Chip Chip Conway wins open Trot at Monticello

May 13, 2021

R1 Chip Chip Conway

By: Shawn Wiles
Photo Credit: Geri Schwarz

Monticello, NY –On Wednesday afternoon May 12, Chip Chip Conway left little doubt as who is the best trotter on the grounds at Monticello Raceway as he romped to a wire to wire win in 1:58.2 in this week’s Open Trot.

Jim Taggart Jr. deviated from his normal come from behind tactic with Chip Chip Conway and elected to go to the front and show the way through fractions of 28.4, 59.2 1:28.3 and waltzed home a 3 length winner in 1:58.2 and returned $4.20 for win. Finishing second was Superiorcourt (Mike Merton) and Cinnamon Stick (Bruce Aldrich) took the show position

It was Chip Chip Conway’s second consecutive win in the open Company, the 5-year-old son of Conway Hall is owned by Kenneth B. Weckstein and co owned by trainer Gary Messenger.  In 10 season starts Chip Chip Conway has won 3 times and has finished second twice.  Today wins upped his seasonally tally $13,575 in earnings and career earnings past $190,000.

Gary Messenger is the second leading trainer with 33 wins, trailing the leader Bo Sowers 40 wins, also on the card Mike Merton drove 2 winners.