Story Book extended his winning streak to 9 in a row, the betting favorite left hard from the rail and took the lead in the first turn, Astor driven by Jason Ryan gained the lead at the ¼ pole in 29.0 and continued to show the way past the half in 58:2.
Monticello Raceway cancels Racing and Qualifiers for Thursday Feb 12
Due to thawing conditions on the racing oval, Monticello Raceway has canceled Live Racing and Qualifiers for Thursday Feb 12. Both day and evening simulcasting are still available.
Both Live Racing and Qualifiers will resume Tuesday at 12:25
Story Book has yet to write his last chapter, but his most recent one is a success story. Yesterday he notched his 8th consecutive win, the win skein started on November 17 at Monticello Raceway.
The beginning of story starts with Cinderella, the dam of Story Book, Cinderella, who was a gritty mare in her own right taking a lifetime mark at 6 of 1:52:2, retiring with earning in excess of $250,000, her second dam was the top notch Most Happy Fella filly of yesteryear Toy Poodle. “She was a Blue Blood in Michigan” said Stalbaum in the paddock after the race.
On a sunny, yet frigid day, as the temperature got warmer, Bruce Aldrich Jr. got hotter as has he reined 4 winners this afternoon at Monticello Raceway. On the 10 race card, Bruce’s winning afternoon started in the 5th race as he scored a wire to wire win from the rail with the roan Sinful Vito in 2:02:3, who found the drop in class much more to his liking.
On Monday February 2, Monticello Casino and Raceway will be adding a new Pick 5 Wager to its wagering menu. The pick 5 will run through races 3 – 7, the new wager will offer a consolation and a carry over, with a minimum bet of .50.
Monticello Raceway’s Simulcasting Director Maureen Flynn added “That considering the average size of our Pick 3 pools, we anticipate the new Pick 5 wager will take off and build jackpot pools for our fans enjoyment”
Post Time for Monday’s card is 12:25 pm
In advance of the impending Winter Storm Juno, Monticello Raceway has canceled live Racing and all simulcasting on Tuesday January 27, 2015. Evening Simulcasting will be close today starting at 6 PM.
Qualifiers have also been moved to Thursday.
After again running another successful awards banquet in late November the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of U.S. Harness Writers again donated $3000 to Historic Track at their monthly Board Meeting on December 10.
The presentation of the check was made to Steve Jones, President of Historic Track’s Board of Directors by John Manzi, the chapter’s banquet chairman who is also a longtime Historic Track Board member.
“The check looks like is has seen better days,” Jones said to which Manzi replied, “Still, it’s worth $3000 and you can take that to the bank!”
Due to the impending snow predicted for the Catskill region in southeastern New York State, Monticello Raceway is cancelling its Tuesday (Dec. 9) racing program.
Also cancelled are Tuesday’s day and night simulcasts.
Qualifying races slated for Wednesday, December 10 will be postponed and raced on Thursday, December 11. The entry box for those qualifiers will remain open until 11:45am on Wednesday.
Weather permitting, live racing will resume on Wednesday. First post slated for 12:25pm