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On April 16, 2015, BLUE SHARK broke his maiden, winning a maiden $40,000 claimer with Junior Alvarado up at Aqueduct Racetrack. With this win, BLUE SHARK’S record is 1 win, 1 second, 2 thirds in 6 starts, since Funky Munky Stable claimed him for $25,000.
On September 21, 2014, OCALA JIM won at Belmont Park. With Jose Lezcano up, OCALA JIM blew away a Statebred NW2 by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:45.1 on a yielding turf!!! That gave OCALA JIM, who Funky Munky Stable claimed for $20,000, purse earnings of $177,000 and 4 wins in one year of racing for the stable! Pretty good claim!!!
On September 15, 2014, three year old filly, MOREMUNKYBUSINESS, won at Yonkers Raceway. Driven to victory by Dan Dube, MOREMUNKYBUSINESS set a new lifetime mark of 1:54.3 and used a powerful stretch move to get the top honors. Sitting in third, five lengths back after three quarters, MOREMUNKYBUSINESS exploded down the lane to win by 1 ¼ lengths!!! A May 21 foal, MOREMUNKYBUSINESS seems to maturing and who knows how good she can be!
On August 23, 2014, OCALA JIM won at Saratoga Racetrack. That gave Funky Munky Stable a record at the Saratoga Race meet of 6 starts with 1 win and 2 seconds. OCALA JIM won the Statebred allowance race by 3 lengths as he covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:43.4 with Jose Lezcano in the irons!!!That gave OCALA JIM who Funky Munky Stable claimed for $20,000, purse earnings of $138,000 in one year for the stable!
On October 3, 2013, MCEVER won at Yonkers Raceway with George Brennan handling the driving assignment. MCEVER covered the mile in 1:54.2 as she won for the first time in 4 tries for Funky Munky Stable!
On September 8, 2013, OCALA JIM won a New York Bred allowance race at Belmont Park with jockey Rajiv Maragh in the irons . The race was a mile and a sixteenth on the grass, and OCALA JIM was timed in 1:43. Funky Munky Stable claimed OCALA JIM on August 17 at Saratoga Racetrack. This was his first start for our stable and “JIM” made the most of it beating 11 other horses to gain the victory!
On August 10, 2013, ALL MUNKY BUSINESS got her ninth lifetime win at Tioga Downs. The five year old mare won by a length, going the mile in 1:55.1 and was driven to victory by John Plutino.
On May 18, 2013, ONE SMOKIN CAT broke his maiden at Belmont Park [race 5]. With Irad Oriz up, ONE SMOKIN CAT sat fourth down the backstretch, made a good move on the turn and wore down the leader to win the 5 1/2 furlong race by a half length. His winning time was 1:04.74
On May 10, 2013, LUCKY LUCKY LEO won at Yonkers Raceway with Brent Holland in the sulky. FMS had claimed LUCKY LUCKY LEO a week earlier for $15,000 and he won this race in a $20,000 by a mere nose!
On May 4, 2013, ALL MUNKY BUSINESS won her first race of 2013 at Pocono Downs with Eric Carlson driving. Eric made 3 moves with ALL MUNKY BUSINESS and needed all 3 as she won by a head in 1:55.4.
On April 12, 2013, SOKITUMI SAMURAI won at Aqueduct Racetrack in his second start since being claimed by Funky Munky Stable. Luis Saez was the winning jockey.
On April 6, 2013, FOUR STARZ TWINS kept his hot streak alive, winning his third race in a row with John Campbell in the sulky.
On March 30, 2013, FOUR STARZ TWINS got his second win in March with John Campbell, once again, in the bike.
On March 17, 2013, Frosty But Funky is victorious at Aqueduct Racetrack, breaking her maiden with Channing Hill up.
On March 14, 2013, FOUR STARZ TWINS won at the Meadowlands with John Campbell in the bike.
On February 16, 2013, NATALIE VICTORIA made her Funky Munky Stable debut a memorable one, crushing her rivals by 10 1/2 lengths! Funky Munky Stable claimed NATALIE VICTORIA on 1/18/13 for $25,000. This race was a NW1/Optional $35,000 claimer, as NATALIE VICTORIA got the winner’s share of the $67,000 purse!
On November 21, 2012, FRESCO BLUE won at Pocono Downs with Matt Kakaley in the sulky!!! The win was the fifth for the Funky Munky Stable harness division in 21 days!!! FRESCO BLUE now has two wins in his last 3 starts.
On November 20, 2012, K R’S CRUISER won by 3 lengths at Yonkers Raceway, going wire to wire with Jason Bartlett along for the ride! K R’S CRUISER took a 6 length lead into the stretch and simply was on “cruise” control through the stretch!
On November 17, 2012, ALL MUNKY BUSINESS notched her sixth win of the year, getting the win in 1:55.1 at Pocono Downs, with Eric Carlson in the bike! The victory gave ALL MUNKY BUSINESS 16 races first or second in 31 starts along with over $98,000 in earnings in 2012!
On November 8, 2012, LODI GOVERNOR wins at Yonkers Raceway with Mark MacDonald driving! “THE GOV” flew up the passing lane to earn the one length victory in 1:55.3.
On November 2, 2012, FRESCO BLUE went from last to first in winning a race at Pocono Downs with Smokin Joe Pavia in the bike!
On September 5, 2012, ALL MUNKY BUSINESS won at Pocono Downs with Eric Carlson in the bike. Her time was 1:54.4, a new lifetime mark for AMB. It was her fourth win of the year, bringing her 2012 earnings to over $72,000.
On September 1, 2012, DEVOTED WILDCAT won at Saratoga Racetrack with Joel Rosario aboard for the ride, going 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.4! DEVOTED WILDCAT was claimed by Funky Munky Stable for $20,000 on August 5, and was claimed away for $25,000 in the winning race. The FMS record for the Saratoga race meet was 5 starts with 1 win [20%].
On July 4, 2012, FUNKY MUNKY MAMA created her own fireworks as she was victorious at Belmont Park with regular rider Irad Ortiz Jr. up!
On June 26, 2012, TIGER WILLIAMS made his Funky Munky Stable debut fresh off the claim and won at Yonkers Raceway with Mark MacDonald in the sulky. Starting from post 8, TIGER WILLIAMS went wire to wire and paid $44 for the win!
On June 13, 2012, ALL MUNKY BUSINESS got her second consecutive win, at Pocono Downs with Jimmy Morrill Jr. in the bike. The time of 1:55.1 was a new lifetime mark!
On June 2, 2012, Funky Munky Stable won their 3rd race in 3 days as EVENING JOB won at The Meadowlands, going the mile in 1:51.1 with Yannick Gingras driving!
On June 1, 2012, ALL MUNKY BUSINESS won at The Meadowlands with Hall Of Fame driver Mike Lachance in the sulky, giving Funky Munky Stable 2 wins in two days!
On May 31, 2012, EXCEL NINE won at Yonkers Raceway with Mark MacDonald in the bike.
On May 14, 2012, EXCEL NINE won at Yonkers Raceway, with Brian Sears at the controls! It was EXCEL NINE’S second win for Funky Munky Stable.
On April 6, 2012, MITIGATION got his second win in two races by winning Aqueduct Racetrack’s first race with Ruben Silvera in the irons. It was the third win in a little over a month for Funky Munky Stable’s thoroughbred division!
On March 21, 2012, MITIGATION wins at Aqueduct Racetrack with jockey Ruben Silvera up, relishing the switch to the main track from the inner track!
On March 2, 2012, XODO is victorious at Aqueduct Racetrack with Ruben Silvera up. That win was a fantastic present for Funky Munky Stable Managing Partners Richard & Karen Munk, celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary that day! Not to mention it was Rich’s 60th birthday that day as well.
On March 1, 2012, EXCEL NINE won a $25,000 claimer at Yonkers Raceway, with Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi at the controls. It was the first win for EXCEL NINE since being claimed by Funky Munky Stable.
On February 11, 2012, ULTIMATE DESIRE won at The Meadowlands, driven to victory by Hall Of Famer John Campbell. It was ULTIMATE DESIRE’S first win for Funky Munky Stable since being claimed.
On January 26, 2012, ALL MUNKY BUSINESS came in third in the final of the “SUPER BOWL” series at The Meadowlands. What makes this effort so incredible is that there were 57 horses, most of them colts and geldings entered into this Stakes series. For ALL MUNKY BUSINESS, Funky Munky Stable’s 4 year old filly to get third in the final is a sensational accomplishment. He seems to have finally blossomed into the serious trotter that trainer Jean Drolet thought she could be when he acquired her for FMS as a two year old.
On January 26, 2012, FUNKY MUNKY MAMA got her third win for Funky Munky Stable as she went wire to wire at Aqueduct Racetrack with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. in the irons.
On January 12, 2012, 4 yr old ALL MUNKY BUSINESS got her first lifetime win, surviving a 4 horse photo finish at The Meadowlands! It was the first leg elimination of the Super Bowl Series, which qualifies her for the $60,000 final on January 26. Yannick Gingras drove ALL MUNKY BUSINESS to the thrilling victory, which she trotted in 2:00.3.