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Friday, September 29, 2023


Motion has 3 Stakes wins, Matz, Merryman, Brion and Fisher have winners

NEW KENT, Va.--Graham Motion saddled Tok Tok to win a $125,000 Stakes in only his second start.

Tok Tok Coady PhotographyTok Tok winning at Colonial Downs (Photo by Coady Photography)Wertheimer and Frere's homebred Tok Tok, by Quality Road, won the $125,000,, 1 1/16 mile Kitten's Joy Stakes on the turf by 1 1/4 lengths at Colonial Downs on Sept. 9.

This was only the 2-year-old colt's second start after winning  a Maiden Special Weight race, also at Colonial Downs, on July 27.

Running third in the early going, Tok Tok went three wide on the turn, hit the front one furlong from home and continued on to win under a drive.

Also on Sept.9, Gary Broad's Vergara won the G3, $1 Million, 1 5/16 mile Aristocrat Ladies Marathon Stakes for fillies and mares 3 and up on the turf by 3/4 lengths at Kentucky Downs.

This was Vergara's third Stakes win and first graded stakes win after also placing previously second and third in graded stakes.

Vergara now has four wins, two seconds and three thirds from 13 starts with earnings of $1,102,213.

Wertheimer and Frere had a second homebred stakes winner with Serifos, a 4-year-old gelding who won the $100,000, 11/2 mile Precious Passion Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths at Monmouth Park on Sept. 10.

This was Serifos third win and first stakes win from 14 starts, with also three seconds and one third.

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Arch Kingsley had the top three horses in the G1 Lonesome Glory Stakes, winning with Merry Maker

OZONE PARK,, N.Y.--Arch Kingsley swept the board in the $150,000, G1 2 1/2 mile Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes, saddling the first, second and third placed horses to beat the heavy favorite Snap Decision.

Merry Maker Parker Hendriks defeat LImperator in Lonesome Glory 5Merry Maker, ridden by Parker Hendriks, defeated LImperator in Lonesome Glory (Photo by Tod Marks)Hurricana Farm's Merry Maker (Ire), ridden by Parker Hendriks, closed strongly to beat Hudson River Farm's L'Imperator (Fr), ridden by Sephen Mulqueen, by 1/2length, with Richard Colton and Stella Thayer's Barbados third.

 Snap Decision, who was giving 20 pounds to Merry Maker and I'Imperator, finished fourth after leading until the final turn.

Snap had been hard pressed by Restitution and L'Imperator throughout the race.

City Dreamer, Proven Innocent and Restitution rounded out the order of finish.

Merry Maker ran last of the seven entries until the final turn, when he unleashed a powerful run that swept him into the lead as he neared the wire.

Hendriks, 18, stood up in triumph, waving his crop, as they crossed the line, celebrating his first G1 win.

He had been National Steeplechase Leading Rider, Races Won and Money Won, last year, but suffered a concussion and this was his first win after that.

"Parker was out back, doing less than anyone else," said Joe Clancy, one of the television commentators, adding that Snap Decision had been pressed into doing more than he'd wanted throughout the race and came up empty in the stretch.

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Snap Decision carries high weight against seven rivals in the G1 Lonesome Glory Handicap

OZONE PARK, N.Y.--Bruton Street-US, owner of Snap Decision, trained by Hall of Famer Jack Fisher, hopes the third time will be the charm in the G1, $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap on Thursday, Sept. 14, a 2 1/2-mile steeplechase on Opening Day of the Belmont at the Big A fall meet.

Snap Decision leads over last in Gwathmey 1Snap Decision leads over last in this year's Temple Gwathmey (Photo by Tod Marks)There are eight horses entered, but only three trainers, Fisher, who has three, Arch Kingsley who has four, and Keri Brion with one.

Snap is giving 20 pounds to four of the other horses and 22 pounds to the other three,

The 9-year-old Hard Spun gelding has finished second as the favorite in the last two runnings of the Lonesome Glory, beaten 2 lengths by The Mean Queen in 2021 after a more than two-month layoff, and 9 lengths behind Noah And The Ark last year in his fifth start of a six-race campaign.

“I was disappointed with last year's effort, but the year before that, that was fine,” Fisher said. “Last year, I think it told us we were over the top there. So, I think coming in with a fresh horse we should be good.”

The popular bay has a formidable steeplechase record of 20 starts with 12 wins and 7 seconds that includes G1 wins in the three-mile Iroquois, in 2021and 2022 and last year’s 2 3/8-mile Jonathan Sheppard at Saratoga that he won by 13 1/4-lengths in a powerful performance.

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Kathy Neilson saddled Bercasa to win the $100,000 Life's Illusion Hurdle Stakes Stakes

NEW KENT, Va.--In a closely fought final few furlongs, Irv Naylor's Bercasa (Ire) closed steadily to win by a neck in the $100,000, 2 1/4 mile Life's Illusion Hurdle Stakes for fillies and mares at Colonial Downs on Sept. 8..

Bercasa Coady PhotographyBercasa winning the Life's Illusion Stakes (Photo by  Coady Photography)Trained by Kathy Neilson and ridden be Gerard Galligan, Bercasa now has two wins and a third in stakes this year.

"She won at Iroquois after two years off from racing," said Neilson. "She had a foal, a baby boy. He was born on my Dad's birthday, so we named him Leaping Louis. He'll be 1 in January."

Neilson's father, Louis (Paddy) Neilson was a top steeplechase rider and trainer.

"I thought she'd run well," said Neilson. "Her coat was really rich, and she's been training well, so I was pretty optimistic that she'd run well. But I was worried, because she was giving 12 pounds to some pretty good horses."

"I thought Gerard should keep her back early in the race, but she started off too strong. Then she made a mistake at the fourth fence and got shuffled back to last. She looked like she was completely off the bridle."

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Houghton and Motion have multiple winners, while Jenkins, Matz, Hendriks and Kingsley have winners

GRANTVILLE, Pa.--Bernie Houghton had four winners, including two of them on Sept. 6.

Our AndrewB Bill DenverOur Andrew B (Photo by Bill Denver)"We've been on a roll the past couple of weeks," said Houghton.

Harry Hoglander's Our Andrew B won the first race at Penn National on Wednesday evening, Sept. 6.

Our Andrew B won a $20,261, 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race for 2 year olds by 4 1/2 lengths after finishing fourth and sixth in maiden special weight races in August.

"Harry is a nice guy who has had horses with us for a while,"said Houghton. "We just dropped Our Andrew B in a claiming race to get a win for him."

in the seventh race the same night, Robin Perry's homebred Rightoffthebench won a $13,600, 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race for fillies and mares 3 years and up by 2 lengths.

"Robin is my sister's horse," said Houghton. "I had been trying to find a longer race for her, but couldn't, so put her in there. She got claimed.I hadn't wanted to lose her, but that's what happens when you put a horse in a claiming race."

Houghton was also third in Rightooffthe bench's race with his own homebred, Madison County.

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Richard Valentine saddled Master McGrath to win at Colonial, Riverdee had another well-bred winner

NEW KENT, Va.--Richard Valentine saddled Master McGrath to win the $40,000, 2 1/4 mile Maiden Special Weight Hurdle at Colonial Downs on Friday, Aug. 25.

Master McGrath Coady PhotographyMaster McGrath (Photo by Coady Photography)Master McGrath, owned by Michael Byrne's Park Stud and ridden by Harry Beswick, ran fourth, then moved up to third in the four horse field before moving up on the final turn and slowly gaining on Beowulf, trained by Willy Dowling, then edging away to win by 2 lengths with Beowulf second, finishing in 4:08 1/5.

Master McGrath had run 11 times on the flat, mostly at Woodbine in Canada, with a maiden claiming win and a third in an allowance.

He had run twice inn recognized hurdle races, being pulled up each time, before winning at Colonial.

"He ran second twice in point-to-points, at Old Dominion and Middleburg," said Valentine. "Then I ran him back too quickly at Great Meadow and Malvern in May, but he was too soft."

"Today was a soft spot,so it was a great spot for him to get confidence," said Valentine. "I'm not sure where he'll race next. I have to talk to his owner. This was his first jump winner. He's from Kilkenny and is a great friend of Willie Mullins, so he's a jump guy. But he''d never had a North American jump winner before."

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Awakened won the G1 Jonathan Sheppard, giving Jack Fisher his second straight win in the race

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--The beautifully bred Awakened lived up to his breeding and won the G1, $150,000, 2 3/8 mile Jonathan Sheppard Handicap on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Awakened defeats Jimmy P in Sheppard 5Awakened defeats Jimmy P in the Sheppard (Photo by Tod Marks)Riverdee Stable and Ten Strike Racing's Awakened, trained by Jack Fisher and ridden by Tom Garner, won by 1 length over Jimmy P, trained by Keri Brion,, with McTigue, trained by Cyril Murphy, third.

Awakened settled well off the pace set by West Newton, who led until the final turn. with Noah And The Ark, Jimmy P and L'Impertore close behind.

Awakened made up ground entering the stretch under steady urging from Garner, taking command to the inside of Jimmy P passing the eighth pole with McTigue gaining on Jimmy P,  but Awakened prevailed, finishing in 4:32.51.

Merry Maker finished fourth another seven lengths back,followed by L’Imperator, Redicean, Caramelised, Noah And The Ark, West Newton and Theocrat.

"He's always been a nice horse," said Fisher. "Having the Kiser under his belt helped him, and so did the added distance."

The Kiser was run at 2 1/16 miles, while the Sheppard was 2 3/8 miles.

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PA Day at the Races ran a hugely successful, well filled card of 13 races,including seven $100,000 races

BENSALEM,, Pa.--A hugely successful PA Day at the Races featured seven $100,000 races, all of which were well filled with between six and 14 entries.

Witty Equi PhotoTalented Man just beats Witty in the Marshall Jenney Handicap (Photo by Equi Photo)All of the entries on the 13 race card had to be Pa-breds, but seven were also sired by stallions standing in Pennsylvania while two were sired by stallions standing in Maryland.

In the seven $100,000 races, three of the seven winners were sired by stallions standing in Pennsylvania, while a forth was sired by a stallion standing in Maryland.

Of the remaining six maiden and allowance races, four of the winners were sired in Pennsylvania with a fifth sired in Maryland.

Talent Search, standing at Diamond B Farms in Mohrsville, Pa., sired Talented Man, bred and trained by Michael Moore, who just held on to beat owner and breeder Liz Merryman's Witty, sired by Great Nation, who stands at Northview Farm in Chesapeake City, Md., in the Marshall Jenney Handicap at 5 furlongs on the turf.

Before the race, Merryman said the 5 furlong distance was not favorite Witty's best distance.

"It's a little short for him, it's not his best distance," said Merryman."Witty needs some time to get his legs under him."

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The Houghtons made it a family affair in winning a Stakes at Penn National

GRANTVILLE,Pa.--It doesn't get much better than this - a mother and son own a mare together, breed her and race her daughter in ownership together and, with the son training, win a stakes race.

Ssimply Stated Bill DenverSimply Stated winning the Penn Ladies Dash Stakes (Photo by Bill Denver)The Houghtons made it a family affair when Simply Stated, bred by Bernie Houghton's WMT Stables and Betsy Houghton's Sylmar Farm, foaled and raised at Sylmar in Christiana, Pa., owned by Betsy and Bernie and trained by Bernie, won the $50,000, 6 furlong Penn Ladies Dash Stakes by a neck at Penn National on Aug. 18.

"She's a nice filly," said Bernie. "I had to find a prep race race for her, so I found an allowance race. I told the jock, `Just take care of her. She has a stake in 10 days.' The plan was to run her right back in this stake.  David Cora just sat on her in the allowance, but she went to the front and won easily."

"I was nervous about this Stakes race, because she's only a 3-year-old, and she was running against older fillies," said Bernie. "I'm going to give her some time now, as she had two races in 10 days. It's hard to find a race for her."

"We own the mare, Sharp and Sassy, together," said Betsy. "We lost her second foal, Beyond the Bend, to a claim, but he's still running and doing good. We have a 2-year-old, half brother of Simply Stated and the mare is in foal now."

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Noah And The Ark is high weight in the G1 Jonathan Sheppard, but L'Imperator and McTigue are the ones to watch

 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Keystone Thoroughbreds’ graded stakes-winner Noah And The Ark will carry the high weight of 158 pounds as he attempts to win a second G1 race in Wednesday’s $150,000 Jonathan Sheppard, a 2 3/8-mile hurdle race at Saratoga Race Course.

LImperator leads Beat Le Bon to wire in 1stL'Imperator leads Beat Le Bon to the wire in an Allowance at Sarstoga (Photo by Tod Marks)Noah And The Ark is listed number on on National Steeplechase's Official Ratings, but he hasn't run well since winning the Lonesome Glory last year.

But L'Imperator, trained by Arch Kingsley, and McTigue, trained by Cyril Murphy, have both won impressively in their most recent races, and both finished in faster times over the same course at Saratoga than Belfast Banter did in the G1 Smithwick, where Noah And The Ark finished fourth, beaten 13 1/2 lengths.

Hudson River Farms' L’Imperator, to be ridden for the first time by Parker Hendriks while carrying 148 pounds, was a graded stakes winner on the flat and will be trying to win his first graded race over hurdles as one of two entrants for Kingsley, who also sends out Merry Maker, ridden by Graham Watters, with 144 pounds.

L’Imperator enters from an impressive allowance win on July 26 at the Spa where he had his first triumph against winners over hurdles in a 2 1/16-mile race.

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Mark Beecher and Arch Kingsley saddled Maiden winners at Colonial

Aftermath jumping Coady PhotographyAftermath, fourth on the left, over a fence in the stretch first time around (Photo by Coady Photography)Mark Beecher and Arch Kingsley saddled winners of the two $40,000, 2 1/4 mile Maiden Special Weight races at Colonial Downs on Friday, Aug. 18.

Daniel Baker's Aftermath, trained by Beecher and ridden by Graham Watters, won the first race, the Four-Year-Old Maiden hurdle by 1 1/4 lengths over Tiger to Remember, trained by Kate Dalton, and Active Duty, trained by William Dowling, finishing in 4:08.33.

Aftermath raced mid-pack in in a tightly bunched field, moved up on the turn and went clear in the stretch for the win.

"He's a really nice, big, raw type 4-year-old," said Beecher. "I liked his breeding. He's by Arrogate out of an Afleet Alex mare. I claimed him at Laurel last year, and then we gave him time. We ran him in a point-to-point, then he was fourth in a maiden race at the Queen's Cup. We let him freshen up before this race."

"We'll probably only run him twice more this year, due to the fact that he's only 4" said Beecher. "Maybe he'll run in the allowance at Shawan. I like him. He's nearly 17-hands and needs to fill out."

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Cyril Murphy saddles another winner, Gold Charm in a Colonial Stakes

NEW KENT, Va.--Cyril Murphy is certainly on a roll, saddling Gold Charm (Ire) to win the $75,000, 2 1/4 mile Randolph D. Rouse Filly and Mare Hurdle Stakes at Colonial Downs on Friday,Aug. 11.

Cyril MurphyCyril MurphyThat followed his training two stakes winners at Saratoga, McTigue in the Kiser Novice Stakes and Belfast Banter in the G1 Smithwick.

All three are owned by Irv Naylor.

Gold Charm, ridden by Harry Beswick, ran last in the seven horse field until beginning to make her move at the second to last fence on the backside, catching Cainudothetwist in the stretch and going on to win by three lengths in 4:02.57.

Cainudothetwist, trained by Arch Kingsley, was second with Bercasa (Ire), trained by Kathy Neilson third.

"You never get tired of winning," said Murphy. "You don't win anything for a while and then all of a sudden they come in droves."

Gold Charm, a 4-year-old, ran in handicaps in England in 2021 and 2022, placing fairly consistently but without a win.

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Arch Kingsley won a flat race, which was meant to be just a prep race, with Cainuothetwist

NEW KENT, Va.--Arch Kingsley won another race, but his time on the flat with Cainudothetwist at Colonial Downs on Aug. 3.

CainudothetwistCoady PhotographyCainudothetwist winning at Colonial (Photo by Coady Photography)"I was sitting on the tarmac in an airplane headed for Ireland when I heard she'd won," said Kingsley. "I love that mare, and we own her now."

Cainudothetwistwon a $44,000, 1 1/8 mile Maiden Claiming race on the turf by 3/4 length.

"We put her in that as a prep race for the Randy Rouse steeplechase at Colonial in eight days," said Kingsley. "It was meant to be just a gallop around as a prep. She did a little better than that."

"I was on my way to Ireland where Taylor is riding Sunday at Galway," he said. "She's riding Chef d'Etat, the horse she won on over there before. She's riding in an amateur flat race for Shark Hanlon."

Kingsley had a horse entered in one of the steeplechase races at Colonial on Aug. 4, but those races wee cancelled after heavy rains soaked the turf course.

KERI BRION, another steeplechase trainer, also won a flat race, saddling Steinmetz Equine Holdings Urban Myth to win a $38,500, 1 1/4 mile Allowance race by a nose at Delaware Park on July 21.

Although better known as a steeplechase trainer, Brion has said she wants to follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Sheppard, for whom she was assistant trainer before going out on her own,

Sheppard had a top group of flat horses, including Eclipse Award winners, on the flat as well as over fences.

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Cyril Murphy saddled his second Saratoga winner, McTigue in the Kiser Novice Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Cyril Murphy saddled McTigue to win the $75,000, 2 1/16 mile Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths at Saratoga on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

McTigue Gerard Galligan win Kiser 8McTigue ridden by Gerard Galligan on his way to winning the Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes (Photo by Tod Marks)Owned by Irv Naylor and ridden by Gerard Galligan, McTigue ran third behind Caramelised, trained by Leslie Young, and Realist, trained by Ricky Hendriks, who set a fast pace while battling each other for the lead.

Galligan on McTigue passed a tired Realist, who was eventually pulled up, on the backside and began to make a move after the last fence, pulling even with a tiring Caramelised on the turn and went on to win.

Awakened, trained by Jack Fisher was second, with Merry Maker and Barbados, both trained by Arch Kingsley, third and fourth respectively.

Galligan was a catch ride after Barry Foley was injured in a fall while schooling a horse in Virginia.

"I've had McTigue since the middle of April," said Murphy. "He won the Speedy Smithwick Memorial Stakes at the Gold Cup after Hoffman was disqualified. He had nice form in Europe where he was a graded stakes winner in France. He was then sent to race in Ireland and England. He didn't like the winter going in England, so we got the opportunty to buy him."

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Eight to compete in the Kiser Novice Hurdle at Saratoga on Wednesday

Reprintedfrom The National Steeplechae Association

By Tod Marks


The National Steeplechase Association’s summer season continues this week with four hurdle races, three from Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., and the $75,000 Jonathan Kiser novice stakes at Saratoga.

caramelisedCaramelised on his way to winning the Carolina Cup Hurdle Stakes. (Photo by Tod Marks)At Saratoga on Wednesday, a highly competitive field of eight is expected to face NYRA starter Hector Soler in the Kiser, at 2 1/16th miles.

Leading trainer Leslie Young saddles Sharon Sheppard and Gil Johnston’s Caramelised (ridden by Robbie Dunne) and Potter Group USA and Yorton Racing’s Solomoon (Corey McGivern).

Caramelised, a 5-year-old British-bred, made a sensational U.S. debut in the Carolina Cup, coming from behind with a powerful late kick after the final fence to overtake stakes winner Welshman.

In his only other 2023 start, he weakened to finish a distant third to Freddy Flintshire in the Queen’s Cup in April.

Solomoon, a 4-year-old also bred in Great Britain, has one weight-for-age hurdle victory in four career starts.

He was pulled up in his only NSA start, a 120 handicap at the Iroquois races.

“He is a lovely little horse who has been training well,” Young said of Solomoon. “We thought we’d give him a shot in the novice and see if we can pick up a piece of it.”

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L'Imperator won the $70,000 Allowance at Saratoga easily and impressively

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Arch Kinglsley saddled L'Imperator to win the $70,000, 2 1/16 mile Allowance Hurdle by 8 3/4 lengths at Saratoga on Wednesday, July 26.

LImperator leads Beat Le Bon to wire in 1stEarly in the stretch, L'Imperator leads Beat Le Bon to the wire in Saratoga (Photo by Tod Marks)Hudson River Farms' L'Imperator, ridden by Steve Mulholland, ran well off the pace set by Beat Le Bon, trained by Jack Fisher, began to move after the last fence on the backstretch, caught Beat Le Bon on the turn and drew away to win easily.

Beat Le Bon was second and Hoffman, trained by Leslie Young, was third, another 13 3/4 lengths further back.

Not only did L'Imperator win, but he finished in 3:47.42, a little over six seconds faster than the time set by Belfast Banter in winning the G1 Smithwick.

"I think he's a good horse," said Kingsley, which might turn out to be a pretty big understatement.

Kingsley said he's now aiming L'Imperator for the G1 Jonathan Sheppard on Aug. 16 at Saratoga.

Kingsley and Ed Swyer, owner of Hudson River Farms, teamed up to win the Sheppard when it was known as the N.Y. Turfwriters as jockey and owner when Nine Pins, trained by Sheppard, won.

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  1. Go Poke the Bear wins at Colonial, Leslie Young extends her Trainer Won lead
  2. Belfast Banter won the G1 A. P. Smithwick over Historic Heart and Freddy Flintshire
  3. Arch Kingsley saddled Cibolian to win the summer season's first hurdle race at Colonial Downs
  4. Fisher and Brion each saddle two in search of G1 A.P. Smithwick score
  5. Graham Motion had 8 winners, including a G3 Stakes win, and Houghton, Matz and McLane Hendriks also had winners
  6. Graham Motion, Bernie Houghton and McLane Hendriks have two winners each
  7. Michael Matz had four winners, Motion and Houghton had winners
  8. Taylor Kingsley won a bumper race in Ireland on Chef d'Etat, the first American jockey in this century to win in Ireland
  9. Keri Brion won four flat races, Bernie Houghton won two, and Motion, Matz and Meister had winners
  10. Mr. Fine Threads, trained by Joe Davies, won at the Potomac Hunt Races
  11. Leslie Young wins two more at Radnor, now leads by 11 in Races Won
  12. Leslie Young won two at Willowdale, moves into big lead in Trainer, Races Won
  13. Willie Mullins' Scaramanga beat Snap Decision in $200,000 Iroquois Stakes
  14. Graham Motion won eight races this past month
  15. Kathy Neilson won the race honoring her father Paddy at Winterthur
  16. Jack Fisher saddled two stakes winners at the Virginia Gold Cup
  17. Mark Beecher had a Maiden Timber winner at the Middlbeburg Hunt Point-to-Point
  18. West Newton won the $60,000 Handicap Hurdle Stakes at Foxfield
  19. Freddy Flintshire wins the $50,000 Queen's Cup
  20. Withoutmoreado won the Maryland Hunt Cup as the Neilson sisters run first and second
  21. Laurel resumed training on its track on April 27 and plans to resume racing on Saturday, April 29
  22. Vintage Vinnie is the one to beat in the Maryland Hunt Cup
  23. Doug Fout saddled two winners at the Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point
  24. Monbeg Stream won the Grand National, and Teddy Davies tries an unusual fix for a broken collarbone
  25. Snap Decision wins "for fun" in G2 Temple Gwathmey at Middleburg
  26. Snap Decision to run in Gwathmey, while four of seven entered in Grand National prepping to Md. Hunt Cup
  27. Two jockeys win their first races at successful Wicomico
  28. Blue Ridge had only flat races
  29. Jack Fisher and Sandra Webb, a former assistant, dominate Tryon
  30. Leslie Young wins two, including the Stakes at the Manor
  31. Aintree Grand National and My Lady's Manor, races to watch on April 15
  32. Joe Davies has three winners at Elkridge-Harford
  33. Jack Fisher trained both first and second placed horses in the Old Dominion Filly & Mare Maiden Hurdle
  34. Royal Ruse won at Green Spring Valley, headed to the Manor
  35. Leslie Young won three races at the Carolina Cup, including the Novice Stakes
  36. Joe Davies, trainer, with son Teddy riding, won the Open Timber at Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point
  37. Joe and Teddy Davies team up to win at Piedmont, Houghton has four winners, Motion and Meister have winners
  38. NSA sanctioned races bring top timber horses to Cheshire Point-to-Point
  39. Keri Brion wins two, including the 4-year-old Stakes, at Aiken
  40. Elkridge-Harford won Fast Time in Foxhall Farm Team Chase and Green Spring Valley won AverageTime.
  41. Massive entries in two steeplechase meets this weekend predict a great racing season
  42. Richard Valentine had two winners at the Warrenton Point-to-Point meet that featured 82 starters
  43. Bruton Street's Franco de Port placed third at Cheltenham, while Graham Motion, McLane Hendriks and Bernie Houghton had winners & Brooklyn Strong had an Allowance 3rd place
  44. Arch Kingsley saddled Thundra to win at Rappahannock Point-to-Point
  45. Billy Meister, Brion, Houghton, Motion and McLane Hendriks have winners
  46. Hewick wins Steeplechase Eclipse Award
  47. Virginia Korrell placed second in an Irish Point-to-Point, Motion & Houghton have winners
  48. Parker Hendriks rides for Gordon Elliott and Motion and Houghton have winners
  49. Graham Motion's G1 Stakes win, Brion and Houghton have winners
  50. Keri Brion has two flat winners and a stakes placed 2-year-old, Houghton, Jenkins and Motion have winners
  51. Bernie Houghton won five, including three allowance races
  52. Keri Brion won two at Charleston
  53. Caravel, bred by Liz Merryman, won the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
  54. Mystic Strike wins the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup for the third time
  55. Leslie Young had three winners at Callaway Gardens plus two at Montpelier
  56. Keri Brion wins three at Montpelier and goes over $1 million in money won
  57. Matz had three 2-year-old winners, Motion and Houghton had multiple winners, and Jenkins had a win
  58. Keri Brion has two winners in Aiken, both three year olds
  59. Ani'amu and Down Royal win the two $75,000 Stakes at the International Gold Cup
  60. Virginia Korell's Tiepolo won the featured timber race at the Cattail Point-to-Point
  61. Irish trainers dominated Far Hills races with three wins, including th $250,000 Grand National
  62. Graham Motion trains two Stakes winners, with one aimed at the Breeders Cup
  63. Correction - Teddy Davies rode second placed Shootist in the Timber Stakes at Geneseo
  64. Andi'amu won the Geneseo Timber Stakes,, Leslie Young extends her lead in Trainer, Races Won
  65. Mark Beecher trains three winners, including two in featured races
  66. Bill Pape's Deciding Vote wins MATCH Championship
  67. Brion and Parker join up for three wins at Foxfield
  68. Houghton 1st & 2nd in Stakes, Motion, Brion and Matz have winners
  69. Storm Team wins the Shawan Downs Timber Stakes for Jack Fisher
  70. Both overwhelming favorites beaten in steeplechase races at Aqueduct
  71. Shawan Downs kicks off the fall season of steeplechase racing on Sept. 24
  72. Stunning upsets in two hurdle stakes at Aqueduct
  73. ARCA ladies compete abroad in Fegentri races
  74. Snap Decision goes for fourth G1 victory in Lonesome Glory Handicap
  75. Houghton has two allowance winners in one night while Ricky Hendriks had a winner bred by The Queen
  76. Keri Brion has a first-time 2-year-old winner and Motion, Houghton, Matz and Kingsley have winners
  77. Awakened wins another thriller for Jack Fisher
  78. Keri Brion's Theocrat and Freddy Flintshire place first and second in Saratoga
  79. Proven Innocent wins a hurdle allowance at Saratoga in a thrilling finish
  80. Bargary again rides two winners, one for Fisher and one for Beecher
  81. Graham Motion and Bernie Houghton have Stakes winners
  82. Leslie Young wins two at Colonial, including the Stakes with Our Bab
  83. Graham Motion has 7 race win streak, while Eons, Fille d"Esprit/Kaylasaurus, Beren & Mr. Speaker lead their MATCH divisions
  84. Wendy Hendriks, at the top of a dynasty, Ricky Hendriks, Bernie Houghton and Michael Matz train winners and Brookly Strong is Stakes placed
  85. Snap Decision dominates the Jonathan Sheppard Stakes despite high weight
  86. Jamie Bargery rides winners for trainers Ricky Hendriks and Neil Morris
  87. State of Affair wins for Todd Wyatt at Saratoga
  88. Sean McDermott and Richard Valentine saddle steeplechase winners at Colonial Downs
  89. Keri Brion saddles another winner with Howyabud in the Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes
  90. Pleasecallmeback wins a maiden steeplechase for Keri Brion at Colonial
  91. Project Two wins a Maiden race for Leslie Young at Colonial
  92. Keri Brion and Jack Fisher have flat success, Motion, Houghton, and McLane Hendriks have winners and Strawbridge has a winner in England
  93. Freddy Flintshire wins a $70,000 Allowance Steeplechase at Saratoga for Keri Brion
  94. Bright Eyed Eagle wins a Maiden steeplechase for Kathy Neilson
  95. Peat Moss wins the $30,000 Handicap steeplechase at Colonial
  96. Dalton's Down Royal won the Smithwick in a stretch duel
  97. Chubb Wagon won a MATCH race and Deciding Vote leads Match series in her division
  98. Keri Brion wins her second race at Colonial, this time in a handicap
  99. Arch Kingsley has his second steeplechase maiden winner at Colonial
  100. Brion saddles formidable trio in G1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial

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