Day At The Track

Metro Boomin fastest in series opener

12:29 PM 04 Mar 2020 NZDT
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Metro Boomin, harness racing
Metro Boomin and driver Tony Hall
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WASHINGTON, PA, March 3, 2020 -- Metro Boomin swooped the field with a brilliant backside burst and went on to score in 1:56.2 in the slop, the fastest division of Tuesday's opening leg of the Dale McConnell Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Danny's Boy and La Dolfina took the other $12,500 splits in the series for 3- and 4-year-old colt, stallion and gelding harness racing trotters. Tony Hall and trainer Scott Betts teamed for a pair of series wins with Metro Boomin and La Dolfina.

The series honors the memory of the late McConnell, longtime trainer/driver at The Meadows who was so successful with diagonal-gaiters that he was nicknamed "Mr. Trot."

The series is one of four late-closing events kicking off this week at The Meadows, with the championship leg of each set for Friday, March 20.

In only his second start since an Ohio Fairs outing on Aug. 26, Metro Boomin was sixth past the half when Hall sent him after the leader, The Muscle Dog. The 4-year-old Wishing Stone-Vapor Rises gelding was on top in a heartbeat and rolled to a 2-1/4-length victory. Feel The Muscle and Spring Roll completed the ticket. Tim Betts and Nicholas Catalano campaign Metro Boomin.

 

Brady Brown piloted three winners on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the program features a carryover of $14,485.92 in the final-race Super Hi-5.

by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

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