June 2013

The second edition of Monticello Raceway’s Junior Free For All is slated for Monday, June 17th one day after Father’s Day Holiday. The race for drivers, all juniors, is meant as a tribute to their fathers, all of whom are or have been, involved in the standardbred sport.
“With the addition of Peter Lutman, Jr. we now have eight drivers for our race,” noted Eric Warner the tracks director of racing. “And should something unforeseen happen we have a couple of ‘juniors’ waiting in the wings.”

Carole Macedonio, of Kiamesha Lake, NY has been named Employee of the Month of June at Monticello Casino & Raceway.

Macedonio is a valued member of the tracks Mutuels and Simulcasting Department and has been working for Monticello Casino & Raceway in her current capacity since 2003.

She began her pari-mutuel career here at the Mighty M in 1981 as a mutuel clerk and had worked at other racetracks before her return.

Haroun Hanover, the horse that does pull-up after the race, scored his 13th seasonal victory yesterday (June 4) at Monticello Raceway and is now second on the North American leaderboard in races won this year to leader Tracys Song, who won for the 18th time yesterday (June 4).


Another Mighty M pacer, Worthy’s Magic won for the 12th time this season and is currently fourth on the N.A. leaderboard.



At the conclusion of the North American Amateur Drivers Association’s three track winter-spring trotting series, on May 29th  that organizations  vice president  Alan Schwartz  made a $1000 donation to  the  Veterans Food Bank of Monticello.


After a horrendous accident  early on the card knocked  Bruce Aldrich Jr., and many of Monticello Raceway’s leading drivers out of action, opinions varied greatly about whether or not Tracys Song would keep her consecutive win streak alive when she went to post in the 12th  race on Monday afternoon, June 3rd,


Seven drivers were involved in a racing accident at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon. Only one  of the eight trotters in the race finished and the race which was declared a non contest by the judges  and all wagers were refunded.

The accident occurred during the second race.  Get the Money, driven by Jimmy Marohn (Sr.), stumbled and fell in front of the trailing six horses.   All drivers, except Jimmy Marohn, Jr. who was on the lead with Halfpipe, were involved in the accident.