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Scenic Monticello Raceway began operations on its lightning-fast, half-mile track on June 27, 1958. The raceway is located in the heart of the Catskills and offers the excitement of year-round harness racing on one of the largest, all-weather tracks in the country. Many of the greatest names in the sport began their careers at Monticello Raceway.
Over the years, the track has been one of the most innovative in racing, and many of its promotions have gained national attention. One of the biggest - Rock 'N Racing – combined many famous legends (e.g. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons; Ike & Tina Turner, Natalie Cole, Bobby Vinton, etc.) with racing programs. The racetrack has also hosted closed circuit championship boxing in conjunction with racing, which produced the track's biggest attendance of 17,495 patrons on June 20, 1980. Creative promotions like elephant races and athletes out-running horses have helped Monticello Raceway gain national recognition.
In 1975, Monticello Raceway was home to one of the richest races, when the track presented its $250,000 Monticello-OTB Classic, won by the Hall of Fame pacer Silk Stockings. This event, with its huge purses, continued through 1985. Today, the rich New York Sire Stakes is the track's leading racing series.
With the installation of video slot machines in 2004, Monticello Casino & Raceway now offers a variety of exciting gaming amenities in conjunction with premier harness racing. Fun, friendly and easily accessible, the raceway is located at the junction of Routes 17 & 17B in Monticello, NY.
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