Chip Chip Conway Scores in Open Trot
June 10, 2021
McKenzie Sowers Nabs First Lifetime Win
Photo Credit: Geri Schwarz
Monticello, N.Y. – On Wednesday, June 9, Chip Chip Conway handily dispatched the short field of five to win the $6,700 Open Trot in 1:58.2.
Tax Savings was first away from the gate, followed by Cinnamon Stick and Chip Chip Conway. They were three wide going the backstretch to the quarter pole. Chip Chip Conway made the front and cut the fractions of 28.4, 58.1, 1:28.1 to win by five lengths in 1:58.2 – $3.60. Finishing second was Sweet Royalty (Kyle Dibennedetto) and taking the show position was Raceace 9 (Alan Schwartz). It was the fifth win of the season for the son of Conway Hall. Chip Chip Conway is owned by Ken Weckstein of Ocean City, Md., and trainer Gary Messenger.
Also on the card in the Catskill Amateur Drivers Series, McKenzie Sowers won her first pari-mutuel aboard Midnight Shark in 1:57.1. McKenzie is the 22-year-old daughter of leading Monticello Raceway trainer Bo Sowers. Jim Taggrt Jr. drove two winners for the afternoon after getting dumped in yesterday’s first race.
The fastest mile of year also occurred on the card. Junior’s Dew scored in 1:53.3 for driver Cory Stratton. Junior’s Dew is trained by Ashley Eldred and owned by Marianna Monaco.