During the month of July Monticello Raceway will add a special racing program on Friday, July 4th which will be the only change in the usual four-day-a-week racing schedule.
"Added to our usual Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday format will be a Friday July 4th race card," noted raceway GM Shawn Wiles. "Our July 4th program will begin at 5:30pm and about 15 minutes after the completion of the racing program we'll have our 45th annual fireworks display. All the other racing post times during July will be at 12:50pm in the afternoon."
According to Eric Warner the tracks director of racing the Friday card was added to accommodate the 2-year-old pacing fillies in both the New York Sire Stakes and the Excelsior Series.
"Sire Stakes and Excelsior's will also be featured on Tuesday, July 15 and Monday, July21," Warner noted.
There is free admission to the races and the fireworks display.
by John Manzi, for Monticello Raceway