Ahundreddollarbill trots fastest mile ever at Monticello Raceway

Usually when track records are broken, they are shaved by a mere 1/5 second or so, but on Wednesday (Aug 11) Ahundreddollarbill trotted the fastest mile ever in the 63-year history of Monticello Raceway, smashing the existing record by one second and a 1/5, and taking the lone division of NYSS, worth $112,000, in 1:54.1. Aside from setting the All-Age trotting record, he also reset the record for Three-year-old trotting geldings of 1:55.2, held by Gural Hanover.

As he left the gate at 1-5, betting favorite Ahundreddollarbill was in no hurry to get to the front, arriving there past the quarter in :28, followed by Dewey Arnold. Ahundreddollarbill continued to cut fractions of :57 to win by a length over the pocket-sitting Dewey Arnold in 1:54.1, trotting his final stanza in :28.3.

It was the third consecutive win for Ahundreddollarbill, all of them coming in NYSS competition. In his wake, he has now set four track records in the state at Saratoga, Yonkers, Vernon and now Monticello. It was his seventh win of the year out of eight for the talented son of Chapter Seven. Dewey Arnold (Jason Bartlett) finished second, followed by Credit Con (Scott Zeron).

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