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Cat Manzi wins five more at Monticello
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - by John Manzi, publicity director, Monticello Raceway

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Monticello, NY --- After reining five winners on the June 20 race card at Monticello Raceway, the nation’s leading driver, Catello Manzi, drove five more winners at the Mighty M on Tuesday afternoon, June 21.

He started his assault by driving Joe Palermo’s Jay Bees Flush N to a 1:57.2 triumph in the second race on the track’s 13 race card.

Manzi came right back in the next race and drove Kermit Allen’s Ten Karat Dragon to a 1:57.2 victory in that contest.

His next victory came in the fifth race when he guided Tom Vassilou and Nick Tallarico’s Niarun home first in a time of 1:56.2.


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Cat Manzi and Alpine Dandy pace by favored Carlspur in the stretch en route to a victory in the $12,000 weekly pacing feature.

Then in the track’s feature race, the $12,000 Open Pace, Manzi reined Saratoga invader Alpine Dandy, owned by Ed Gilligan, to an upset victory over odds-on favorite Carlspur, who had won two in a row in this event. The final time of 1:54.1 equaled the seasonal best for the son of Sealed N Delivered.

Manzi, who only competes at Monticello Raceway on Mondays and Tuesdays, capped his driving clinic with a 1:56.2 victory with Harry Giglio’s IC’s Future in the 11th race.

The Hall of Fame driver now has 381 driving victories this season and leads runner-up Mark MacDonald by 69 wins.

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