On Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 21), Jim Devaux could do no wrong, winning six of the card's 10 races at Monticello Raceway.
Devaux wasted no time in the first race as he steered Thergoesmyvacation for the first win of the day (2:00.2 - $3.20) for co-owner and trainer Robert Petitto. He was off the board in the second race but came right back in the next race and won the next three races in succession.
He started off with Panedictine (1:54.4 - $16.40) followed by Fly To The Angels (1:58.2 - $20.20) and then Sammy B Happy (1:56.1 - $4.30). The 4-year-old gelding, Sammy B Happy, is owned by David Yarock and is trained by Dawn Devaux.
Devaux’s fifth win came aboard Rude Boy who paced his mile in 1:55.2 and returned $6.80 to win. The six-pack was secured with O Jonnie in race nine, the 3-year-old Muscle Yankee colt started from the rail to win in (2:00.3 -$16.40) for his second win of the season for trainer Joe Moeykens.
The Dolores Basilone - Jim DeVaux combo accounted for three wins.
An interesting breeding anomaly took place on the day as the prolific mare HF’s Gal (Cumin) had two of her offspring race on the card and both were winners. Her 11-year-old daughter Thergoesmyvacation and her 3-year-old son O Jonnie were both driven by Devaux. HF’S Gal has been very good to owner/breeders Robert Petitto and Sharon Stanton over the years; the Cumin mare continues to throw productive, hard hitting consistent trotters.
After picking up the half a dozen wins for the day, Devaux overtook Austin Siegelman for third place for leading dash wins. (Monticello)