May 2016

It is only fitting that on a weekend when we pause and honor those that have served and perished in our country’s Military, that the aptly named Omaha Survivor would prevail against all odds. He gallantly battled back from a break behind the gate and spotted the field 15 lengths at the start, at the ¼ pole the charter had him 11 lengths behind the leader. Now in full charge he was parked 4th on the outside at the 1/2, still taking the overland route on the outside, at the ¾ mile marker he ranging into contention, parked first over from the fraction setting Shark Treasure.

~~Jim Morrill wins a pair of Sire Stakes at Monticello
 

~~Sire Stakes Action at Monticello Raceway on Monday May 23
By Shawn Wiles
The New York Sire Stakes seasons gets underway at Monticello Raceway on Monday May 23, as 3 Year Old Pacing Fillies take center stage.
When Race Sectary Eric Warner opened the box there were a total of 44 fillies, this was broken down to 2 divisions of each the Excelsior A & Excelsior B series and 2 Sire Stake events. The A class’s vie for a purse of $15,000 the B class’s, races for $6,700, the Sire Stakes go for a purse $61,300 on the afternoons 11 race card.

Longtime Monticello Raceway patron and matriarch Ruthie Sterns was honored on Tuesday May 3, at Monticello Raceway with a race held in her honor.  Ruthie has been an avid fan of Harness Racing for over 40 years and has had horse with Billy “Zeke” Parker.  She was also referred to as the carrot lady, as every time she came to the barn she had a bag of carrots.
Although the 84 years young Ms. Stern was not in attendance, she was able to watch on satellite