Austin Siegelman once again wins five at Monticello

Monticello, NY — No, it’s not a typo. On Wednesday at Monticello Raceway, Austin Siegelman won five races and Thursday (Feb. 14) he duplicated the same feat.

Victory Singer was one of five winners for driver Austin Siegelman. Geri Schwarz photo.

Siegelman won the second race of the afternoon with Reflexionofroyalty from the rail in 2:00.1 and returned an $8.50 win pari-mutuel. It was the first win of the season for Reflexionofroyalty.

Histoire Eternelle gave Siegelman his second win of the day, as he scored a wire-to-wire win in 1:57 for trainer Chris Petrelli.

Siegelman came right back in the following race to score with Victory Singer (1:59.4-$2.60). It was the third win in a row for Victory Singer.

In the seventh race it was Sky Guy from post position eight to win by three lengths after cutting the entire mile in 1:57.1. The son of Sportswriter is trained by Thomas Merton.

The last win of the afternoon for Siegelman came aboard Celtic Art as  the Joe Moeykens trained son of Artiscape won in 1:59 and paid $10.40 to win.

The top four drivers are in a bottleneck for leading dash winner with three drivers (Bruce Aldrich Jr., Michael Merton and James Devaux) all tied with 34 wins. Siegelman is in close pursuit with 33 wins.

More than $780,000 was wagered on the 10-race card.

Live racing returns on Monday with a 12:25 p.m. post time.

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