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On two previous occasions Monticello Raceway has hosted events for race track executives called the Battle of the Brain Trusts, and with good success. Now the third edition of the race is in the works for later this season and already there’s interest.
Like the previous contests, the Battle of the Brain Trusts III is a unique non-wagering one mile race open only to CEO’s, track presidents, track VP’s , general managers, assistant general managers and any others whose decision makings help guide the fortunes of their racing oriented establishments.

Three Artist denied Haroun Hanover his 12th seasonal victory but the 5 year old Real Artist gelding had to go in 1:55.3 to do it.

Haroun Hanover was seeking his 12th seasonal triumph except Three Artist got in his way and out-footed the Bettor’s Delight gelding in the deep stretch to emerge victorious in the $12,500 claiming event at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, April 16.

Missing a week and having to start from the eight-hole was in no way a determent to Tracys Song. The 8 year old Astreos mare cruised to her 12th consecutive victory, this one in a time of 1:57.4, at Monticello Raceway on Monday, April 15th. She now takes sole command as the winningest horse in North America.

Once again Bruce Aldrich Jr. was at the controls and he used his wisdom on the racetrack to deter defeat.

Missing a week and having to start from the eight-hole was in no way a determent to Tracys Song. The 8 year old Astreos mare cruised to her 12th consecutive victory, this one in a time of 1:57.4, at Monticello Raceway on Monday, April 15th. She now takes sole command as the winningest horse in North America.

Once again Bruce Aldrich Jr. was at the controls and he used his wisdom on the racetrack to deter defeat.

She was more than a useful mare in her youth earning over $300,000 but even now at 8 years of age Tracy’s Song is making waves.
Currently her 11 seasonal wins ties her for the lead in races won in North America and on Monday afternoon, April15 the daughter of Astreos will look to extend her streak of consecutive victories.
However, her objective may be somewhat daunting because she’ll have to start from the eight-hole in race 10 and although she’ll carry her usual $7500 claiming tag her efforts will come following a week lay-off.

Billy “Zeke” Parker, Jr. copped pair of races yesterday (April 10) at Monticello Raceway and in the process he raised his career total to 10298, which ranks him seventh all-time in races won in North America.

He won the featured trot with Jon Win by three lengths in a very creditable 1:58.3 over Sweet Joe and driver Greg Merton. He also scored behind KZ Too in 2:00.2 for the Dream Away filly’s maiden victory.

Still Zeke finds himself in unfamiliar territory being in fourth place on the driver’s leaderboard trailing Bruce Aldrich, Jr. by some 53 winners.

On the warm and sunny Tuesday afternoon of April 9th at Monticello Raceway Haroun Hanover scored his 11th seasonal victory when he turned back a solid field of pacers to score in a time of 1:56 for driver Jimmy Marohn, Jr. That victory ties Haroun Hanover with another Mighty M-based pacer, Tracys Song, for most wins this season in North America.

Despite a wire to wire 1:57.3 triumph with Haroun Hanover in the eighth race at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, April 2nd driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. had his hands full.

However, it wasn’t until the race was completed that most Marohn’s problems really began when he couldn’t pull the horse up after the mile.

Since the pacer first came here last fall Haroun Hanover has been known to pass on the return to the winners circle. And today that quirk, which has been part of the pacer’s habits this year, was never more prevalent that it was today (April 3).

Mover over Alan Schwartz there’s a new Ben Hur in town. His name is Bobby Krivelin.

Krivelin and his free legged pacer, Isn’t She Lovely, wore down Schwartz’s front-running Shezaflamintower to score a 2:04.1triumph in Monticello Raceway’s 15th annual Passover Pace on the windy and rainy afternoon of April 1.

The event was the third leg of the raceway’s Heritage Drivers Series -2013.

Arguably the biggest fan favorite of Monticello Raceway’s Heritage Drivers Series ethnic races is “the Race for the Matzos” better known as the Passover Pace, which features the talents of drivers of Jewish heritage.
Besides the usual array of media coverage the race garners, over years it has also received exposure in various Jewish tabloids like the Jewish Week and the Jewish Times, to name a few.

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