Press Room

Monticello Raceway & Monticello Harness Horseman announces 3 new series

By John Manzi for NAADA

Two exciting races in the North American Amateur Drivers Association trotting series went to post on the betting card at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon (Apr. 27) and upon their completion Alan Schwartz and Tony Ciuffetelli each were victorious in their respective splits. Schwartz scored a come-from behind triumph with I’m Fabulous in 1:59 while Ciuffetell used the front end route for a 2:00.3 victory with Avivas Winner.

For the 2nd consecutive week, Monticello Raceway has raised purses, when this week’s condition sheet come out, horseman will note and additional 10% to their purses, on top of last week’s purse increase.  Monticello Raceway Race Secretary Eric Warner, noted that “Historically, this has always been the time of year that we raise the purses, the purse were raised 10% in February, so in a span of 7 weeks, purses have actually been increased 30%”



The Monticello Harness Horseman’s Association (MHHA) has increased the bonus program for all members of the MHHA. Starting on May 8, for 1 week only, all horses that finish 1st through 5th will received a 20% purse bonus in addition to purse money earned.  The bonus programs is only offered to members of the MHHA.

   By John Manzi for NAADA

                                  By john manzi for NAADA

39 contestants were entered in the qualifying leg of the $50,000 Bet America World Harness Handicapping Championship at Monticello Raceway on Thursday March 30th, the final will be held at the Meadowlands on April 29. Harold Winslow was declared the winner, he started off strong in the contest and was a wire to wire winner.

Entries for the Monticello Raceway Handicapping Contest are due prior to the first race on Thursday March 30, post time is 12:50.  The winner of the qualifying leg at Monticello Raceway will become eligible to the $50,000 Bet America World Harness Handicapping Championship final at the Meadowlands on April 29.  The Monticello Harness Horseman Association are sponsoring the travel expenses to the Meadowlands.

~~• Entry is free. One entry per person. Entry forms may be picked up on day of contest at the Contest Table located in Simulcasting. Any contestant that enters more than one entry will have all entries disqualified.
• Contestants will select one (1) horse in each of the 10 designated contest races. The contest races will be Monticello Raceway Races 1-10.