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Beginning Monday, November 3 and continuing throughout the remainder of the year all post times at Monticello Raceway will be at 12:25p.m.

“With the change to Daylight Savings Time we will begin our racing programs one-half hour earlier the before,” noted assistant general manager of racing and facilities, Shawn Wiles.
“We annually set post times earlier during this time of the year in an effort to get our races completed during the daylight hours.”

In 2004 when Ted Gewertz had Windsong Legacy and Housethatruthbuilt he felt as if he was on top of the world. And he was; the harness racing world that is. Together both horses earned purses in excess $2.55 million. Windsong’s Legacy had nine wins in 12 starts while Housethatruthbuilt won 11 of her 15 races that year.
“I can’t tell you how exciting that season was and what a great time my partners and I had traveling to watch them race,” Gewertz recalled.” We won the Hambletonian with Windsongs Legacy and the Breeders Crown with Housethatruthbuilt. Wow, what a year we had.”

~~Bruce Aldrich, Jr. and Jimmy Marohn, Jr. have been tough to beat on the racetrack and not leaving much for their competitors thus far this week at Monticello Raceway.

Yesterday (Oct. 22) Aldrich won five races on the 10 race card which was just what Marohn did on the Tuesday program. And checking the Monday results one will find Aldrich’s name atop four winners that day, too.

The Monticello Goshen Chapter began in 1959 and is currently one of 13 chapters that constitute the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), a national organization, now with Canadian members, whose main business is to help promote the sport of harness racing.

The Monticello Goshen Chapter began in 1959 and is currently one of 13 chapters that constitute the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), a national organization, now with Canadian members, whose main business is to help promote the sport of harness racing.

“I had a few good horses that were in the right spots,” is how Jimmy Marohn, Jr. explained his five bagger on (Oct.21) at Monticello Raceway over a muddy track on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 21). Still it wasn’t the best day that Marohn ever had but it certainly was a very good one.

“I once had six wins on one card but being covered with mud from head to toe like I am right now I can’t remember where and when,” Marohn added via a phone call from the race paddock

Winning races is nothing new for Bruce Aldrich, Jr. He wins plenty of ‘em. Many days he has three or four winners on a race card but when he wins five it deserves notice.
That’s exactly what Aldrich did at the Mighty M on Tuesday afternoon, October 14. He won two, DC’s Piggy Bank and Mixed Media, for trainer Bob Lounsbury who always uses Aldrich to drive his stock. Other winners were King Otra (1:55.4) for trainer Dave Russo; Riverboat Sue (1:58.4) for Eric Taddeo and one, What Rusty (1:56.4), for Elisha Lafreniere.

What’s going on here? Another new track record at Monticello Raceway?

“That’s correct,” said the raceway’s announcer Howard Oil. “This one is the 10th new track record this season and that’s the most we ever had in a single year.”

Scottish Cross trotted to a new track record for older trotting mares at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, September 24 when Mike Merton guided the 9 year old daughter of Angus Hall to a 1:56.4 triumph. That clocking erased the former standard of 1:57 co-held by Aren’t I Hanover and Mymomsablizzard, both set last year.

~~Bruce Aldrich, Jr and Bob Lounsbury are at it again. Two years ago here at Monticello Raceway that driver/trainer combination had 18 consecutive victories with a claiming pacer by the name of Tracy’s Song, and currently they’re running another string with Burlesque, also a claiming pacing mare.

On the Monday afternoon card of Sept. 22 Aldrich guided the Lounsbury-trained Burlesque to an easy 1:57.3 victory over Rusty’s Flying (Jimmy Marohn, Jr.) which was the mare’s seventh win in-a-row.

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