afternoon, October 14. He won two, DC’s Piggy Bank and Mixed Media, for trainer Bob Lounsbury who always uses Aldrich to drive his stock. Other winners were King Otra (1:55.4) for trainer Dave Russo; Riverboat Sue (1:58.4) for Eric Taddeo and one, What Rusty (1:56.4), for Elisha Lafreniere.

What’s going on here? Another new track record at Monticello Raceway?

“That’s correct,” said the raceway’s announcer Howard Oil. “This one is the 10th new track record this season and that’s the most we ever had in a single year.”

Scottish Cross trotted to a new track record for older trotting mares at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, September 24 when Mike Merton guided the 9 year old daughter of Angus Hall to a 1:56.4 triumph. That clocking erased the former standard of 1:57 co-held by Aren’t I Hanover and Mymomsablizzard, both set last year.

~~Bruce Aldrich, Jr and Bob Lounsbury are at it again. Two years ago here at Monticello Raceway that driver/trainer combination had 18 consecutive victories with a claiming pacer by the name of Tracy’s Song, and currently they’re running another string with Burlesque, also a claiming pacing mare.

On the Monday afternoon card of Sept. 22 Aldrich guided the Lounsbury-trained Burlesque to an easy 1:57.3 victory over Rusty’s Flying (Jimmy Marohn, Jr.) which was the mare’s seventh win in-a-row.

In what turned out to be one of the fastest miles ever trotted at Monticello Raceway On The Podium rambled to a 1:56.2 triumph winning the featured race on Wednesday afternoon, (Sept. 17). That mark erased the former standard of 1:57 co-owned by Cornishman N in 2011 and Rompaway Alan in 2013.

~~There are some who are hard to beat here at Monticello Raceway; two are horses and the other is driver Bruce Aldrich Jr.

On Monday afternoon, Sept. 15, Shortest Distance notched her 20th seasonal victory and Diamond Tiara racked up win number 19, and leading driver Bruce Aldrich, Jr. reined five winners on the 10 race card and continues to lead the driving colony in victories.

The veteran pacing mare Shortest Distance seems nearly impossible to beat in the $7500 claiming ranks and she continues to lead all Standardbreds in wins in North America this season.

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