The Sunday date was added to coincide with the fifth annual Children's Fantasy Holiday Party, an endeavor spearheaded by the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association four years ago which has been tremendously well received by the local communities.
Friday, December 20 is also an added live racing program to go along with the usual Monday through Thursday format that week.
"With the six consecutive programs there'll be plenty of racing opportunities during mid December and we'll probably be needing horses to fill those cards," noted Eric Warner, the tracks director of racing.
After the December 20 program live racing will be on Monday, December 23, Thursday, December 26 and Friday, December 27. The final two live programs of the 2013 season will be on Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31.
There will be no live racing on Christmas Eve Day nor Christmas Day.
The final of the year long Heritage Drivers Series-the All-America Cup- is slated for Thursday, December 19 and the Au Revoir, for 14 year olds only, is slated for Monday, December 30.
All post times will be at 12:25pm.
by John Manzi for Monticello Raceway