Maybe it was home court advantage but regardless of any outside factors, when the second leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Trotting Series was declared official, Monticello Raceway- regular Alan Schwartz scored a decisive five-length victory with his own Bad I Am in a time of 2:03.
Story Book extended his winning streak to 9 in a row, the betting favorite left hard from the rail and took the lead in the first turn, Astor driven by Jason Ryan gained the lead at the ¼ pole in 29.0 and continued to show the way past the half in 58:2.
Monticello Raceway cancels Racing and Qualifiers for Thursday Feb 12
Due to thawing conditions on the racing oval, Monticello Raceway has canceled Live Racing and Qualifiers for Thursday Feb 12. Both day and evening simulcasting are still available.
Both Live Racing and Qualifiers will resume Tuesday at 12:25
Story Book has yet to write his last chapter, but his most recent one is a success story. Yesterday he notched his 8th consecutive win, the win skein started on November 17 at Monticello Raceway.
The beginning of story starts with Cinderella, the dam of Story Book, Cinderella, who was a gritty mare in her own right taking a lifetime mark at 6 of 1:52:2, retiring with earning in excess of $250,000, her second dam was the top notch Most Happy Fella filly of yesteryear Toy Poodle. “She was a Blue Blood in Michigan” said Stalbaum in the paddock after the race.
On a sunny, yet frigid day, as the temperature got warmer, Bruce Aldrich Jr. got hotter as has he reined 4 winners this afternoon at Monticello Raceway. On the 10 race card, Bruce’s winning afternoon started in the 5th race as he scored a wire to wire win from the rail with the roan Sinful Vito in 2:02:3, who found the drop in class much more to his liking.
On Monday February 2, Monticello Casino and Raceway will be adding a new Pick 5 Wager to its wagering menu. The pick 5 will run through races 3 – 7, the new wager will offer a consolation and a carry over, with a minimum bet of .50.
Monticello Raceway’s Simulcasting Director Maureen Flynn added “That considering the average size of our Pick 3 pools, we anticipate the new Pick 5 wager will take off and build jackpot pools for our fans enjoyment”
Post Time for Monday’s card is 12:25 pm
In advance of the impending Winter Storm Juno, Monticello Raceway has canceled live Racing and all simulcasting on Tuesday January 27, 2015. Evening Simulcasting will be close today starting at 6 PM.
Qualifiers have also been moved to Thursday.