Juan Serey Holds Hot Hand for Final Week of Racing

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


            Seven horse stable, seven trips to the winner’s circle - not a typical outcome in horse racing.  But if you’re Juan Serey, that’s exactly how he got his Meadowlands at Monmouth meet started last weekend.

            “I ran the whole barn,” said Serey, a 62-year-old native of Santiago, Chile.  “They’re all fit and ready to go.  We were lucky last weekend and I’m going to try and do it again by running them all back this weekend.”

            The Meadowlands at Monmouth meet consists of six days of racing, Nov 11 – 20, with live cards on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  It comes on the heels of the recently concluded Monmouth Park meeting, which ended on Nov. 6.

            Serey, a five-time leading trainer at Monmouth Park, started his streak in race four on Nov. 11 when Living Lavida Leta ($7.60) reported home a winner.  That was followed by Secret Getaway ($4.80) in the sixth and Back Pocket Money ($4.40) in the seventh.

            On Saturday, Nov. 12, Serey sent out Value Added Tax ($3.40) to victory before the Sunday card, when he again won three races:  the second with Trick Chickie ($2.20), the fourth with Blues Heir ($3.40) and the sixth with Key to the Empire ($2.60).  Thus far, a $2 win parlay on Juan Serey’s Meadowlands at Monmouth meet runners would have yielded $165.84.

            Serey has two horses entered for the upcoming Friday card.  Gates open for the final week of live racing at 11:30 a.m., with first post set daily at 12:15 p.m.