Thomas Merton gives his Sister Veronica a memorable Birthday Present

May 5, 2023

While it is not uncommon for a Merton to win 3 races in any given day or to win both half’s of the early Daily Double, the obvious question would be which one was it, Mike or Greg?  If you guessed either of them, you are wrong.

R1 Shades of Bay

This afternoon the 54 year old Thomas Merton burst upon the scene and scored with 3 driving wins, in the first race, he scored with Shades of Bay 1:57 – $4.80 whom he won with last week, fittingly his mount is trained by his sister Veronica, who ironically celebrated his 56th Birthday today.  He came right back in the following race with Little Admiral 1:58.2 – $32.00 for trainer Richie Campolong and he would end the day aboard Beachin 1:58.2 – $6.80 for Greg Decker.

R3 Little Admiral

In other racing action on the card trainer Greg Decker had a training double while Bruce Aldrich Jr. drove 3 winners on the card.