~~On Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway New York Sire Stakes featuring 3 year old Trotting Colts comprised much of the card. 2 divisions of regular Sire Stakes were contested with a purse of $59,100, 3 spilts of the Excelsior’s A class racing for $15,000 and 1 dash of the Excelsior B’s going for $6,600.
HANNAH MILLER WINS TWO; PETER KLEINHANS WINS ONE IN AMATEUR ACTION AT MONTICELLO
John manzi for NAADA and CADC
The final leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Association’s Trotting Series, along with the final of the Catskill Amateur Drivers Club series, was featured at Monticello Raceway on the sunny afternoon of Thursday, August 18 and not surprisingly, “Hurricane Hannah” Miller, North America’s leading amateur driver, walked away with a pair of driving victories in just two trips to post while a third contest went to Peter Kleinhans.
USA’S BOBBY KRIVELIN & ITALY’S GIANCARLO MORETTI EACH WIN THEIR EVENTS
by John Manzi for NAADA
The American vs Italy Friendship Competition kicked off at Monticello Raceway on the warm and sunny afternoon of August 17 with the amateur drivers competing in both a pace and a trot on the betting card. The pacing race went to USA’s Bobby Krivelin who reined Five Star Stud to a 2:00.2 victory while Giancarlo Moretti scored a 2:01.1 triumph in the trot with Samsawinner.
Two divisions of the ninth and next to last leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Association’s (NAADA) summer trotting series were contested at Monticello Raceway on the hot and steamy afternoon of Thursday, August 11 with Dr. John Kokinos and Alan Schwartz each victorious in their respective divisions. Kokinos won his split with Cassa’s Image in a 1:57 clocking while Alan Schwartz copped the other with Imacrazynewyorker in 1:59.
By Shawn Wiles
On Monday afternoon August 8 at Monticello Raceway, 2 year old pacing colts will be the center of attention, this is the 5th of 8 legs of the New York Sire Stake circuit. On tap on the card is 3 splits of the regular Sire Stakes and 3 each of the Excelsior A and B classes. The Sire Stake vie for $35,866 per division, the Excelsior A’s race for $15,000 and the Excelsior B’s go for $6,700.
By john manzi for NAADA and the Catskill Amateur Club
When “Hurricane Hannah” Miller returned to the Monticello Raceway paddock after her driving victory with Histoire Enternelle on Thursday (August 4) she handed the lines to trainer Nick Surick and said “It was a good day”, and by all accounts it certainly was for the nation’s leading amateur driver.
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.
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.