January 2014

Jim DeVaux

To say that racing in the north during the winter time is unforgiving would be an understatement.  Frigid weather, snow and ice, and mud and rain, easily portrays what horses and horsemen have to go through just to keep the show going. And often racing has to be cancelled due to the climate conditions.

Due to high winds and cold weather Monticello Raceway will not conduct live racing today

Racing will resume tommorow

Due to the aftermath of a major storm coupled with the extreme frigid temperatures racing has been canceled for this afternoon

Racing will resume Monday January 6, first Race going to Post at 12:25pm

Maureen Flynn

There was a time in racing when all legal pari-mutuel wagering was done on-track. But as the mid-60’s British pop duo of Peter and Gordon sang during their heyday “that was yesterday and yesterday’s gone”.

It’s no secret that off-track wagers are important and an integral part of any racetracks pari-mutuel handle. Off track wagers are always combined with on track bets and that becomes the combined betting handle.

Due to the pending snowstorm, which will include high winds and frigid temperatures, Monticello Raceway has cancelled its Thursday, January 2nd live racing program.

“Racing is scheduled to resume on Friday. (Jan. 3) First post will be at 12:25pm