With the approval of the New York State Racing & Wagering Board from a joint request by Monticello Raceway Management, Inc. and the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association, Inc., Monticello Raceway will offer nine horse fields in three races on each harness racing program during January and February, 2011.
However, there are certain conditions and requirements that the raceway and horsemen must adhere to.
a) The nine (9) horse may start behind the one, two, or three post position horse as determined by the driver at the start
b) Provisional drivers are not permitted to compete in races with nine horse fields.
c) There will be no “also eligible” draws in races with nine horse fields.
During the months of January and February, The Mighty M will continue with its Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday live racing schedule with post times remaining at 12:25pm. Racing secretary, Eric Warner, will draw for the Tuesday, January 3 card on Thursday, December 30. The entry box will close at 9am.