Monticello, NY --- Monticello Raceway has added a live racing card on Friday (March 1) and after that racing will continue the usual four times weekly with harness action on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
However, beginning March 1, all post times will be at 12:50 p.m.
“Since we race during the afternoons it’s imperative that we complete our programs before darkness sets in, so during the winter months we go with an earlier post time,” Shawn Wiles, the track's general manager explained. “But when March rolls around and the days get longer, our post times are one-half hour later and we’ll continue with 12:50 p.m. post times until Oct. 31.”
Among the events slated during March include the 13th annual St. Paddy Pace, which will feature the talents of Irish-American harness drivers, and be presented this year on Wednesday (March 13).
Also on tap in March is the 15th annual Passover Pace -- the race for the matzos -- which will be presented this season on March 28 during the Passover Holiday, which comes earlier this year.