April 2013

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.