Jim Devaux wins 6 at Monticello Raceway

On Tuesday afternoon August 21, Jim DeVaux could do no wrong, winning 6 of the cards 10 races. Devaux wasted no time in the first race as he steered Thergoesmyvacation for the first win of the day (2:00.2 - $3.20) for co-owner and trainer Robert Petitto.  He was off the board in the second race but came right back in the next race and won the next 3 races in succession, starting off with Panedictine (1:54.4 - $16.40)  followed by Fly To The Angels (1:58.2 - $20.20) and then Sammy B Happy (1:56.1 - $4.30), the 4-year-old gelding is owned by David Yarock and is trained by Dawn Devaux. Devaux’s fifth win came aboard Rude Boy who paced his mile in 1:55.2 and returned $6.80 to win. The 6 pack was secured with O Jonnie in race 9, the 3-year-old Muscle Yankee colt started from the rail to win in (2:00.3 -$16.40) for his 2nd win of the season for trainer Joe Moeykens. The Dolores Basilone - Jim DeVaux combo accounted for 3 wins.
An interesting breeding anomaly took place on the day, as the prolific mare HF’s Gal (Cumin) had 2 of her offspring race on the card and both were winners.  Her 11-year-old daughter Thergoesmyvacation and her 3-year-old son O Jonnie were both driven by DeVaux.  HF’S Gal has been very good to owner/breeders Robert Petitto and Sharon Stanton over the years, the Cumin mare continues to throw productive, hard hitting consistent trotters.
After picking up the half a dozen wins for the day, DeVaux overtook Austin Siegelman for 3rd place for leading dash wins.