BALTIMORE, Md.--Keri Brion saddled four winners during the past week, including Caroline Krystyna at Pimlico on Black Eyed Susan Day, May 10.
Sterbenz Racing's Caroline Krystyna won a $58,800, 5 furlong Maiden Special weight turf race for 3-, 4- and 5-year-old fillies and mares by 2 1/4 lengths.
"It's been great," said Brion."Winning a race on Black Eyed Susan Day was a big push. I've gotten a lot of calls from that."
"Caroline's owner came from an open house that I had last February," said Brion. "He thought she'd be a turf horse, so he sent her to me. She's out of an Augustin Stable's mare that I used to gallop for Jonathan Sheppard. She's going to go to a stakes at Laurel next month."
Blue Streak Racing's Anoint won a $32,000, 1 mile Allowance race at Presque Isle by a neck on May 24.
Anoint was bred by Jonathan Sheppard, for whom Brion was assistant trainer before going out on her own.
"She ran a career best," said Brion. "She ran huge. She's not really a dirt horse, but she loves the tapeta track at Presque Isle."
KMSN STABLE'S Lightning Ridge won an $18,100, 1 mile Maiden Claiming turf race at Penn National by a nose on May 26.
"He's a home bred for Mr. Galbraith," said Brion. "He had horses with Jonathan, and he came with me when I went out on my own, so it's great to win a race for him."
Serio Racing Stables and Christopher LaBerge's Bali Kuta won a $38,500, 1 1/16 mile Allowance race at Delaware Park by a neck on May 27.
That was Bali Kuta's first race being trained by Brion after he was claimed on March 3 and his first time running in other than claiming races.
BERNIE HOUGHTON had two winners during the past week, including one for his mother Betsy.
Edward J. Madden's Hop to a Decision won a $17,313, 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race for 3-year-old fillies by 4 1/2 lengths at Penn National on May 19.
"Ed bred Hop to a Decision," said Houghton. "She's out of a mare Ed raced. That mare got claimed after she won a race, but then they gave her back to us, and Ed bred her. Hop to a Decision ran last year as a 2-year-old, but then she got hurt, so we gave her the winter off, This was her second race back."
Sylmar Farm's Fletcher Station, bred and owned by Betsy Houghton, won a $13,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Claiming race by 1 3/4 lengths at Penn National on May 26.
"This was just his second start," said Houghton. "I'm not sure where he'll go next, but what I do know is that he'll stay racing long."
GRAHAM MOTION saddled four winners, including a stakes winner.
Nagirroc, owned by Little Red Feather Racing, Madaket Stables and William Strauss, won the $100,000, 1 1/16 mile James W. Murphy Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths at Pimlico on May 20,
Nagirroc went to the front with a quarter to go and was hand ridden to the wire.
Chervenell Thoroughbreds' Frivole won a $129,430,1 3/8 mile Allowance for fillies and mares by 2 1/2 lengths at Churchill Downs on May 18.
Sumaya US Stable's Amani's Image won a $64,800. 1 1/16 mile Allowance turf race for fillies and mares by 1 1/2 lengths at Pimlico on May 20.
Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds' homebred Libraryofconggress won a $50,120, 1 1/8 mile Maiden Claiming turf race by 2 1/2 lengths at Pimlico on May 26.
MICHAEL MATZ saddled Runnymoore Racing's In a Spin to win a $40,760, 1 mile Starter Optional Claiming race for fillies and mares by 1 3/4 lengths at Pimlico on May 11.
BILLY MEISTER saddled Christopher White's Happybirthdaycorey to win a $18,000, 6 furlong Starter Optional Claiming race by 1 1/4 length at Penn National on May 12.