Horsemen Info

New Racing Emergency Hotline

794‐4100 Ext 570

In the event of inclement weather necessitating cancellation or if there are any changes to our racing schedule they will be recorded at the above number. Check often for updates.

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Fines & Suspensions

DateRiderSuspensionFine
11/24/2020 Justin V. Huckabone While driving #5 (Runhappy Ten) in Race 5 you did use the whip in an unconventional manner in the stretch. $100
11/24/2020 Gregory Merton While driving #2 (What's Goin On) in Race 5 you did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner in the stretch. $200
11/20/2020 Kyle W. Debenedetto You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 5 days without an appeal. While driving #1 (Alta Jerome N) in Race 2 you did slow down and take back quickly in front of a field of horses so as to cause confusion and interference to the entire field. You finished 2nd and were disqualified and placed 8th for this infraction. 5 days
11/20/2020 James J. Devaux You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #1 (KJ Brent) in Race 11 you did change course and put a wheel under #5 (Hickory Little Red) approaching the half mile pole causing him to shorten stride. You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 4th for this infraction. 3 days
11/12/2020 Hunter W. Oakes You did use the whip in an excessive manner while driving #5 (Catherines Diamond) in Race 3. $200
11/11/2020 Christopher A. Petrelli While driving #7 (One Lucky Dragon) in Race 8 you did one hand whip before the 3/4 pole. $100
11/11/2020 Anthony S. Beltrami While driving #3 (Crookshanks) in Race 6 you did kick your horse repeatedly down the backstretch approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
11/10/2020 Gregory Merton You did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner while driving #5 (Masterson) in Race 7. $100
11/6/2020 Shane Darish While driving #4 (Precious Blue Chip) in Race 4 you did use the whip in an indiscriminate and excessive manner after the 3/4 pole $100
11/6/2020 Pasquale Picca While driving #8 (Pell Mell) in Race 6 you did use the whip repeatedly on a horse out of contention in an uneccessary and indiscriminate manner. $100
11/6/2020 Michael J. Merton You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #5 (The New Americana) in Race 9 you did come out into and put a wheel under #2 (Jericho Diva) causing him to break stride in the stretch and through the wire. You finished 3rd and were disqualified and placed 5th for this infraction. 3 days
11/6/2020 Hunter W. Oakes You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #2 (Steuben Gladiator) in Race 10 you did come out late approaching the half mile pole putting a wheel under #4 (JS McFlash) carrying him wide and causing interference to him. You finished 2nd and were disqualified and placed 6th for this infraction. 3 days
11/4/2020 McGwire P. Sowers While driving #7 (Redneck Fortune) in Race 5 you did kick your horse in the final turn $300
11/2/2020 George R. Harrison While driving # 2 (The Fire Within) in Race 1 you did put a wheel under #3 (King Otra) and force your way into a position where there was not sufficient clearance approaching the quarter pole. 5 days
11/2/2020 Gregory Merton While driving #4 (Sea's Ideal) in Race 2 you did commit a eurorail violation at the top of the stretch. $100
11/2/2020 Bryce C. Newman You failed to provide a urine speciman upon request at Monticello Raceway on 10/30/20. 15 days
10/29/2020 Michael J. Merton While driving #2 (Bold and Brave) in Race 9 you did whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. $100
10/26/2020 Jesse W. Kopa You failed to conduct yourself in a forthright gentlemanly manner while in the paddock after Race 9 on 10/21/20 while acting as owner, trainer, and groom for #2 (Virtuous Dance) $250
10/26/2020 McGwire P. Sowers While driving # 3 (Blue Bell Beauty) in Race 4 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $200
10/26/2020 Michael A. Forte While driving # 5 (Diamonds For Ember) in Race 4 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
10/21/2020 Leon B. Bailey While driving #4 (Brimfield) in Race 8 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
10/21/2020 Richard Campolong While driving #6 (New Boss In Town) in the 3rd qualifier you did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner during the race. $100
10/20/2020 Richard E. Harp While driving #5 (Candys Boy) in Race 2 you did use the whip in an unconventional manner after the 3/4 pole. $100
10/20/2020 Joseph J. Chindano Jr While driving #7 (Airspinder) in Race 3 you failed to come up to the gate and stay in position. $50
10/15/2020 Brandon A. Parker You failed to drive when programmed on 10/15/20 in Race 3 horse #7 (American Champ) $100
10/14/2020 Jonathan S. Appelbaum As the owner of #7 (Sizzlin Sally) in Race 1 on 10/14/20 you did remove your horse from the care of the listed trainer on your declaration after programming time. $250
10/13/2020 Shane T. Taggart While driving #4 (J Wanda) in race 4 you did kick your horse just after the 3/4 mark. $100
10/13/2020 Michael E. Eaton While driving #1 (All About Rusty) in Race 8 you did kick your horse in the stretch $100
10/13/2020 Joseph J. Chindano Jr You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. Whiled driving #3 (Jetstream Gypsy) in Race 5 you did help another horse #4 (Princess Brisa) improve her position before the 1/4 pole by creating clearance for a hole. 3 days
10/12/2020 Ronald V. Langley You did change drivers after programming time for Race 2 #1 (The Boss' Wife) $100
10/8/2020 Leon B. Bailey You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #2 (Miss Quality) in Race 3 you did hook the wheel of #1 (See You Friday) at the top of the stretch. 3 days
10/8/2020 John S. Desimone While driving #3 (RT Lange) in Race 1 you did use the whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. $100
10/1/2020 Hunter W. Oakes While driving #4 (Some Gold) in Race 7 you were in clear violation of rule 4117.8 {c} using the whip in an excessive and unnecessary manner after the 3/4 pole repeatedley whipping while out of contention $100
10/1/2020 James J. Devaux While driving #7 (Upfront Lorne) you did kick your horse approaching the 5/8 pole. $100
9/30/2020 Kyle W. Dibenedetto While driving #5 (ER Shane) in Race 1 you did commit a euro rail violation at the top of the stretch. $100
9/28/2020 Leon B. Bailey While driving #2 (Spring Luck) in Race 1 you did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner in the stretch. $100
9/28/2020 McGwire P. Sowers While driving #3 (Kremlin) in Race 3 you did whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. $100
9/22/2020 Leon B. Bailey You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #3 (All About Rusty) in Race 1 you did strike the wheel of #2 (Makasi) causing interference to him before the half mile pole. 3 days
9/22/2020 Christopher E. Doherty While driving #6 (Garnet) in Race 3 you did use the whip in an indiscriminate manner in the stretch. $100
3/10/2020 Michael D. Austin In the first race at Monticello Raceway on March 10, 2020 you did make a driver change after program time. $50
3/6/2020 Larry T. Boyce Failure to deliver a specimen when directed. 15 days
2/26/2020 Kyle W. Dibenedetto While driving #4, "FOUNTAIN SQUARE," in Race 2 at MR on 2/26, in the stretch you bore out into #5, "ALL ABOUT RUSTY," 3 days
2/24/2020 Gregory Merton in Race 6, past the 5/8 pole, you failed to pull your horse to its proper gait. You are fined $500.00 and suspended for a total of 8 days - 2/19 through 2/27with an interruption on 2/22/20 to enable you to drive in Stakes Race, and making you eligible to resume full driving prjvileges on 2/28/20, to make an 8-day total suspension of driving privileges. 8 days, $500
1/30/2020 Veronica R. Merton As trainer of record of #5, "WELLTHEREYOUGO," that finished 1st in the 4th Race at MR on 11/7/19, while the drug methylprednisolone was present in his system in violation of above-stated rules, and having returned the purse and being redistributed considering the circumstances, your fine is reduced from $1,000.00 to $500.00. $500
1/27/2020 Joseph D. Lee in Race 5, you did bear down in the last turn, causing interference to #3, 3 days
1/27/2020 Carl S. Tirella you failed to honor your declaration. $250
1/15/2020 Hunter W. Oakes in the 5th Race, you violated the whipping rule in the stretch. $150
1/13/2020 John S. Desimone in Race 8, you did bear in, causing interference 3 days
1/9/2020 James J. Devaux Kicking while driving #4, "ROCKME SOCKS OFF," in Race 5. $100
1/7/2020 Elisha A. LaFreniere Failure to conduct yourself in a forthright manner in the paddock. $100
1/6/2020 Gregory Merton in Race 10, you caused interference to #3, "BULLVILLE BREN," in the last turn. 3 days
12/30/2019 Samuel U. King n Race 8, you did bear in and cause interference to #2, "SAMMY B HAPPY." Number 5 finished 2nd, DQ, placed 4th. 3 days
12/23/2019 Michael C. Watson while the drug clenbuterol was present in its system, you are in violation of the above-stated rules. Having returned the purse, which was redistributed, and having appeared and considering circumstances, your penalty is reduced to $500.00 and 15 days, starting 12/22/2019 through 1/5/2020 15 days, $500
12/11/2019 "Bo" A Sowers in Race 7, you changed drivers after program time. $50
12/4/2019 Agostino Abbatiello Sr As trainer of record of #2, Victory Singer, in Qualifier 3 on 12/4/19, you delayed the start (not having the horse ready). $50
11/26/2019 Kyle W. Dibenedetto While driving #4, "SURFACE TENSION," in Race 6, you did bear down in first turn, causing interference to #2, "SARABOO." 3 days
11/5/2019 Hunter W. Oakes in Race 2, you failed to drive when programmed. $50
10/29/2019 John S. Desimone in Race # 1, Mr. De Simone Jr. did kick his horse before the start causing her to break. $50
10/28/2019 Nicholas K. Surick Mr. Surick the trainer of record for his entry #5 DEEP DREAMER was entered at Monticello on 10/28/19 in race # 6. The owner of this entry was not properly licensed by the NYSGC rule # 4116.11 trainer responsibility. $250
10/21/2019 Bruce A. Aldrich Jr. in Race 6, you failed to obey the instructions of a racing official past the 1/4. $100
10/21/2019 Bruce A. Aldrich Jr. you failed to obey the instructions of a racing official past the 1/4. $50
10/10/2019 Hunter W. Oakes in Race 8, you had a euro rail violation at the top of the stretch. $50
9/30/2019 Hunter W. Oakes you failed to obey the instructions of a racing official with a euro rail violation in the last turn. $50
9/29/2019 Gary S. Corona ou failed to conduct yourself in a gentlemanly manner $100
9/29/2019 Michael S. Weiner You are fined $500.00 for violation of your consent to Conditions for Racing Privileges, signed by you $500
9/29/2019 Gary S. Corona you failed to conduct yourself in a gentlemanly manner $100
9/24/2019 Jennifer Sabot First while the drug, Propantheline, was present in his system, you are in violation of the above-stated rules. Having appeared and returned the purse, which has been redistributed, and considering the circumstances, your penalty is reduced 15 days, $400
9/16/2019 Joseph J. Chindano Jr you failed to obey the instructions of race official $50
9/4/2019 Thomas c. Angerame the person you had ship your horse in the grounds did not have a valid NYS License. $100
8/26/2019 Al M. Annunziata While on grounds of Monticello Raceway, you did possess equipment in violation of above-stated rule. Your $500 fine has been reduced to $250. $250
8/22/2019 Cory R. Stratton in Race 10, you violated the whipping rule $100
8/15/2019 Hunter W. Oakes you failed to obey Racing Official. Euro Eail last turn. $50
7/31/2019 Michael J. Merton you hooked wheels with #2, "DEKEYSER," in the last turn and caused interference to the trailing horses. Your 8 day suspension has been reduced to 3 3 days
7/28/2019 Dennis M. Washington UNPAID FINE - Having not paid the fine from MR29-2019 of $2,000.00 within the allotted time, your license is suspended until the fine, and any interest, is paid in full.
7/22/2019 Bruce A. Aldrich Jr. you bore out and interfered with #7, "JOYFUL GAME," going to the 3/4 pole. suspension has been reduced from 8 days to 3 days 3 days
7/16/2019 John S. Desimone in Race 7, you kicked your horse. $100
7/9/2019 Bruce A. Aldrich Jr. violated the Euro Rail rule $50
7/9/2019 Austin M. Gilbert the drug, Flunixin was present in system $250
6/25/2019 Nick A. Clegg failure to drive when programmed. $50
6/25/2019 James R. Taggart Jr. failed to obey instruction of Racing Official coming to the half-mile pole. $100
6/20/2019 Chad E. Washington Failure to drive when programmed $50
6/20/2019 Andrew W. Adamzyk you changed driver after program time. $50
6/18/2019 Andrew W. Adamzyk you changed driver after program time. $50
5/15/2019 Michael J. Merton you failed to conduct yourself in a forthright manner. $100
5/13/2019 Austin T. Siegelman you failed to drive in the 2nd race, #2 horse, "FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS," forcing a late driver change. $50
5/9/2019 Christopher A. Petrelli you failed to designate a trainer in Race Two and in Race Seven $200
5/9/2019 Patrick Beeler you were in violation of the whipping rule going to the 3/4 pole $100
4/24/2019 John S. Desimone you failed to conduct yourself in a forthright manner. $100
4/22/2019 Michael J. Merton you failed to follow the instructions of a racing official - eurorail. $50
4/11/2019 Dennis M. Washington mistreated and endangered the horse, “WELLWESAID,” an unqualified, non-veterinarian dangerously and recklessly injected the area of the left front hoof of the horse, which became infected and resulted in the horse's death by euthanasia on April 16, 2019, and you failed to guard the horse and knowingly caused and permitted this unsafe and dangerous treatment of the horse. falsely and fraudulently obtained or attempted to obtain payments for training expenses 730 days, $2000
4/2/2019 Austin T. Siegelman you failed to follow the instructions of a racing official - euro rail - past the 1/2. $100
4/1/2019 John S. Desimone you did violate euro rail. $100
3/25/2019 Kyle W. Dibenedetto in Race 1, you kicked your horse, going to the 3/4 pole. $100
3/11/2019 John S. Desimone Bore in and interfered with #3, "IDEAL VIC," going to the 3/4 pole. 3 days
3/11/2019 Shane J. Taggart Failed to drive when programed at Monticello Raceway in the 2nd race $50
3/11/2019 Austin T. Siegelman Failed to obey the racing official (Eurorail). $50
3/7/2019 Michael J. Merton Bore out into the #1, "BULLEVILLE BLAST" in the stretch. 3 days
3/6/2019 McGwire P. Sowers Struck the wheel of the #5 FOUR STARZZ LEFTY" past the 1/4 pole. 3 days
3/5/2019 Michael C. Watson Failed to designate a trainer. $100
3/5/2019 Brandon A. Parker Violated the whipping rule. $50
2/27/2019 Joseph Ricco Jr Failed to come up into position. $50
2/27/2019 Anthony P. Cuccio Did change driver after program time. $50
2/26/2019 Nicholas J. Surick Failed to designate a trainer in your absence $100
2/20/2019 Patricia A. Harmon Failed to honor your declaration. $250
2/13/2019 Shane J. Taggart In violation of the whipping $100
2/6/2019 Robert T. Lounsbury Horse exceeded the allowable level of furosemide in his system in violation of the above-stated rules. $250
1/24/2019 Michael J. Merton Bore out and interferred with #3, "RACE ME COCOA," past the 3/4 pole. 8 day suspension, reduced to 3 3 days
1/19/2019 Aristotle Stamatien While the drug testosterone was present in his system in violation of the above-stated rules, the purse was returned and redistributed and horse was disqualified with 30 day Full Suspension and 1,000.00 fine.. Reduced to 10 days and $500 fine. 10 Days - $500
1/10/2019 Shane T. Taggart Did bear down into #5, "HISTOiRE ETERNELLE," in the last turn. 3 Days
1/8/2019 Patrick Beeler Drove in an inconsistent manner. 5 Days
1/7/2019 John S. Desimone Failed to obey the instructions of Racing Official, foot out of stirrup going to the 3/4 pole. $50
12/27/2018 McGwire P. Sowers Did take back quickly in front of a field of horses, failing to maintain a proper pace 3 Days
12/26/2018 Vincent J. Campolong Failed to provide a urine specimen upon request 15 Days
12/19/2018 George Anthrop Changed driver after program time $50
12/10/2018 John S. Desimone Slowed down the field after the 1/4 mile, causing confusion to the trailing horses. 5 Days
11/28/2018 Bruce Aldrich Jr Failed to obey a racing official. (Euro Rail at the top of the stretch) $50
11/14/2018 Kyle Dibenedetto Did bare down, and you did interfere with the #6 in the last turn. 3 Days
10/22/2018 Roy Marohn Failed to conduct yourself in a forthright and gentlemanly manner $100
10/22/2018 Roy Marohn Casued Interference 3 Days
10/17/2018 James De Vaux Kicked your horse $100
10/16/2018 Gregory Merton Violation of the whipping rule $500
10/10/2018 Michael Merton Failed to drive when programmed $100
10/03/2018 Dolores Basilone Failed to obey the instructions of a Racing Official -Barn Maintenance $250
09/27/2018 Austin Siegelman Failed to drive when programmed $50
09/25/2018 James Taggart Jr. Caused Interference 3 Days
09/24/2018 James Taggart Jr. Caused Interference 3 Days
09/10/2018 Agostino Abbatiello Twin B Onaroll - Positive Test 7 Days - $250
09/10/2018 Ruth Ingham Failed to conduct yourself in a forthright and gentlemanly manner $250
09/10/2018 James Taggart Jr. Hooked wheels 3 Days
09/10/2018 Murray Bassen Caused a delay in the Post Parade $50
09/04/2018 Michael Merton Eurorail Violation $100
08/30/2018 Diana Bartells Failed to conduct yourself in a forthright manner $150
08/29/2018 Richard Harp Eurorail Violation $50
08/27/2018 Dolores Basilone You participated in the impermissible administration of a substance with 24 hours of post time 1 Year - $1,000
08/23/2018 Kyle Dibenedetto Eurorail Violation $50
08/21/2018 Harold Purdy Failed to conduct yourself in a forthright and gentlemanly manner $150
08/21/2018 William Mann Failed to keep your feet in the stirrups $50
08/21/2018 Harold Purdy Failed to conduct yourself in a forthright and gentlemanly manner $150
08/20/2018 Patrick Beeler Failed to conduct yourself in a forthright manner 7 Days
08/15/2018 Dennis Washington Excessive Whipping $150
08/14/2018 Gerald Fielding Caused Interference 3 days
08/14/2018 Ervin Miller Failed to honor declararation $250
08/14/2018 John Desomine Jr. Feet were out of the stirrups $100
08/08/2018 Roberto Michelotto Eurorail Violation $100
08/08/2018 Piergiovanni Michelotto Permitted to let a horse pass inside of you $100
08/08/2018 Raffaello Ruffato Kicked your horse $100
08/07/2018 Dustin Blumenfeld Excessive Whipping $100
08/06/2018 Dolores Basilone Late to the paddock $250
07/23/2018 Thomas Milici Delayed Post Parade $50
07/23/2018 Jimmie Solomon Failed to keep a line in each hand until 3/4 pole $100
07/23/2018 Joesph Pennacchio Casued a horse to break stride 3 Days
07/17/2018 Dewayne Minor Eurorail Violation $50
07/17/2018 Scott Zeron Eurorail Violation $50
07/17/2018 Antonio Grillo Phenylbutazone Positive 7 Days - $500
07/17/2018 George Sholty Late drive change after program time $50
07/17/2018 Brandon Parker Casued Interference 3 Days