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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Vintage Vinnie was Maryland Governor's Series Open Timber Champion

OWINGS MILLS, Md.--The Maryland Steeplechase Association announced the winners of Maryland's Governor''s Cup Series, with Armata Stable's Vintage Vinnie, who won both My Lady's Manor and the Maryland Hunt Cup, being crowned the Open Timber Champion.

Vintage Vinnie portrain Sam RobinsonSam Robinson portrait of Armata Stables' Vintage Vinnie, with jockey Dan Nevin - winners of the 2021 Maryland Hunt Cup.The awards will be presented Thursday, June 17, at the Annual Maryland Steeplechase Association Awards Reception at the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, 30 Greenspring Valley Road, Owings Mills, Md.

The evening will feature a Sam Robinson Art Show; beneficiaries include the Kiser Fund, the Equine Rescue Ambulance, and the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center.

Vintage Vinnie's owner, Armata Stables, won the H. Turney McKnight Perpetual Trophy for Leading Owner.

Mark Beecher was the Leading Trainer, and Eddie Keating swept almost all the jockey awards, taking the H. Brooks Durkee Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Leading Timber Rider Award and the Thomas H. Voss Memorial Perpetual Trophy for the leading Amateur Rider, plus he was the Overall Leading Rider as well as winning the Voss Amateur Flat Race Series.

Skylar McKenna was the Leading Lady Rider.


ROAD TO OZ, owned by Holwood Stables, was the Maryland Novice Timber Champion, while Flash Jackson, owned by Chris Gracie, was the Amateur Apprentice Timber Horse & Rider Champion, and Goodoldtimes, (Ire), owned by Armata Stables, was the Heavyweight Timber Champion.

Carly Kern, who was the Leading Junior Medium Pony Rider, was the Overall Leading Pony Rider.

William Slater was the Leading Junior Small Pony Rider, and Thomas Houghton was the Leading Junior Large Pony Rider.
Thomas Houghton

Jaidyn Shore was the Leading Junior Horse Rider.

Road To Oz, owned by Holwood Stables, was the $500 MHBA Leading Maryland-Bred Horse.and Maser Seville, owned by South Brand Farms, was the $500 Md-Million Sired Horse.

The winners of the following discretionary awards will be announced at the banquet: the Jonathan Kiser Memorial Scholarship and the Junior Foxchasing Scholarships.

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