July 2016

By John Manzi for NAADA
The seventh of ten legs in the North American Amateur Drivers Association’s (NAADA) trotting series was presented on Thursday, July 28 at Monticello Raceway on a hot an steamy afternoon and when the events were finalized Bob Kenney and Bob Krivelin each emerged victorious in their respective splits. Kenney won with Come And Tell Pap in 2:00.3 while Krivelin eeked- out a victory with Permanent Joy in a 1:58.3 clocking.

PETER KLEINHANS; AMATEUR RACE WINNERS AT MONTICELLO
by john manzi for CADC and NAADA


By John manzi for the CKG Billings Series

Still the granddaddy of all amateur racing organizations, the CKG Billings Series reached the halfway point in its 2016 Eastern Region season and on Thursday, July 21 the top eight series point-earners convened at Yonkers Raceway to compete in the $14,000 Eastern Region #1 Final. And fittingly, the top point earner in Billings action thus far this year, “Hurricane Hannah” Miller, added yet another driving victory to her outstanding resume when she guided Jacks To Open  to a 1:58.4 victory.

~~SIX AMATEUR BETTING RACES ON FRIDAY AT MONTICELLO; HANNAH MILLER WINS A PAIR
by john manzi for the Billings, NAADA and Catskill Amateur series

If you think amateur racing isn’t an integral part of the sport don’t tell Monticello Raceway’s director of racing Eric Warner because he just won’t believe you.

On Friday afternoon, July 6 Warner carded six betting races for amateur drivers; two in the CKG Billings Series, two in the NAADA Trotting Series; and two in the Catskill Amateur Club’s Series. Many of  the participants are members of all three organizations.

On Tuesday afternoon July 12 at Monticello Raceway, 2 year old filly trotters will showcase their talent.  Race Secretary Eric Warner drew 5 divisions of Sire Stakes, each with a purse of $21,800, 3 dashes of the Excelsior A events racing for $15,000 and 1 Excelsior B class going for $6,800.  This is the second stop of the New York Sire Stake circuit for many of these fillies, the opening leg was held at Buffalo Raceway last week.

~~HANNAH MILLER, ALAN SCHWARTZ, TONY CIUFFETELLI, AMATEUR RACE WINNERS AT MONTICELLO

By John Manzi