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On Thursday afternoon Kyle Dibenedetto scored his 6000 win at Monticello Raceway, Kyle notched the win with Simply Rockin.  The son of Rockin Image made his Monticello Raceway debut a winning one after recently competing at Northfield Park.  The gelding won in wire to wire fashion for Owner - Trainer Michael Weiner of Woodridge NY.  Sent off at 1/5, he did not disappoint the betting public as he was any easy 10 length winner in 2:01:2.

Although the sun was shining brightly but the gusting winds kept the temperature in the mid-20’s at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon (2-18), still the racing surface was in good shape for the two divisions of the trotting series sponsored by the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) . And when the judges posted the winners, Bobby Krivelin and David Yarock each emerged victorious in their respective splits.

Richard Parsells, 74, of Monticello, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2016, at the Catskill Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Parsells was the son of the late Fred Parsells Jr. and Irene Brusle, born on May 23, 1941, in Englewood, N.J.
He was an active member of the Standardbred racing community, spending most of his time as a trainer in Monticello, N.Y.

By John Manzi for NAADA

Fresh off a season where her driving talents earned her 2015 National Amateur Driver of the Year honors Hannah Miller is back in the winner’s circle after she copped a division of the North American Amateur Drivers Association trots at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon, January 28. She shared the limelight that afternoon with Paul Minore who reined the winner in the other split. 

~~The new dynasty of Bruce Aldrich Jr. and Bob Lounsbury has begun at Monticello Raceway.  For the 2nd consecutive year both Aldrich and Lounsbury have captured their respective categories for leading Trainer & Driver at Monticello Raceway in 2015.

   By John Manzi for Monticello-Goshen USHWA
After again running another successful awards banquet in late November, the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of U.S. Harness Writers Association donated $3000 to Historic Track at their Christmas Party which followed a Board Meeting on December 9.  The presentation of the check was made to Kerry English, Chairman of the Historic Track Board of Directors by Mon-Go USHWA Chapter officer, John Manzi.

 By John Manzi for USHWA
She’s known as “Hurricane Hannah” because she has taken amateur racing by storm. This year, in her first full season of driving, and overwhelmingly against male counterparts, Hannah Miller has won 32 races and will finish with a .425 UDR in 118 drives, and for her prowess the United States Harness Writers Association has unanimously named her the National Amateur Driver of the Year.  And Hannah is the first woman to win this award.

On Thursday afternoon December 3rd at Monticello Raceway, James Taggart Jr. won 5 races on the card, this capped off a productive week for Taggart.  During the course of the week Taggart won 13 races, including a 4 bagger on Tuesday.
James won the 2nd,  4th , 7th,  8th  and the 10th and final race of the card with Amazing Quest for trainer Robert Lounsbury in 1:57:1. Taggart currently ranks in 2nd place for the most wins with 244, trailing Bruce Aldrich’s total of 371, Jason Ryan holds a 1 win lead over Larry Stalbaum (190 -189)

~~Bruce Aldrich Jr. wins his 6000th at Monticello Raceway
By Shawn Wiles