2 Dead Heats at Monticello Raceway

December 23, 2020

R11 Chip for Real and See You Friday DH R6 Blue Line and Rockin inthe hills - DH

By: Shawn Wiles
Photo Credit: Geri Schwarz

Something that you don’t see very often is 2 dead heats on the same day, this unique harness racing oddity occurred Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway.

The first dead heat was in race 6, Blue Line (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) and Rockin In The Hills (Greg Merton) tripped the time in tandem in 1:58.3, Chip For Real (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) and See You Friday duplicated the feat 5 race later as the crossed the wire in unison in 1:58.4.

Also on the card James Taggart Jr. drove 4 winners, Greg Merton had 3 winners, James Devaux Michael Merton and Bruce Aldrich Jr each had 2 winners on the afternoon, both of Aldrich’s win came in each dead heat race.  Trainer Dan Gill had 2 winners from his barn, Gill is currently in 4th place for leading trainers with 34 seasonal wins.