February 2016

On Thursday afternoon Kyle Dibenedetto scored his 6000 win at Monticello Raceway, Kyle notched the win with Simply Rockin.  The son of Rockin Image made his Monticello Raceway debut a winning one after recently competing at Northfield Park.  The gelding won in wire to wire fashion for Owner - Trainer Michael Weiner of Woodridge NY.  Sent off at 1/5, he did not disappoint the betting public as he was any easy 10 length winner in 2:01:2.

Although the sun was shining brightly but the gusting winds kept the temperature in the mid-20’s at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon (2-18), still the racing surface was in good shape for the two divisions of the trotting series sponsored by the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) . And when the judges posted the winners, Bobby Krivelin and David Yarock each emerged victorious in their respective splits.

Richard Parsells, 74, of Monticello, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2016, at the Catskill Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Parsells was the son of the late Fred Parsells Jr. and Irene Brusle, born on May 23, 1941, in Englewood, N.J.
He was an active member of the Standardbred racing community, spending most of his time as a trainer in Monticello, N.Y.