April 2017


By John Manzi for NAADA

Two exciting races in the North American Amateur Drivers Association trotting series went to post on the betting card at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon (Apr. 27) and upon their completion Alan Schwartz and Tony Ciuffetelli each were victorious in their respective splits. Schwartz scored a come-from behind triumph with I’m Fabulous in 1:59 while Ciuffetell used the front end route for a 2:00.3 victory with Avivas Winner.

For the 2nd consecutive week, Monticello Raceway has raised purses, when this week’s condition sheet come out, horseman will note and additional 10% to their purses, on top of last week’s purse increase.  Monticello Raceway Race Secretary Eric Warner, noted that “Historically, this has always been the time of year that we raise the purses, the purse were raised 10% in February, so in a span of 7 weeks, purses have actually been increased 30%”

 

 

The Monticello Harness Horseman’s Association (MHHA) has increased the bonus program for all members of the MHHA. Starting on May 8, for 1 week only, all horses that finish 1st through 5th will received a 20% purse bonus in addition to purse money earned.  The bonus programs is only offered to members of the MHHA.

    
   By John Manzi for NAADA