Son of A Rocknroll Dance wins $816,000 Metro Pace
The lightly raced A Rocknroll Dance colt Lost In Time was a stunning winner of harness racing's richest race for juvenile pacers, the $816,000 Metro Pace Final at Mohawk Racetrack on September 23.
Despite only making his debut a month ago in an Ohio Fair race, an impressive second in his Metro elimination the previous weekend saw Lost In Time installed as the third favourite for the Final yesterday.
Sent forward by Scott Zeron off the mobile gate Lost In Time settled in the trail behind Hayden Hanover before taking the lead just past the quarter pole. His role as pacemaker was a brief one though with elimination winner Stay Hungry taking charge by the half.
Rolling off the leader's back at the top of the straight, Lost In Time easily accounted for Stay Hungry and held off the late charging Hayden Hanover to score by three-quarters of a length in a swift time of 1:50.1, and in doing so went one better than his sire A Rocknroll Dance who finished a close second in the race back in 2011. (Watch replay of Lost In Time's win)
Lost In Time's 1:50.1 Metro victory makes him the fastest and richest 2-year-old pacer in North America to date in 2017 with earnings of $425,875.
Bred by Diamond Creek Farm, who stand his sire A Rocknroll Dance, Lost In Time is out of the stakes-placed Artiscape mare Summer Mystery.
Sold at the Lexington Select sale last year, Lost In Time was purchased by A Rocknroll Dance's former trainer Jim Mulinix for $47,000. Mulinix remains a part owner and is of course Lost In Time's trainer.
A Rocknroll Dance is now the leading first season sire in North America with progeny earnings of over $1.2 million and is also incredibly the third overall leading sire of 2-year-old pacers.