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The C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Series kicks off its 32nd season at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, June 5 followed closely by a contest  at Scioto Downs on Friday,  June 7th . Then, almost weekly, there will be races for amateur drivers at various racetracks through late October.

 

Last year Monticello Raceway introduced its Junior Free For All around the Fathers Day Holiday. It was a race for drivers whose fathers are, or were, harness horsemen and who bear  their dad’s name with junior added at the end to differentiate them from their pop.

Again this year the Mighty M will card another Junior Free For All which will be presented on Monday, June 17th, again one day after the National Holiday which honors fathers because Monticello Raceway is dark on Sundays.

Bruce Aldrich, Jr. may be having the best season of his career. Now with 216 driving victories the 45 year old reinsman currently is in sixth place on the North American leaderboard in races won with 216.

 

On May 21 Aldrich drove two winners  at Monticello Raceway. His first was behind veteran pacer DVC Gifted Indeed when he reined the 6 year old Place to Be gelding to his 10th seasonal victory in a time of 1:55.1.

 

In what turned out to be a new track record performance, Tracys Song scored her 16th consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, May 20 when the 8 year old pacing mare toured the double oval in a time of 1:57.3, once again with Bruce Aldrich, Jr. at the controls.

In what turned out to be a new track record performance, Tracys Song scored her 16th consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, May 20 when the 8 year old pacing mare toured the double oval in a time of 1:57.3, once again with Bruce Aldrich, Jr. at the controls.

For the past month the search has been ongoing to find another racetrack executive willing to compete in Monticello Raceway’s third edition of the Battle of The Brain Trusts.
Just a few days ago the Mighty M received a call from Jerry Murkerson who said he’d love to compete in the race.

After three seconds and a third place finish in his last four starts Haroun Hanover once again hit paydirt when Jimmy Marohn, Jr guided the pacer to a 1:56.3 victory at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, May 14. For the 7 year old Bettors Delight gelding it marked  his 12th seasonal  triumph and Haroun Hanover now holds down second place on the North America leaderboard in races won this season.

 

Win streaks come and go but at Monticello Raceway Tracys Song is a bit of an anomaly. Not only did the 8 year old Astreos mare win again today, Monday, May 13, but in doing so she equaled the track record of 15 wins in a row which was initially set in 2010 by Northern Chief and driver Mike Merton.

 

Quietly, and without much fanfare, Worthys Magic has joined the leading race winners in North America when Billy “Zeke” Parker, Jr. reined the 7-year-old Cam’s Magic Trick gelding to a 1:56.1 triumph at Monticello Raceway on Thursday, May 8. It was the pacer’s 11th seasonal triumph in just 14 trips to post this year.

 

Ladies will take center stage at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, May 13 when the track presents its 11th edition of the Lady Godiva, a race exclusively for the female drivers. The race will be the fourth leg of the Mighty M’s Heritage Drivers Series-2013.

In what has become a race that is increasingly hard to fill, director of racing Eric Warner did however get a field together to continue a race exclusively for the women.

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