Press Room

It doesn't seem to matter who Jennifer “the Golden Girl” Lappe races against; amateurs or professionals. She does equally well against both.
Today(Nov. 8) at Monticello Raceway she had a driving double on the betting card when she won an amateur contest in race two, and then came right back with a victory against professional drivers in race three. And currently “the Golden Girl” is ringing up stats that the professionals would be proud of.

At Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon October 29, an anomaly of sorts took place, 2 (P) Provisional Drivers both notched their maiden driving wins in back to back races.  In race 3, 22-year-old Christopher Doherty got his first win in only his 3rd P drive, aboard Sheer Action who won by 4 lengths in 2:00.4 and paid $6.20 to win and is trained by Jim Doherty Jr. 

Thursday November 1, Monticello Raceway will alter its post time to 12:25 and will continue to maintain its 4-day race schedule of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

By John Manzi, for the Billings Amateur Driving Series

He has been competing with amateur status since he began driving but today (Wed. Oct. 10) at Monticello Raceway Tony Ciuffetelli drove like a professional when he won both divisions of the French v America Friendship competition. The former corrections officer won one race from behind and the other on the front-end.

Five horses will compete in the Elizabeth Miller Memorial Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Monticello Raceway.

Starting on the rail will be Hillary Hartnett and RC's Ready, a 3-year-old gelding son of RC Royalty. This will mark the duo's second racing under saddle start of the season. The pair posted a time of 2:07.4 in their first start at Batavia Downs.

The final leg of the 2018 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) took place on a rainy, cold afternoon at Monticello Raceway on Monday September 10.