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Originally slated to be raced in late September Monticello Raceway has rescheduled its annual Munich Mile for Wednesday, October 2.

That race, for drivers of German descent, will be the sixth event in the tracks year long Heritage Driver Series

Winning races is nothing new to Billy “Zeke” Parker, Jr. He’s won plenty—11044 at last count—and what helped him add to his totals was the five winners  he drove yesterday (Sept 19) at Monticello Raceway.

 

Parker didn’t start his assault  until the third race when he scored with Danby Racing Stables, Charismatic ($7.70) in 1:58.2. He came right back in the next race and won with Tom Stamper’s 3 year year old trotter,  R J’s Striker ($12.20) in 2:01.1.

 

Seven races for quality New York-bred sophomore colt and gelding trotters will adorn Monticello Raceway’s Tuesday afternoon card of September 17.  Over $158,000 is offered in two NYSS divisions and they’ll  be accompanied  by five $12,700 splits for Excelsior Series colt and gelding  trotters.

The Zeke Parker countdown is over. On Thursday afternoon ( September 12) Parker won a pair of races at Monticello Raceway and in doing so he passed Walter Case, Jr. in career driving  victories and became the sixth winningest driver in the sport.

 

Parker now has driven 11039 winners in his career one better than Case’s total.

 

A 2:01.1 victory with trotter Hardrock Kid in the fifth race brought Parker even with Case  at 11038 and Zeke’s  milestone  triumph MD Bee Bee gave

Monticello Raceway’s year-long Heritage Drivers Series will continue with a race for drivers of German decent on Wednesday Oct. 2 dubbed the Munich Mile. The race will be will be the sixth event in the tracks year-long series of races for drivers of different ethnicities...

 

The winner of the Munich Mile will earn the right to compete in the series finale, ‘the All-America Cup’ later this fall, which will feature the winning drivers of each of the ethnic legs presented during the season.

 

Social Scene and driver George Brennan blistered to a 1:52.2 track record performance in their division of the $155,000 NY Sires States at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon, September 11 and in doing so their time erased the former mark of 1:52.3 set last year on August 28 by Romantic  Moment and Yannick Gingras.

 

It’s true that Billy Parker, Jr. has been around for decades. And it’s true he has won an inordinate amount of driving titles. It’s also correct that he won two more races at Monticello Raceway on September 10 and now has driven 11,037 winners in his illustrious career.
With those victories Parker is now poised to take over sixth position all-time in races won and needs just one victory to tie Walter Case, Jr.’s total of 11038. And with one more triumph Parker will become the sixth winningest driver in the history of the North American sport.

It’s true that Billy Parker, Jr. has been around for decades. And it’s true he has won an inordinate amount of driving titles. It’s also correct that he won two more races at Monticello Raceway on September 10 and now has driven 11,037 winners in his illustrious career.
With those victories Parker is now poised to take over sixth position all-time in races won and needs just one victory to tie Walter Case, Jr.’s total of 11038. And with one more triumph Parker will become the sixth winningest driver in the history of the North American sport.

Racing fans won’t have to wait long to see  the Summertime Lea, arguably the best sophomore pacing filly in the New York Sire Stakes program this season, when Jimmy Morrill, Jr. jumps up behind her in the first race on the strong  Monticello Raceway program of Wednesday, September 11.

Strong Bow isn’t a world class trotter although the veteran 11 year old gelding has amassed over $295,000 in his career. Now in his 10th season of racing the altered son of  Striking Sahbra has won a race in each of those years  and was once an open trotter at the Mighty M.

 

Now he  has been relegated  to the claiming ranks and has been racing with a tag for the past four years with much success for his current owners Manny and Mary Fajardo and Helen Licitra of Garden City, NY

 

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