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Monticello Raceway’s year-long Heritage Drivers Series will continue with a race for drivers of German decent on Wednesday Oct. 2 dubbed the Munich Mile. The race will be will be the sixth event in the tracks year-long series of races for drivers of different ethnicities...

 

The winner of the Munich Mile will earn the right to compete in the series finale, ‘the All-America Cup’ later this fall, which will feature the winning drivers of each of the ethnic legs presented during the season.

 

Social Scene and driver George Brennan blistered to a 1:52.2 track record performance in their division of the $155,000 NY Sires States at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon, September 11 and in doing so their time erased the former mark of 1:52.3 set last year on August 28 by Romantic  Moment and Yannick Gingras.

 

It’s true that Billy Parker, Jr. has been around for decades. And it’s true he has won an inordinate amount of driving titles. It’s also correct that he won two more races at Monticello Raceway on September 10 and now has driven 11,037 winners in his illustrious career.
With those victories Parker is now poised to take over sixth position all-time in races won and needs just one victory to tie Walter Case, Jr.’s total of 11038. And with one more triumph Parker will become the sixth winningest driver in the history of the North American sport.

It’s true that Billy Parker, Jr. has been around for decades. And it’s true he has won an inordinate amount of driving titles. It’s also correct that he won two more races at Monticello Raceway on September 10 and now has driven 11,037 winners in his illustrious career.
With those victories Parker is now poised to take over sixth position all-time in races won and needs just one victory to tie Walter Case, Jr.’s total of 11038. And with one more triumph Parker will become the sixth winningest driver in the history of the North American sport.

Racing fans won’t have to wait long to see  the Summertime Lea, arguably the best sophomore pacing filly in the New York Sire Stakes program this season, when Jimmy Morrill, Jr. jumps up behind her in the first race on the strong  Monticello Raceway program of Wednesday, September 11.

Strong Bow isn’t a world class trotter although the veteran 11 year old gelding has amassed over $295,000 in his career. Now in his 10th season of racing the altered son of  Striking Sahbra has won a race in each of those years  and was once an open trotter at the Mighty M.

 

Now he  has been relegated  to the claiming ranks and has been racing with a tag for the past four years with much success for his current owners Manny and Mary Fajardo and Helen Licitra of Garden City, NY

 

According to director of racing Eric Warner, Monticello Raceway  will be holding  one qualifying race on Wednesday Sept 11th for anyone that  needs to qualify their 3 year old trotting colt  for the NYSS or the Excelsior draw here on Thursday morning, Sept. 12.

The entry box for that qualifier closes at 11:45am Tuesday.

“ We will have qualifiers on Thursday, Sept 12 at 10:00 am for all other horses. That box closes at 11:45am Wednesday,” Warner said.

 Qualifying races this week  at Monticello Raceway will be on Thursday, September 12 beginning at 10AM

The entry box  will close at 11:45 on Wednesday.

Monticello Raceway presented its third annual All-Amateur Day on September 6 with all the participating drivers on the 10 race card carring amateur status. But by no means were they novices. And to say it was a success would be an understatement.

 

Rompaway Alvin trotted to a track record equaling victory in a time of 1:57 on Thursday afternoon, September 5 at Monticello Raceway. That clocking tied the mark for aged trotting geldings initially set by Cornishman N and driver Bruce Aldrich, Jr. back in 2011.

His gate to wire victory in Monticello Raceway’s featured trot on Thursday afternoon , Sept 5th caught most by surprise, even driver Mike Merton.

Rompaway Alvin, second choice in the betting, figured to be one of the main competitors but his stunning 13- length triumph didn’t.

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