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KZ Bezz won Monticello Raceway’s second annual Junior Free For All on Monday afternoon June 17th when driver Jimmy Taggart, Jr. hustled her to the front and defeated seven rivals in a 1:58.3 clocking.

 

In what was almost an exact replica of last year’s race, Taggart, who drew the mount behind KZ Bezz this season, raced her the same way that she was raced in the contest last year when Greg Decker, Jr. won the event with her in the nearly identical time of 1:57.4.

 

It was bound to happen.  Tracys Song’s 18 race win streak finally came to end.

On Saturday June 15 trainer Bob Lounsbury trucked his stellar pacing mare, Tracys Song, from Monticello Raceway to Tioga Downs  to race without a claiming tag and for the first time since late January the 8 year old daughter of Astreos  tasted  defeat.

Last year when Monticello Raceway presented its inaugural Junior Free For All it was believed to have been a harness racing first.
“Never , at least, to my knowledge, did a racetrack ever card a race in which all the drivers carried a ‘Jr.’ after their names like our Junior Free For All did last year,” noted Eric Warner the tracks director of racing. “It was a fan favorite and we’re bringing it back again this season.”

was probably inevitable. Sooner or later Tracys Song was either going to be claimed or be moved out of town. Not wanting to lose her, trainer Bob Lounsbury conferred with owner Nancy Fugere and together they decided that the latter was a better option.
“I know we’ve been taking our chances by continuing with her (Tracys song) in the $7500 claiming ranks here at Monticello but recently a storm seems to be brewing about claiming her,” Lounsbury said.

was probably inevitable. Sooner or later Tracys Song was either going to be claimed or be moved out of town. Not wanting to lose her, trainer Bob Lounsbury conferred with owner Nancy Fugere and together they decided that the latter was a better option.
“I know we’ve been taking our chances by continuing with her (Tracys song) in the $7500 claiming ranks here at Monticello but recently a storm seems to be brewing about claiming her,” Lounsbury said.

When driver Jimmy Marohn, Jr. met trainer  Danny Gill last year the sparks began to fly.  Marohn was a proven talent in the sulky, and Gill, a newcomer at the Mighty M, was an unknown entity. But when driver and trainer hooked- up the two proved to be dynamite together. Marohn won the driving title while Gill prevailed in the training ranks.

 

Bob Lounsbury’s horses are hard to beat at Monticello Raceway attested by the fact that the outstanding trainer has harnessed  75 winners  in 214 starts, led by the incredible Tracy’s Song who has run her consecutive win streak to 18. And before DVC Gifted Indeed got claimed  from his barn the venerable pacer scored nine victories.

 

Now the Lounsbury-trained trotter, Civil Cause, just scored his 10th season triumph today (June 12) in a 2:00 clocking for Bruce Aldrich Jr., Lounsbury’s driver of choice.

 

Bob Lounsbury’s horses are hard to beat at Monticello Raceway attested by the fact that the outstanding trainer has harnessed  75 winners  in 214 starts, led by the incredible Tracy’s Song who has run her consecutive win streak to 18. And before DVC Gifted Indeed got claimed  from his barn the venerable pacer scored nine victories.

 

Now the Lounsbury-trained trotter, Civil Cause, just scored his 10th season triumph today (June 12) in a 2:00 clocking for Bruce Aldrich Jr., Lounsbury’s driver of choice.

 

The fourth race at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday, June 11 was declared a “no contest” by the judges of the New York State Gaming Commission due to loss of communications at off time caused by a lightning strike at the tracks hub facility.

 

Being that the race was declared a no contest and  all wagers have been refunded.

 

However, the Pick 3 of numbers  2,3,& all was paid.

 

Communications were restored  and racing was resumed.

 

Haroun Hanover is a gritty pacer who has gone some tough trips  this year en route to his current victory total. On Tuesday afternoon, with rain falling steadily, the 7-year-old Bettor’s Delight gelding scored his 14th seasonal triumph for driver Jimmy Marohn, Jr.

 

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