Hannah Miler is in a roll. The 23- year- old daughter of top trainer Erv Miller is showing the racing world that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and she is making a name for herself in a sport dominated by men.
On the wet and dreary Thursday (April 9) afternoon in New York’s southern Catskill Mountains, Miller reined Rev It Now to a 2:02 triumph over a soggy racetrack in the fifth leg of the North American Amateur Driver Trotting Series which was held at Monticello Raceway.
When the day started, Bruce had 146 driving wins thus far in 2015, which ranks him 4th in the nation, by the end of the day he added 6 more, upping his tally to 152. He currently leads the Monticello Raceway Driver colony with 119 wins and is in 2nd place at Saratoga Raceway with 24 wins. Mother Nature continued her cruel streak as the card was marked with intermitted snow squalls, the track condition started off as good and then later in the card was downgraded to sloppy.
Bruce Aldrich Jr. won seven races on the Tuesday (March 24) program at Monticello Raceway.
Aldrich opened the day by winning with his first three drives. After a second place finish, he then proceeded to win his next four starts. He closed out the afternoon with a sixth place finish.
Aldrich is currently the leading driver in 2015 at Monticello with 117 wins, purses of $299,497 and a .445 UDR.
Robert “Bo” Beauregard, a native of Hudson, Mass., died suddenly Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. He was the husband of Mary Beth Beauregard of Monticello, and the father of John and Steven Beauregard. The family had formerly lived in Plainville, Mass.
Bo was born in Hudson on April 13, 1962, a son of Shirley and the late Richard G. Beauregard, who had served the town of Hudson as selectman and in other capacities for nearly three decades.
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.