Cory Stratton is a happy young man. And why shouldn’t he be? After all, the 20-year-old harness driver just reined two winners on the October 2nd racing program at Monticello Raceway and now has 47wins this season which ranks him in the top 12 on the local leaderboard.
Stratton won the 11th race with Zoom On By in a time of 1:59.4 and connected again in the following race with Semalu Express in 1:58.4 over the muddy racetrack at the Mighty M .
Monticello Raceway’s Heritage Drivers Series will continue on Monday, October 22 with the Maple Leaf Pace, a race that features drivers of Canadian descent.
It will be the eighth and final preliminary leg of the year-long series for drivers of different ethnicities. In November the winning drivers in each of the ethnic prelims will battle in the final of the series dubbed the All-American Cup.
There will be a change in the racing schedule at Monticello Raceway next week. The track will be dark on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th and have added race card on Friday, October 12. Post time for that Friday afternoon will be at the usual 12:50pm.
After October 12th , the racing schedule will return to the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoon format with all posts at 12:50pm.
Although he has been racing in Monticello’s high priced claiming events Court Jester is one of the most prolific pacers that has been competing here this season. And despite the fact that he’s a claimer he’s among those in the running for Horse of the Year honors here at the Monticello Raceway this season.
To no one’s surprise Billy “Zeke” Parker, Jr. emerged victorious in Monticello Raceway’s Mayflower Mile on Monday afternoon, September 24th when he guided Doc’s Whiskey to a 1:57.2 triumph over seven other drivers, all of whom have varying amounts of English blood in their veins. The event, for drivers of English heritage, was the seventh in the track’s year-long Heritage Drivers Series.
The Mayflower Mile, the seventh leg of Monticello Raceway’s year-long Heritage Drivers Series, will go to post on Monday afternoon, September 24th. The event will feature the driving talents of drivers of English extraction, which includes any country part of the United Kingdom.
The inaugural season of the newly formed Excelsior Series came to a rousing finish on Wednesday afternoon, September 19 with four $45,000 finales in each of four different divisions for sophomore pacers and trotters at Monticello Raceway.
The splits featured 3-year-old pacing fillies; 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings; 3-year old trotting fillies and 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. And of the highest point- earners in the season long preliminaries only one, Blows Me Away, was a victorious finalist.
On Monday afternoon, September 24 Monticello Raceway will present the seventh leg of its Heritage Drivers Series. Dubbed ‘the Mayflower Mile’ all participating drivers can trace their heritage—either on the dad’s or mom’s side—back to jolly old England, or at least to a country in the United Kingdom.
However, after the Mayflower Mile there will still be one other leg in the Heritage Drivers Series to be presented. Slated for October is the Maple Leaf Pace for drivers of Canadian descent..
The British are coming to Monticello Raceway on Monday, September 24th. Well at least those with English descendants in their family tree will be coming when The Mighty M presents its Mayflower Mile, a race for drivers of British heritage.