Press Room

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

                                  By john manzi for NAADA

39 contestants were entered in the qualifying leg of the $50,000 Bet America World Harness Handicapping Championship at Monticello Raceway on Thursday March 30th, the final will be held at the Meadowlands on April 29. Harold Winslow was declared the winner, he started off strong in the contest and was a wire to wire winner.

Entries for the Monticello Raceway Handicapping Contest are due prior to the first race on Thursday March 30, post time is 12:50.  The winner of the qualifying leg at Monticello Raceway will become eligible to the $50,000 Bet America World Harness Handicapping Championship final at the Meadowlands on April 29.  The Monticello Harness Horseman Association are sponsoring the travel expenses to the Meadowlands.

~~• Entry is free. One entry per person. Entry forms may be picked up on day of contest at the Contest Table located in Simulcasting. Any contestant that enters more than one entry will have all entries disqualified.
• Contestants will select one (1) horse in each of the 10 designated contest races. The contest races will be Monticello Raceway Races 1-10.

Due to the severity of the storm and the amount of snow from Winter Storm Stella, Monticello Raceway has cancelled its live racing card for Thursday March 16, afternoon and evening simulcasting will remain open all simulcasting wagering for Thursday.
Live racing will resume on Monday (March 20) with a 12:50 p.m. post.


Due to Winter Storm Stella, Monticello Raceway has also cancelled its live racing card and all simulcasting wagering for Wednesday March 15. Live Racing will resume on Thursday March 16 with a 12:50 post.  Horseman should call the race office about this week’s qualifiers