Press Room

On Wednesday afternoon May 3, at Monticello Raceway, Can I Say set a new track record for Aged Trotting Mares, setting the new stanza of 1:56.3, eclipsing the prior record held by Scottish Cross of 1:56.4.  The out of town invader shows recent starts at Saratoga Raceway, Pocono Downs, Yonkers and Flamboro Downs.

Monticello Raceway & Monticello Harness Horseman announces 3 new series


By John Manzi for NAADA

Two exciting races in the North American Amateur Drivers Association trotting series went to post on the betting card at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon (Apr. 27) and upon their completion Alan Schwartz and Tony Ciuffetelli each were victorious in their respective splits. Schwartz scored a come-from behind triumph with I’m Fabulous in 1:59 while Ciuffetell used the front end route for a 2:00.3 victory with Avivas Winner.

For the 2nd consecutive week, Monticello Raceway has raised purses, when this week’s condition sheet come out, horseman will note and additional 10% to their purses, on top of last week’s purse increase.  Monticello Raceway Race Secretary Eric Warner, noted that “Historically, this has always been the time of year that we raise the purses, the purse were raised 10% in February, so in a span of 7 weeks, purses have actually been increased 30%”

 

 

The Monticello Harness Horseman’s Association (MHHA) has increased the bonus program for all members of the MHHA. Starting on May 8, for 1 week only, all horses that finish 1st through 5th will received a 20% purse bonus in addition to purse money earned.  The bonus programs is only offered to members of the MHHA.

    
   By John Manzi for NAADA
   

~ALAN SCHWARTZ, ROBERT KRIVELIN; NAADAWINNERS AT MONTICELLO RACEWAY
                                  By john manzi for NAADA

39 contestants were entered in the qualifying leg of the $50,000 Bet America World Harness Handicapping Championship at Monticello Raceway on Thursday March 30th, the final will be held at the Meadowlands on April 29. Harold Winslow was declared the winner, he started off strong in the contest and was a wire to wire winner.

Entries for the Monticello Raceway Handicapping Contest are due prior to the first race on Thursday March 30, post time is 12:50.  The winner of the qualifying leg at Monticello Raceway will become eligible to the $50,000 Bet America World Harness Handicapping Championship final at the Meadowlands on April 29.  The Monticello Harness Horseman Association are sponsoring the travel expenses to the Meadowlands.

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