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Jonathan Sheppard trainee Rose Tree wins $100,000 Northern Fling Stakes

ERIE, Pa.--Jonathan Sheppard had a pretty spectacular day on Sunday, July 8, when he saddled two winners, including one in a $100,000 stakes plus a second place finisher at Presque Isle race track.

ROSE TREE The 10th Running of The Northern Fling Stakes 07 08 18 R05 PID Finish 1ROSE TREE The 10th Running of The Northern Fling Stakes (Photo by Coady Photography)Steinmetz Equine Holdings LLC's homebred Royal Ruse, ridden by Scott Speith, won the second race on the card, a $13,000 maiden claiming race at one mile.

Then Sheppard saddled his own Auntie Mame, also ridden by Speith, to place second in the third race, a $13,000 claiming race.

In the fifth race, Buttonwood Farm's Rose Tree, ridden by Andrew Wolfsont, won the $100,000 Northern Fling Stakes for registered Pa.- bred fillies and mares, 3 years old and up, at one mile.

Rose Tree, a 4-year-old, was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Rodman Moorhead III, owners of Buttonwood Farm.

Sheppard has kept his mares and foals at Buttonwood Farm for a number of years, and a few years ago the Moorheads, who loved watching the foals playing on their farm, decided it would be fun to have some of their own to watch on their farm.

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Downtown Cowboy wins the Kari Boyes Memorial Stakes

ERIE, Pa.-- Downtown Cowboy, a 6-year-old chestnut gelding, won the $100,000, 5 1/2 furlong Kari Boyes Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle on June 18, beating Rocket Heat by 3/4 lengths.

DOWNTOWN COWBOY The 12th Running of The Karl Boyes Memorial 06 18 18 R06 PID FinishDOWNTOWN COWBOY  (Photo by Coady Photography)Owned by  Judy Meyers, trained by Shane Meyers and ridden by Scott Spieth, Downtown Cowboy, in winning a stakes race for the first time, has now won 13 times, been second twice and third twice from 35 starts.

DOWNTOWN COWBOY The 12th Running of The Karl Boyes Memorial 06 18 18 R06 PID PresentationDowntown Cowboy chased inside from the outset, shifted out for the drive, poked a head in front of Rocket Heat at the sixteenth-pole and edged away under good handling.

Rocket Heat sped clear after an alert beginning, dug in when challenged through the furlong grounds and held on stubbornly, while Colonel Sharp settled in midpack for three furlongs, and rallied outside through the lane for third.

Unique Bella wins $400,000 Beholder, Bernie Houghton trains $100,000 winner at Penn National

Pa-bred Unique Bella won the $400.000, G1 Beholder Mile Stakes at Santa Anita in California on June 2 to boost her earnings to $1,092,400 and her record to eight wins from 11 starts.

Unique Bella La BreaUnique Bella winning the La Brea Stakes last yearOwned by Don Alberto Stable, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Mike Smith, Unique Bella won by 2 1/4 lengths over La Force (Ger), with Paradise Woods, by Union Rags, another 5 1/2 lengths back.

The 4-year-old mare is by Tapit out of Unrivaled Belle, by Unbridled's Song.

Unique Bella, who was bred by Betty Moran's Brushwood Stable in Malvern, Pa., went to the lead leaving the second turn and drew clear under left handed urging.

This was her second win from three starts this year, having won the G2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 10 and then run second to Unbridled Mo in the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicapat Oaklawn Park on April 13 after stumbling at the start and losing ground.

Penn National in Grantville, Pa., carded three $100,000 races for Pa-breds on June 2.

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Md-bred Still Having Fun and Pa-breds Spring Quality and Prince Lucky win on the undercard of Justify's Belmont Stakes win

ELMONT, N.Y.--Still Having Fun, bred in Maryland by Charles and Cynthia McGinnes and Tim Keefe at Thornmar Farm in Chestertown, profited from a speed duel up front to win the G2, $400,000 Woody Stephens as one of the morning line longshots at 15-1.

StillHavingFun WoodyStephens1.PMStill Having Fun wins the Woody Stephens (Photo by Patricia McQueen)Two Pa-breds won,; George Strawbridge's Augustin Stable's Spring Quality, bred by Strawbridge, won the G1, $1million Manhattan Stakes, and Daniel McConnell's Prince Lucky, bred by Daniel McConnell Sr., won the $150,000 Easy Goer listed Stakes.

In the G1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, Justify led every step of the way to become the 13th winner of racing's Triple Crown.

Still Having Fun, by Old Fashioned out of Casual Kiss, by Dehere, comes from a family that was part of the McGinnes' breeding program right from the start, when they first opened Thornmar over 40 years ago.

"We bred Casual Kiss' grand-dam, Foolish Kisses," said Mrs. McGinnes. "She was bought by Dr. Phillip Torsney, who owned Horatius ( a stallion that stood at Thornmar in the 80s). That's going back 40 years.

"Foolish Kisses was the dam of BushelandaPeck, and she was the dam of Casual Kiss. Dr. Torsney was in ill health, so he gave us back Foolish Kisses and BushelandaPeck. BushelandaPeck was unraced because of a bone cyst.

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Dawn Wall wins $50,000 Filly & Mare Stakes at Fair Hill

FAIR HILL, Md.--Entered in the $50,000 Iris Coggins Memorial Filly and Mare Stakes at Fair Hill Races on May 26 as a substitute for trainer Elizabeth Voss' top mare, Sarah Joyce, who is enjoying a short rest period, Dawn Wall, owned by The Field Stable and ridden by Jack Doyle, won the feature by 1/2 length over Willow U with For Goodness Sake (Ire) third.

Dawn Wall after finish Fair HillDawn Wall just after after finish at Fair Hill (Photo by Adrienne Morella)Check mark Stables LLC's Willow U, trained by Richard Valentine and ridden by Shane Crimin led after the last fence, but Dawn Wall charged up through the stretch to just catch Willow U at the wire.

Paddy Young's For Goodness Sake, trained by Young and ridden by Willie McCarthy, who won this race last year, finished another 3/4 lengths back in third.

Dawn Wall got her name because she was born on the same day that the most difficult climb in Yosemite Park, the dawn wall, was finally scaled.

There are close connections, both equine and human, in Dawn Wall's breeding.

She is out of Guelph, who was bred by Voss' mother Mimi and raced by Laddie Merck's The Field Stable.

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Irish War Cry wins, Match series begins, Trigger Warning wins Tom Ridge Stakes

BALTIMORE, Md.--The New Jersey-bred Irish War Cry won the G3 Pimlico Special Stakes on May 18 to run his skein of stakes wins to four.

IrishWarCry PimlicoSpecial1.PMIrish War Cry winning the PimlicoSpecial (Photo by Patricia McQueen)Owned by Isabelle de Tomaso, trained by Graham Motion and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Irish War Cry won by 4 1/2 lengths over WinStar Farm's One Liner.

Irish War Cry's first stakes in was on Dec. 31, 2016 in the  Marylander Stakes at Laurel, followed by a win in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream on Feb. 4, 2017.

After winning the G2 Wood Memorial at Aquesduct on April 8, 2017, there was a great deal of excitement in deTomaso's family, which includes Bambi Glaccum of Unionville, Pa., who is secretary at Plantation Field, prior to his running in the Kentucky Derby, but he ran 10th in that race.

He returned in the G1 Belmont Stakes to run a very good second to Tapwrit but then disappointed in the G1 Haskell that deTomaso, related to Amory Haskell, had wanted to win.

The Pimlico Stakes signaled his return to the winners circle.


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Mark Beecher trained and rode Carnival Cat to win the Preakness Novice Timber at Potomac

SENECA, Md,--Mark Beecher trained and rode David Belt, Jr.'s Carnival Cat to win the $2,500 Preakness Novice Timber race at Potomac Hunt Races on May 20.

Mark Beecher at Winterthur 2018Mark Beecher (file photo)Carnival Cat won by 4 lengths over Armata Stables' Pincer Movement, trained by Stephanie Moore and ridden by Eric Poretz.

Carnival Cat led all the way, turning back challenges by Pincer Movement and Randolph P. Rouse Trust's Willie's Mojo, trained by Donald Bourke and ridden by Paul O'Neill, who finished third.

Beecher also trained and rode Heather Austin's Ray de Light, who lost by a neck to Be Great, owned and trained by Diana Gillam and ridden by Keating in the $7,500 Open Timber.

Ouroboros' Sumo Power, trained by Forest Kelly and ridden by Mackenzie Rosman, led in the 3 1/4 mile race until fading in the last quarter mile to finish third while Be Great and Ray de Light battled to the wire.

Leslie Young saddled two winners at Potomac, including the featured $7,500 Preakness Open Hurdle and the $1,000 Maiden Hurdle.

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Ricky Hendriks wins two at Radnor, including one for his mother Wendy in the feature

MALVERN, Pa.--Ricky Hendriks saddled his mother Wendy's Surprising Soul to win the $50,000, G3 National Hunt Cup at the Radnor Hunt Races on May 19, and then in the next race returned to the winners circle with Rosbrian Farm's Cheers to Us in the $25,000 Overnight Handicap.

Wendy Hendriks at RadnorWendy Hendriks With those two wins, Hendriks moved to the top of the Trainer - Money Won category with $336,650, but he remains behind Jonathan Sheppard in Trainer - Races Won, with 10 wins to Sheppard's 11.

"This is the first time I've led in Money Won," said Hendriks. "I have a great team behind me, and I have great owners."

Eve Ledyard gallops many of Hendriks horses, and Ross Geraghty is the regular jockey on many of his horses.

Surprising Soul, ridden by Geraghty, won by 10 3/4 lengths over Irvin Naylor's Bobabout (Ire), trained by Cyril Murphy and ridden by Daren Nagle.

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Rosbrian's Zanjabeel, trained by Ricky Hendriks, wins $200,000 Iroquois Stakes

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Zanjabeel (GB), who rated beautifully, went to the lead after the last fence in the $200,000, G1 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Stakes and drew away to win the 5 lengths over Modem (GB) and Jamarjo (Ire) in the 3 mile race before a huge crowd on a day that the temperature reached 95 degrees.

With a misting machine and hoes at the finish and misters on the walk back to the stables, all the horses were okay despite the heat..

Zanjabeel over the last fence on the way to winning the IroquoisZanjabeel over the last fence on the way to winning the Iroquois"I just sat there," said Ross Geraghty, who rode him in the Iroquois. "I wanted him to tell me what to do. He's a cool little horse. I was confident."

"This was a very special win," said Hendriks.

The Iroquois brought together the three finalists for last year's Eclipse Award, the Award winner Mr. Hot Stuff, All the Way Jose and Modem.

All the Way Jose, trained by Jonathan Sheppard for Buttonwood Farms, went to the lead late in the race and fell early on the backstretch won.

'He hadn't even started to run," said Sheppard.

Mr. Hot Stuff, trained by Jack Fisher, finished fourth, and Modem, trained by Elizabeth Voss, finished second for the fifth time in a G1 stakes in this country.

The 5-year-old Zanjabeel, owned by George Mahoney's Rosbrian Farm and Benjamin and Wendy Griswold, trained by Ricky Hendriks and ridden by Geraghty, has won twice now for these connections along with placing second in a G1 stakes and second in a G2 stakes.

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Doc Cebu wins featured $35,000 Willowdale Timber race

UNIONVILLE, Pa.-- Doc Cebu won the featured $35,000 Willowdale Steeplechase amateur timber stakes by 2 1/2 lengths over Pured It and Monstaleur on a damp and very chilly day with misty rain and occasional downpours.

Charlie Fenwick Jack Fisher WillowdaleCharlie Fenwick and Jack Fisher on a dark and chilly day at WillowdaleDespite the cold and rain, there was a large and very enthusiastic crowd of spectators, with cars filling virtually every available parking space and kids riding stick horses and playing games.

Doc Cebu, owned by Charles C. Fenwick, Jr., Michael Hankin and Charles Noell, trained by Jack Fisher and ridden by Hadden Frost, also won this race last year.

Armata Stable's Grand Manon, trained by William Meister and ridden by Chris Gracie, went out to a big early lead, but he lost his rider on the second circuit of the three mile race, leaving the lead to Black and Blue Stable's Monstaleur, trained and ridden by Forrest Kelly.

Doc Cebu took command after the horses emerged from the woods at the top of the hill for the last time, and Sycamore Run Farm's Pured It, trained by Katherine Neilson and ridden by Eddie Keating, moved up through the stretch to place second.

"It was a shame Grand Manon lost his rider," said Fenwick. "Doc Cebu jumped well."

When he first started his career as a jumper, Doc Cebu was owned solely by Fenwick, who is also in partnership with Hankin and Noell in Bruton Street-US.

Fenwick said he decided last summer that, seeing as he was in the Bruton Street-US partnership, that Doc Cebu should also be owned in partnership, but that, instead of Bruton Street-US being named as owner, Doc Cebu would run in his name.

"He's a riches to rags to riches story," said Fenwick of the 8-year-old by Hard Spun out of a Jade Hunter mare. "He was very highly thought of as a 2-year-old. "But, racing on the flat, he ended up at Charlestown, exhausted."

That was when Fenwick got him and tried him over fences.

"He's won seven races for us," said Fenwick. "He's a tough customer. He has a lot of personality. I love him, but I don't trust him. He'll bite you, and he might kick you,"

"We tried to fox hunt him, but that didn't do," said Fenwick. "He seems to love this. He tries really hard."

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Richard Valentine wins two, including the G2 Hurdle, at the Virginia Gold Cup

THE PLAINS, Va.--Richard Valentine saddled the winners of two races, including the G2, $75,000 David Semmes Memorial Hurdle Stakes, at the Virginia Gold Cup on May 5.

Magalen O. Bryant's Personal Start, ridden by Barry Foley, won the Hurdle Stakes by 8 1/2 lengths over Virginia Lazenby Racing's Hardrock Eleven, trained by Kate Dalton and riden by Bernie Dalton, and Check Mark Stables LLC's Willow U, ridden by Shane Crimin, won the $45,000 Allowance Hurdle by 1 length over Irvin S. Naylor's Deficit (Ire), trained by Cyril Murphy and ridden by Graham Watters.

Personal Start is a homebred of Mrs. Bryant's," said Valentine. "I've had him since he was a 4-year-old. He won an allowance last fall at Great Meadow, he won a stakes at the Carolina Cup this spring and now he's won his first graded stakes," said Valentine. "This was his third win in a row. He's improving with age. He's a 7-year-old now."

"He's a very nice horse," said Valentine. "He's very forward galloping. We spend a lot of time getting him to relax. He takes a strong rider."

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Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo to win the Winterthur Bowl Open Timber

WINTERTHUR, Del.--It was a family affair as Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo. owned by her half-brother Stewart Strawbridge and ridden by Gerard Galligan, to win the Winterthur Bowl Open Timber at the Winterthur Point-to-Point on May 6.

Sanna Paddy NeilsonSanna Neilson with her father, Paddy after winning the Winterthur BowlAs usual, Winterthur enjoyed a huge number of spectators despite an overcast day that threatened rain that luckily held off until the races were done.

Kings Apollo broke his maiden in a sanctioned race at Winterthur last year, and moved up this year to win the Open race.

"He had an easy race at the Cheshire Point-to-Point," said Neilson. "Then he won at the Fair Hill Point-to-Point. I thought he'd run well today."

Kings Apollo won by 5 3/4 lengths over Upland Partners' Mystic Strike, trained and ridden by Mark Beecher, with Blair Wyatt's Witor, trained by her husband Todd and ridden by Jack Doyle, finishing third in the six horse field.

He ran easily towards the back of the field until the fourth to last fence before making his move and taking the lead at the third to last fence.

"He's a lovely horse," said Neilson, who is co-Master of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds. "I take the field on him."

"He jumped fantastic," said Galligan. "Sanna didn't give me much instructions. I've ridden him in his last three races. He jumped his way into the lead, and when he got in front he was really enjoying it. He's a lovely horse, and Sanna's done a great job with him."

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Jonathan Sheppard wins two in N.C., including the featured Sport of Kings Novice Hurdle with Taper Tantrum

MINERAL SPRINGS, N.C.--Jonathan Sheppard won two races and finished second in a third at the Queens Cup Steeplechase in Mineral Springs on April 28 to continue to lead in both Trainer - Races Won and Trainer - Money Won categories.

jonathonsheppardWillowdaleJonathon Sheppard at Willowdale Steeplechase last year after Codrington College's win thereIn fact, he still leads by three in Races Won, not by two as was reported in a previous story that said Ricky Hendriks had drawn to within two wins of Sheppard.

The National Steeplechase Association had missed one of the races won by Sheppard when the standings were posted on April 30, but corrected its mistake mid-week.

Sheppard saddled Hudson River Farms' Taper Tantrum (Ire), ridden by Darren Nagle, to win the $75,000 Sport of Kings Novice hurdle Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over Mrs. George Ohrstrom's Lachares (Ire), trained by Richard Valentine and ridden by Michael Mitchell.

Ed Sawyer of Albany, N.Y., owns Hudson River Farms, and has been an owner for Sheppard for a number of years, beginning with Nine Pins, and he and Sheppard own two mares together.

Sawyer bought Taper Tantrum at Newmarket last winter for $41,000.

"He's a nice little horse," said Sheppard. "He's small and a little naughty. He's always thinking of something naughty to do, but he's not a bit mean."

"His first time out was at Camden," said Sheppard. "He was a little confused because he was used to running over the English hurdles, which are smaller and easier to brush through. It took him a little while to get used to our hurdles."

"He took the lead two fences out, but another horse came up to him, and they duked it out to the finish. It was a great win, and I'm happy for Ed."

Codrington College won the $15,000 Maiden Timber race for the same connections, winning by 14 1/2 lengths over Caves Farm's Western Exchange, trained by William Dowling and ridden by Mark Beecher.

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Senior Senator wins his second Maryland Hunt Cup, and loved the run the whole way

GLYNDON, Md.--Senior Senator, ridden by his regular jockey, Eric Poretz, led virtually every step of the way in the $100,000 Maryland Hunt Cup on April 28 to out-finish Joshua G by five lengths, and he ran the entire race with his ears pricked.

Senior Senator in 2018 H CSenior Senator leadingYou occasionally see a racehorse that is winning by open lengths and is being eased by his jockey begin to prick his ears near the finish line, but to see one run an entire race with his ears pricked is pretty amazing.

His trainer Joe Davies says he loves to run and jump, and from his attitude in the Hunt Cup, that certainly seems true.

He loves to jump so much that he regularly jumps out of his paddock, not to get away but just to jump, says Davies, who, just a week after the Hunt Cup was in France with his son Teddy and Tommy Fenwick for a Pony Steeplechase, bringing along the younger generation that will be the backboneof the Hunt Cup in a few years.

And what is even more remarkable is that Senior Senator recovered from a severe injury suffered in a fall at the third fence at the Hunt Cup last year, and he came back an even better horse and still loving to run and jump.

Senior Senator had won the Grand National the week before, but Davies said after the race he wasn't sure whether he'd run Irvin S. Crawford's 8-year-old gelding in the Hunt Cup.

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Ricky Hendriks wins 3 at Foxfield Spring Races

CHARLETTESVILLE, Va.--Ricky Hendriks saddled three of the five winners at the Foxfield Spring Races on April 28, including the winner of the featured allowance race, to move within two races of Jonathan Sheppard in the Trainer - Races Won category.

Ricky Hendriks Eve Ledyard smile togetherRicky Hendriks and Eve Ledyard smile together over their victoryHis first win came in the $20,000 Filly & Mare Maiden Hurdle with Eve Ledyard's Quarla, ridden by Ross Geraghty, who won by a neck over Mike Dalton's Etched in Time, trained by Lilith Boucher and ridden by Gerard Galligan.

"We've had Quarla for about a year and a half," said Hendriks. "She won a point-to-point race at Warrenton last year, and then she got bitten by a spider on her hind leg. The leg blew up. It was really bad."

With that injury, Quarla was out for about a year.

"She ran third in her first race this year, a flat race at the Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point, and Foxfield was her first start under rules (a race sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association)," said Hendriks.

Both of Hendriks' next two wins were for George Mahoney's Rosbrian Farm.

Officer Sydney (Ire), ridden by Geraghty, won the $30,000 Allowance Optional Claiming Hurdle by 2 lengths over Irvin Naylor's Lake Champlain, trained by Cyril Murphy and ridden by Graham Watters.

"He's a 7-year-old," said Hendriks, but he's had problems. There have been long gaps between his races. He only ran once last year, and won once. He ran at Atlanta earlier this year and was second. We bought him in Ireland."

Cheers to Us won the $15,000 Maiden Claiming for Hendriks and Rosbrian Farms, ridden again by Geraghty, beating Riverdee Stable's Ebullience, trained by Jonathan Sheppard and ridden by Galligan, by 5 lengths.

"We bought Cheers to Us this winter from a friend of mine," said Hendriks. "He won at Cheshire Point-to-Point and then finished second at Atlanta."

Naylor, Murphy and Watters teamed up to win the $30,000 Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle by 1 1/2 lengths over Christine Murphy's Foxhall Drive, trained by Jimmy Day and ridden by Paul O'Neill.

Holiday Mpusse, owned by William Russell, trained by Neil Morris and ridden by Barry Foley, won the $20,000 Condition Claiming Hurdle by 4 1/4 lengths over Sara Collette's Balistes, trrained by Morris and ridden by Shane Crimin.



Joe Davies swept the board at the Grand National Steeplechase, winning all three races including the featured Grand National

BUTLER, Md.--Joseph Davies saddled 2016 Maryland Hunt Cup winner Senior Senator, ridden by Eric Poretz, to win the featured $50,000 Grand National Amateur Timber Stakes at the Grand National Steeplechase on April 21, and followed that up with wins in the next two races.

senior senator last fence G NSenior Senator "It was a good day," said Davies.

Senior Senator is nominated for the Maryland Hunt Cup on April 28, but Davies said that he hadn't decided yet if they were going to run him back.

"He had an amazing run yesterday," said Davies on Sunday about Senior Senator's race at the Grand National.

Senior Senator has a history of acting up before a race, often having been permitted to actually saddle outside of the paddock, away from the other horses.

"Some horses freeze before a race," said Davies, who said that wasn't the case with Senior Senator. "He's just exuberant. He wants to get on with it. Just getting him to a race requires expertise and a number of people to tack him up. It can be dangerous."

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  1. Favorites beaten in two stakes Middleburg, while Kathy Neilson saddled Super Saturday to win the Timber Stakes
  2. Sean McDermott rides the Block House winner, Sheppard extends his lead in Trainer, Races Won
  3. Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo to win the Open Timber at the Fair Hill Point-to-Point
  4. Zanclus, ridden by Daren Nagle, run-away winner of the My Lady's Manor Timber Stakes
  5. Ricky Hendriks trained two winners at the Georgia Steeplechase
  6. Mark Beecher rode Ebanour to win the Open Timber at Elkridge-Harford
  7. Correction - Jimmy Day of Berryville, Va., trained winners at Old Dominion
  8. Pa-bred Army Mule an impressive winner of the G1 Carter Handicap
  9. Jimmy Day trained the winners of both the Open Hurdle and Foxhunter timber at Old Dominion
  10. Balance the Budget wins G1 Colonial Cup
  11. Eric Poretz wins two at Green Spring Valley Point-to-Point, including the Open Timber
  12. Vintage Vinnie and Grand Manon big winners at Brandywine Point-to-Point
  13. Doug Fout saddled four winners a Orange County Point-to-Point
  14. Jonathan Sheppard wins 3, including the featured Imperial Cup Hurdle, at Aiken Spring Steeplechase
  15. Hendriks family big winners at Cheshire Point-to-Point
  16. Todd Wyatt trains three winners at Piedmont Point-to-Point
  17. Ricky Hendriks opens 2018 seson with a win in the Open Hurdle at the Warrenton Point-to-Point
  18. Joe Davies' Elkridge Harford team wins the Foxhall Farm Cup team race
  19. EQB purchase aims for Ky. Derby & MATCH Series of regional racing to resume
  20. Crabcakes named Maryland's Champion 3-Year-Old Filly and Champion Sprinter
  21. Unique Bella wins G2 Santa Maria Stakes by 9 lengths
  22. How to bet on Cheltenham Races in Great Britain
  23. Eclipse winner Scorpiancer had rough beginning to his career
  24. Eclipse Award winner, Pa.-bred Unique Bella
  25. Jack Fisher takes NSA Leading Steeplechase Trainer title, Mr. Hot Stuff wins Lonesome Glory Award
  26. Pa-bred Unique Bella wore down Paradise Woods to win the G1 La Brea Stakes
  27. Favorites are losers at Del Mar Breeder's Cup
  28. Ebanour wins the Pa. Hunt Cup for 2nd year in a row
  29. Jack Fisher uncatchable as NSA Leading Trainer
  30. Mr. Hot Stuff wins Grand National, throwing the race for the Eclipse Award even wider open
  31. All the Way Jose wins the Lonesome Glory, throws race to Eclipse Award wide open
  32. Free Drop Billy wins Futurity - Union Rags has two qualified for the Breeders Cup
  33. Page McKenny wins the $100,000 Roanoke Stakes, goes over $1.5 million in earnings
  34. Diplomat wins N.Y. Turf Writers to lead in race for Eclipse Award
  35. Oldzfourfortytwo wins the $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes at Presque Isle
  36. West Coast wins G1 Pa. Derby, making a strong argument to be Eclipse 3 y.o. champ
  37. Union Rags' get continue to win, two placed in Stakes
  38. Bernie Houghton has second stakes winner at Presque Isle
  39. NSA rule banning apprentice riders at Saratoga roils steeplechase world
  40. Swansea Mile wins G1 Smithwick Stakes, Show Court takes the Novice Stakes
  41. Imply, trained by Bernie Houghton, won the Northern Fling Stakes to become a multiple stakes winning mare
  42. Sheppard's Parx winner has him anticipating Saratoga
  43. Miss Inclusive and Eighth Wonder named co-winners of 2016 Parx Oaks
  44. Successful June stakes day at Penn National overshadowed by Rojas drug trial
  45. N.J-bred Irish War Cry second in the Belmont, Mor Spirit wins $1.2 million Metropolitan
  46. Amy Rowe’s For Goodness Sake and Buttonwood Farm’s All The Way Jose won featured races at Fair Hill Spring meet
  47. 2 Pa-breds win on undercards of Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness
  48. Orchestra Leader and Winter House win at High Hope
  49. Hendriks-trained Mystic Strike wins Radnor Hunt Cup
  50. Fenwick’s Doc Cebu wins Willowdale Steeplechase Stakes
  51. Jack Fisher wins three, including $200,000 Stakes, at Iroquois
  52. Neilson sisters and Cyril Murphy saddle winners at Winterthur
  53. Ebanour wins Gold Cup for second consecutive year
  54. Union Rags' get on Oaks and Derby days
  55. Sheppard wins three of four races at Atlanta, Hendriks wins two more for his Mother, Wendy, Lord Shanakill’s son sets course record
  56. Air Maggy, McLane Hendriks win Va. p-to-p championships
  57. Photo Gallery from Maryland Hunt Cup, 2017
  58. Derwins Prospector wins Maryland Hunt Cup in two-horse duel
  59. Pa-bred winners include Page McKinney, Discreet Senorita and Rose Tree
  60. Hendriks saddled three winners at Aiken, Sheppard had winners at Charleston and Carolina Cup
  61. Fair Hill point-to-Point crowned Joshua G Overall champion in the Delaware Valley Point-to-Point series
  62. Lemony Bay wins My Lady’s Manor, giving Jack Fisher two wins for the day.
  63. Eventing star wins first time out in timber race at Brandywine Hills
  64. Md. Hunt Cup winner Senior Senator wins at Elkridge-Harford In prep for this year’s Hunt Cup
  65. Sheppard, Brion, Neilson and Valentine successful in Maryland and Virginia Point-to-Points
  66. 2 turns may be next for hot Union Rags filly Tequilita
  67. Kathy Neilson to defend her Leading Trainer title at DelVal Point-to-Points
  68. Sheppard still breaking records after 50 years

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  • February - Winter Essentials, Barns & Equipment, Photo Contest

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