After making his 2023 debut with an unstressed appearance one week ago, 2022 O'Brien Award finalist Tattoo Artist showed more of his patented speed during the Saturday (March 11) qualifying session at The Meadowlands.
With driver Dexter Dunn at the controls, Tattoo Artist did all the work in his qualifying test. After breezing through fractions of :28.3, :55.4 and 1:23.3, Tattoo Artist opened up to win by more than five lengths in 1:51.1. Copper Teen (Jason Bartlett) and Birthday (David Miller) rounded out the top three.
Now six, Tattoo Artist (Hes Watching - Stylish Artist) is owned by Let It Ride Stables Inc. of Boca Raton, Frank Cannon of Sanford, Fl. and Diamond Creek Racing of Wellsville, Penn. Chris Ryder handles the stateside training duties behind the double millionaire who boasts a mark of 1:47.1.
Tattoo Artist is one of 37 male pacers eligible to compete in the 2023 MGM Borgata Pacing Series set to commence on Monday, March 20 at Yonkers Raceway.