Press Room

For the past 43 years Monticello Raceway has offered local fans the best Fireworks Show in Sullivan County(NY) and this year will be no exception. On Wednesday, July 4th the Raceway will stage its 44th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza after the races. But that night the first post will be at 5:30p.m. “The fireworks will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the racing program ends on July 4th,” said Shawn Wiles, the Raceway’s Assistant General Manager.

Monticello Raceway will not have any live racing on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. There will, however, be day and night simulcasting on that date.

Live racing will resume on Tuesday,  May 29th and continue on a Monday through Thursday schedule  throughout the month of June.

All post times will be at 12:50pm

For the most part Mike and Greg Merton grew up on the backstretch of Monticello Raceway. After all, their dad, Bob Merton, Sr. was a longtime trainer-driver and during their Monticello High School seasons their school bus driver would drop them off at the stable gate so they could go to their dad’s barn.

There they received good formative training and both boys grew into hard working and accomplished horsemen and talented harness drivers. Their records speak for themselves.

Last year Lisa Krom lost her helmet as the mobile gate sped away at the start but that loss was the only one Lisa endued that afternoon as her pacer Allikait Fighter went on to win the Monticello Raceway’s Lady Godiva Pace on a cold February morning.