Gift Guide 2019 click here!   Trailers click here!   Directory of Services click here!

Join Our Mailing List!

Sign up to get interesting news
delivered FREE to your inbox.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bernie Houghton saddled a 2 y.o. Stakes winner and then three in one night

LAUREL, Md.--Bernie Houghton had a very good week, starting Oct. 19 with a 2-year-old Stakes win and culminating on Oct. 25 with three wins in one night, two of them for family.

OurnationonparadeOurnationonparade winning the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery StakesReeves Thoroughbred Racing's Ournationonparade won the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery Stakes for 2 year olds at 6 furlongs by 3 3/4 lengths over a field of 10 on Oct. 19.

By Call Nation out of a Leading the Parade mare, Ournationonparade was bred by John E. Williamson III and finished second for Williamson in his first start in a maiden special weight at Laurel on Sept. 8.

"He ran real green there," said Houghton."He was looking at the stands. But he caught the eye of Dean Reeves, who bought him right after that race. He kept him with me and said to train him towards the Maryland Million."

 

"WE HAVEN'T decided where he's going to go next," said Houghton. "There's a couple of stakes later in the year, and maybe stretch him out a bit."

"It was a good day," said Houghton. "There were pony races between the races, and my son Thomas won the Small Pony Race on Lickety Split, the pony he won the Delaware Valley Point-to-Points on."

Houghton began his three race winning streak at Penn National on Oct. 25 with a win by his own Beyond the Bend, co-owned and bred by his W. M. T. Stable and his mother, Betsy Houghton's Sylmar Farm.

Beyond the Bend, by Jump Start, won his second start by 2 lengths in the $27,100 Maiden Special Weight at 6 furlongs for Pa-bred 2 year olds.

"I don't know where he's going to run next, possibly in the Nursery Stakes in November," said Houghton.

Houghton next saddled Edward J. Madden's homebred My Devils Child to win a $20,670 Maiden Claiming race for 2 year olds at 5 1/2 furlongs by 2 lengths in his second start.

"Ed worked for Michael Matz," said Houghton. "He's retired now. He helps me with my kids at horse shows. My kids love him. It's nice his homebred won."

Houghton's third win of the night came with his sister-in-law, Melissa Houghton's Messy Baker, who won a $10,800, 1 1/16 mile Claiming race for 3 year olds that have never won two races.

"Melissa's grandmother does a lot of baking," said Houghton of the name Messy Baker. "Melissa's always baking cakes, too."

Pa-bred Messy Baker, bred by Melissa, has now won twice with two seconds and two thirds from 10 starts.

Houghton also won a $16,400 Claiming race at 1 1/16 miles for 3 year olds and up that have never won four races with Ronald Dewolf's Pa-bred homebred Bolt Brotherhood on Oct. 19 at Penn National.

Bolt Brotherhood won after Midnight Act was disqualified for bumping him in the stretch.

"I've had Bolt Brotherhood since he was a 2-year-old," said Houghton of the 4-year-old that has now won four times with two seconds and six thirds from 19 starts.

Michael Matz saddled Charles K. Marquis and John T. Behrendt's Global Ambition to win  $45,000, 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight for 2-year-old fillies at Parx on Oct. 19.

Global Ambition won her first start ever by 6 3/4 lengths over a field of seven.

 

The Horse of Delaware Valley

Editor: Sara Cavanagh
editor@thehorseofdelawarevalley.com
610-793-1964

Advertising Director: Ginny Jenkins
advertising@thehorseofdelawarevalley.com
610-873-4042

Marketing Manager: Heather Bradway
484-639-7000

 Since 1980

facebook200

Monthly Advertising Themes

Monthly Themes Are Back!

  • March
    Spring & Summer Competitions, Barns & Equipment
  • April
    All Natural Products & Services, Spring & Summer Competitions
  • May
    Devon Horse Show, All Natural Products & Services, Equine Vets & Caregivers
  • June
    Pets & Pet Supplies, Pest Control & Footing & Fencing
  • July
    Pets & Pet Supplies, Pest Control & Footing & Fencing, Equine Education & Colleges
  • August
    Show Previews, Equine Education & Colleges, Equine Insurance, Legal & Accounting
  • September
    Show Previews, Equine Artists/Photographers & Galleries, Equine Insurance, Legal, & Accounting
  • October
    Trailers & Equine Transportation, Equine Artists/Photographers & Galleries, Me & My Horse
  • November
    Holiday Gift Guide, Trailers, Real Estate, Me & My Horse
  • December
    Stallions/Breeding & Gift Guide
  • January
    Stallions & Breeding, Photo Contest
  • February
    Barns & Equipment, Photo Contest

Click here for more Information.

HODV27 SignUp 200x200

Holiday Gift Guide PROMO Ad
HODV Special Events Promo Ad