FIELD TAKING SHAPE FOR VETERANS RACE AT MONTICELLO RACEWAY
By : John manzi for NAADA and CADC
Efforts by the North American Amateur Drivers Association and the Catskill Amateur Drivers Club to present a race(s) for veterans who are also amateur harness drivers are coming to fruition according to NAADA vice president, Alan Schwartz.
By John Manzi for NAADA
“He loves the Monticello Raceway track,” gushed Tony Ciuffetelli while he was hanging up the lines upon his return to the Mighty M paddock after his stunning 1:58 victory with Aventure in the third leg of NAADA’s Fall Trotting Series. “He had won here in 2:00 in early August but after a month or so of not hitting the board he’s been getting sharp lately and he certainly raced real well today.”
On Tuesday September 6, the New York Sire Stakes will make its last stop at Monticello Raceway for the year, as 3 year old trotting fillies will close out the Sire Stakes Season. $180,000 will be split into seven heats of Sire Stakes, 2 Regular Sire Stake’s, going to post for $61,300 in each dash, 3 heats of the Excelsior A Class, each dash racing for $15,000 and 2 spilts of the Excelsior B’s going for $6,000.
With 12 possible numbers coming up, craps players know the odds of rolling a two on the table is 2.78 percent, with a four being tossed 8.33 percent of the time. The odds for those numbers are much better at racetracks, including at Monticello Raceway, where heading into Monday afternoon's card post 2 had won at rate of 16.6 percent, while post 4 was successful 16.1 percent of the time.
~~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.