Metro Meteor (2003 – 2018) was a fierce competitor at the track winning 8 turf sprints and earning $300,000. After 3 years racing and 2 knee surgeries, Metro was no longer competitive and retired. Ron and Wendy Krajewski, who owned a percentage of Metro, decided to adopt him for themselves. They would give him a safe, forever home and enjoy trail riding. At least that was the plan.
As with many plans, this best-laid one went awry. As Metro settled into his new surroundings, a boarding facility near the Krajewski’s home, it became evident that his bad knees were getting worse. Treatment offered temporary relief, but his prognosis was poor, riding was out of the question.
As the Krajewski’s spent more time with Metro they realized he was quite a character, bobbing his head for attention and grabbing things left within reach. It occurred to Ron, an avid artist, that Metro might be able to hold a brush in his mouth and perhaps even paint. That revelation changed their lives.
Artist at Work
Four years later, Metro has created hundreds of paintings and become a media sensation. Collectors around the world have been quick to snap up a Metro original. At times, the waiting list for his next painting numbered over 100. He was the top selling artist, horse or human, at a Pennsylvania art gallery.