December 2015

   By John Manzi for Monticello-Goshen USHWA
After again running another successful awards banquet in late November, the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of U.S. Harness Writers Association donated $3000 to Historic Track at their Christmas Party which followed a Board Meeting on December 9.  The presentation of the check was made to Kerry English, Chairman of the Historic Track Board of Directors by Mon-Go USHWA Chapter officer, John Manzi.

 By John Manzi for USHWA
She’s known as “Hurricane Hannah” because she has taken amateur racing by storm. This year, in her first full season of driving, and overwhelmingly against male counterparts, Hannah Miller has won 32 races and will finish with a .425 UDR in 118 drives, and for her prowess the United States Harness Writers Association has unanimously named her the National Amateur Driver of the Year.  And Hannah is the first woman to win this award.

On Thursday afternoon December 3rd at Monticello Raceway, James Taggart Jr. won 5 races on the card, this capped off a productive week for Taggart.  During the course of the week Taggart won 13 races, including a 4 bagger on Tuesday.
James won the 2nd,  4th , 7th,  8th  and the 10th and final race of the card with Amazing Quest for trainer Robert Lounsbury in 1:57:1. Taggart currently ranks in 2nd place for the most wins with 244, trailing Bruce Aldrich’s total of 371, Jason Ryan holds a 1 win lead over Larry Stalbaum (190 -189)

~~Bruce Aldrich Jr. wins his 6000th at Monticello Raceway
By Shawn Wiles

Monticello Raceway has postponed qualifiers until Thursday beginning at 10:00 am. We will draw them tomorrow. The box closes at 11:45