Day At The Track

Billings Series to race a reduced schedule

10:22 AM 20 Jan 2021 NZDT
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Monticello, NY--After being sidelined last year for the first time since its inception the granddaddy of all amateur harness racing organizations, the CKG Billings Harness Driving Series, is in the process of resuming races again this season, albeit with a reduced schedule

"Last year was a tough year for all of us", noted Billings Series president, Tony Verruso. "The Billings was unable to race at all for the first time in 38 years and looking forward to this year, I still see obstacles to construct any type of series as we have had in the past. Horsemen are reluctant to travel as far as they used to and with still so many Covid restrictions in place many are unable to.

" So with that in mind we are going to race a reduced schedule this season. We are starting with a 3-race schedule at Yonkers Raceway beginning on Thursday 1/21 and then every other week from there, 2/4 and finally on 2/18. Other legs will be added as the Spring approaches, but for now this is all I can guarantee."

"The Conditions for these races are basically the same as the AHDC Series currently racing at Freehold. The Club Entry Fee will be $50 for the whole year and there will be an Entry Fee of $50 for EACH LEG. Entries will be made by EMAIL ONLY on the day prior to the host track's box closing at Noon. Those entries will be made to the email address below which is this same address:
"We will try and add as many dates as I can secure with Racetracks that I think will have a chance of filling," Verruso added. "I hope to see you all racing at some point this year."

Currently two divisions have already been drawn and will be contested on Thursday (Jan. 21) at Yonkers Raceway.


by John Manzi for the Billings Series

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