A Rocknroll Dance colt the fastest of the Hempt Memorial elimination winners
The Brian Brown trained Proof produced an eye-catching performance in the second of the Max C Hempt Memorial Eliminations at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday evening (US time), streeting his rivals in a slick 1:48.2.
The three-year-old A Rocknroll Dance colt once again showed his trademark acceleration in the back straight, storming to the lead at the three-quarter mile pole before coasting to an uncontested three length victory.
His winning time of 1:48.2 was not only a new lifetime best for the 2018 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship winner, but also the second fastest time recorded by a three-year-old pacer in North America to date in 2019.
The 2018 2YO Breeders Crown runner-up has now won eight of his 16 starts and placed in a further six, for earnings of $476,299.
The Diamond Creek Farm homebred is the second foal of the $1.9 million dollar earning Real Artist mare, Ginger And Fred.