_Metropolitan is a magnificent individual, very athletic and with an impeccable conformation, just under 16 hands, and was a brilliant racehorse in a career cut short by a stable injury
METROPOLITAN WON ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS AT 2 AND 3, PLACING IN THE FOUR MAJOR 3YO RACES OF HIS YEAR INCLUDING A NARROW THIRD IN THE MEADOWLANDS PACE RACE-TIMED IN 1:49.1
Metropolitan has the all the attributes to be a great sire - impeccable conformation, outstanding ability as a racehorse, superb temperament, an excellent pedigree..
He is by THE PANDEROSA - a stallion who is one of the best siring sons so far of the great WesternHanover - out of an ARTSPLACE mare from a stellar US family.
The cross Western Hanover-line stallion over an Artsplace mare has produced some of the best and most exciting racehorses of recent times in North America - traditionally a pointer for successful breeding trends in Australia.
Here Metropolitan is pictured winning the final of the Pennsylvania 2yo Sires Stakes on the tight half mile of The Meadows in a track record time - wearing no boots or pole!
The first Australian foals by Metropolitan were born in 2008, and he has had only 163 foals born that are currently of racing age. From this small number he has produced 36 individual winners of 171 races and $1,253,653 to date (Dec '13)
Outstanding performers so far include the pacers METRO MIKE ($92,950); EXCITEUSINTHECITY ($116,377, 1:52.9) and KICKITTOCHRIS (11 wins) from his first crop, the trotting champion BLITZTHEMCALDER ($352,852, TR1:56.6) from his second; and talented Edgar Tatlow Stakes winning filly TALLULAH BAY from his third crop, current three year olds. Metropolitan remained in the states the following year and has no two year olds racing this season
Metropolitan now stands at MORLEY PARK under the care of Steven and Anne O'Donoghue, who can be contacted on 03 58231508