Braxten Boyd Wins Four at Monticello
August 24, 2021
Photo Credit: Geri Schwarz
Monticello, N.Y. – It was a Grand Slam for Braxten Boyd on Monday, August 23 at Monticello Raceway, as he drove the winners in four consecutive races. It comes after he drove for a Grand Slam over the weekend at Tioga Downs and then can back on Sunday to win another. If you’re Tim Tetrick or Andy McCarthy, winning nine races in three days isn’t a big deal. But when you’re 21-years-old, it’s a really big deal.
Boyd is quickly making a name for himself in the industry. When asked what he attributed his recent success in the Monticello Raceway paddock to, Boyd said, “Lately I have had the horsepower and every horse that I drove today got a really good trip.” Boyd got the day going aboard Miss Waterbuffalo in a wire-to-wire winning effort of 1:57.2 -$3.50. He came right back in the next race with Reverend Nanny in 2:003 – $13.20. He scored his third consecutive race with Flight Of The Kiwi in Race 5 in 2:02.1 – $18.60. The final win on the card was with No Where to Hide in 1:55.1 – $2.30. Boyd just missed his fifth of the day in the Filly and Mares Open, finishing second with Sandy Win. Boyd is currently in ninth place for leading dash winning drivers, with 32 for the season.
Don’t Chip Me was the winner of the afternoon’s Filly and Mares Open in 1:56.2 for leading driver Mike Merton and trainer John Hallett. It was the tenth win of the season for the daughter of Hypnotic Blue Chip.