Monticello, NY–The horsemen from Monticello Raceway hosted their annual U.S. Armed Forces Veterans Race on Wednesday (Nov. 10) to benefit the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless Veterans Food Pantry. The Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association and the North American Gentlemen Drivers Association made a generous donation.
In the winner’s circle after the fourth race, Kathy Kreiter, Director of the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless, was presented with two checks: one for $1,000 from the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association and another for $2,000 from the North American Gentlemen Drivers Association.
Former veteran Alan Schwartz said, “The timing of the donation works well as it will provide support to veterans just in time for Thanksgiving.”
Makin Trouble K won the race in a 2:00.4 – $3.70 wire-to-wire effort, defeating Southwind Larado (Michael Merton) and Explosive (Kyle Dibenedetto). Makin Trouble K was driven to victory by Bruce Aldrich Jr., who also later scored with Vaganova. The son of Rose Run Hooligan Aa is trained by Laura Perino. Post time was 1:21 p.m.
Aldrich is the second leading dash winning driver with 183 wins. Leading the pack is Merton, with 218 wins.