Michelle Miller rode Kash Now to victory in Tuesday's New York State Monte Series event at Waterloo, NY. The ten-year-old El Paso Kash-Nowerlandmspauline-Sir Taurus mare, trained by Michael Miller, scored in 2:12h to defeat Striking Mystery and Jennifer Lowrey. The winner now has combined sulky/monte earnings of $42,728. Separately, the July 19 monte race scheduled for Georgian Downs has been cancelled based on RUS Ontario and Georgian Downs' Ian Fleming agreement to delay until more riders, trainers and horses can become qualified. More qualifiers are planned including Friday at Mohawk. www.monteamerica.com by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com
Flyhawk Falina, a two-year-old filly by Cash Hall, out of the El Paso Kash mare Nowerland Nanette, won her $37,862 division of the New York Sire Stakes in 2:03 here at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (July 3).
The New York Sire Stakes season got underway at Batavia Downs Casino on Friday night (July 31), in front of a large harness racing crowd thanks to perfect weather in Western New York and a baseball cap giveaway, co-sponsored by the Harness Horse Breeders of New York.
Winbak Dimensions and Jimmy Marohn Jr. scored in the featured $15,000 Open Handicap pace on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. The mile of 1:52 lowered the seasonal mark for the 5-year old son of Village Jove, in the third victory of the season. Jim Perry trains Winbak Dimensions for William J. Heinz and Jack M. Heinz both of Ohio.