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Saturday, August 15, 2020


Coloial Dows has cancelled the remainer of its meet, a bitter pill for stteplechasing

Colonial Downs canceled the remainder of its 2020 meeting due to COVID-19, the track announced Friday evening, Aug. 14.

This cancels the remaining steeplechase races at the meet, which had three scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17.

"Horrible," said Jonathan Sheppard's assistant trainer Keri Brion after hearing the annoncement.

Sheppard, who was just one win away from catching Jack Trainer in Leading Trainer, Races won, had four entered on Aug. 17.racing colonialColonial Downs

Saratoga and the NYRA are continuing to run steeplechase races each week.

But steeplechasing has suffered many lost meets due to Covid-19, and the fall season is not yet finalized.

Colonial Downs canceled racing Tuesday and Wednesday. Aug. 11 and 112  after leading jockey Trevor McCarthy tested positive for COVID-19, per a report in Daily Racing Form.

“Colonial Downs Group places the health and safety of our team, partners and visitors as our top priority,” a statement from Colonial Downs read.

“We established thorough protocols prior to the 2020 racing season to address any issues that may arise from the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of recent test results at the track in New Kent County, and in an abundance of caution, Colonial Downs is cancelling the remainder of its 2020 meet. In making our decision, we collaborated with the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent Protection Association (VHBPA) and Virginia Racing Commission. We have communicated the outcome with all participating parties. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s cooperation and support. This was a difficult decision, but the best one for Virginia’s racing community. We are already starting to make plans for the 2021 meet at Colonial Downs and are optimistic for a safe return in a better health environment for our nation, state and community.”

The meeting was slated to conclude Sept. 2.

Iranistan leads all the way to win a $50,000 Steeplechase Handicap at Saratoga

SARATOGA, N.Y.--Hudson River Farm's Iranistan led all the way in the $50,000,  2 1/16 mile Steeplechase Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 13 to win by a 1/2 length.

Iranistan takes jump early in 1st 1 REMOTEIranistan takes a jump early in the Handicap at Saratoga (Photo by Tod Marks)Trained by Jonathan Sheppard and ridden by Darren Nagel, Iranistan was briefly headed in the stretch by Must See the Doc, trained by Leslie Young, but the 6-year-old gelding fought back to regain the lead and prevail.

"Ed Swyer owns Hudson River Farms, and he's a businessman in Albany," said Sheppard. "Saratoga is his home track, so it's special to win there."

Sheppard's horses traditionally run at the back of the pack and make a big move later in the race to get to the front, but Iranistan is the exception that proves the rule.

"He's not very fast, but he has a high cruising speed," said assistant trainer Keri Brion who saddled Iranistan. "He's really gritty. He doesn't like another horse coming to him, he fights back."

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Jonathan Sheppard has two winners in three races at Colonial Downs

NEW KENT, Va.--Jonathan Sheppard had two very promising winners in $20,000 Maiden Special Weight steeplechase races at Colonial Downs on Aug. 10, moving him into just two wins short of Jack Fisher on the Trainer, Races Won leader board.

French Light winFrench Light winning at Colonial Downs (Photo by Coady Photography)Assistant trainer Keri Brion, who found both of these young horses in Ireland, saddled both winners for Sheppard, and both were ridden by Gerard Galligan, whose wins moved him into a tie for Rider, Races Won with Mikey Mitchell.

One of the winners, French Light, belongs to Irv Naylor, the other, Baltimore Bucko, is owned by Buttonwood Farm LLC, and both were found by Brion last December while she was at James Doyle's Baltimore Stables in Wexford, Ireland.

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Longshot Court Ruler outkicks Global Freedom to win the Allowance at Saratoga

SARATOGA, N.Y.--Longshot Court Ruler, owned by Leipers Fork Steeplechasers, trained by Leslie Young and ridden by Tomas Garner, who ran second throughout the race, dug in to collar Global Freedom, trained by Ricky Hendriks, turning for home and went on to win the $48,000, 2 1/16 mile Allowance Steeplechase at Saratoga on Aug. 12.

Court Ruler leads Global Freedom 1a Zoom Zom Zoe to wire in 1st 2Court Ruler leads Global Freedom, 1a, and Zoom Zoom Zoe, left, to the wire at Saratoga (Photo by Tod Marks)"I love it when a longshot pulls it off," said Young, who wasn't at Saratoga for the race.

Court Ruler was saddled by assistant trainer Jordon Thompson.

"My son wanted to go cubbing this morning, so I let Jordon take him up there," said Young.

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Tiz the Law wins the Travers by 5 1/2 lenghts

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Tiz the Law decimated the relatively small G1, $1 million Travers field of six on Aug. 8, finishing with ears pricked under a geared down hand ride to win by 5 1/2 lengths and thrilli his owners Sackatoga Stables and trainer Barclay Tagg.

tiz the law 2020 travers credit chelsea durandTiz the Law (Photo by Chelsea Durand, NYRA PhotoDespite coasting through the final furlong, Tiz the Law's final time of 2:00.95 over the 10 furlongs was the second-fastest Travers in 32 years, trailing only Arrogate's track record of 1:59.36 set in 2016.

"I've been doing this a long time and I've always wanted to win the Travers," said Tagg. "This has been in my head my whole life. And now it happened, so it couldn't be better."

"You always have some doubt because many different things can happen," Tagg said. "That's always in the back of you're a mind, but I was very confident in the horse."

It was the first Travers win in his second try for Tagg, who went out on his own in 1972 and, after winning the first two legs with Funny Cide in 2003, completed a career Triple Crown with Tiz the Law's Belmont triumph.

Tale of Ekati, trained by Tagg, finished sixth in the Travers in 2008.

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Hendriks and Sheppard have three winners each, while Motion and Houghton also have winners

WILMINGTON, Del.--Ricky Hendriks and Jonathan Sheppard won three races each while Graham Motion won two and Bernie Houghton one during the past three weeks.

Bet te PotHendriks saddled two at Delaware Park and one at Penn National while Sheppard had two winners at Presques Isle and one at Parx, including his homebred Bet the Pot, who has now won two races in a row in his only two starts this year.

Both Hendriks and Sheppard are steeplechase trainers, but while Sheppard has always had top winners on flat, including Eclipse Awards winners, Hendriks has never in the past has had as many flat horses as he has now.

"I'm steeplechase all the way," said Hendriks. "It's in my blood. But between losing all the races this spring and now the steeplechase purses being cut back so much, we had to do something to keep going."

All three of Hendkiks most recent winners ran in the name of Debra E. Kachel, but almost all that run in her name are owned in partnership with Ricky's mother Wendy.

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Parx cancels all open stakes, including the Pennsylvania Derby

BENSALEM, Pa.--Due to circumstances that arose with the coronavirus pandemic, Parx Racing has canceled all of its open stakes for the remainder of the year, including the GI Pennsylvania Derby and the GI Cotillion Stakes.

Racing Parx grandstand Sarah AndrewParx grandstand (Photo by Sarah Andrew)The two $1 million events were part of a program that had been scheduled for Sept. 26 and also included the Turf Amazon Stakes, the Parx Dirt Mile and the GII Gallant Bob Stakes.

“We will not be running any open stakes races this year,” racing secretary David Osojnak said. “We will be going on hiatus. The virus, the plague, just wiped out everything. We think we will be able to come back stronger in 2021.”

COVID-19 caused two major problems for the Parx stakes.

Since being moved to mid-September they had an open spot on the calendar, coming after the major 3-year-old races at Saratoga and before the Breeders’ Cup.

That allowed Parx to attract quality fields that included recent Pennsylvania Derby winners like McKinzie and West Coast.

Once the GI Kentucky Derby was rescheduled for Sept. 5 and the GI Preakness Stakes for Oct. 3, the mid-September slot no longer worked.

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2 year olds to be scoped for survey of pulmonary bleeding

LAUREL, Md.--A survey study of all 2-year-olds that race in Maryland this year to determine the extent of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage is set to begin Friday, Aug. 7, at Laurel Park.

Racing LaurelRacing at LaurelThe Maryland Equine Safety, Health and Welfare Advisory Committee, which falls under the Maryland Racing Commission, on July 31 approved the plan for post-race video endoscopies of all starters in all 2-year-old races.

The first 2-year-old races of the year in the state have been carded as extras for the Friday, Aug. 7 program.

Under an emergency regulation approved Aug. 2, all 2-year-old races through Dec. 31 will be run Lasix-free with a 48-hour cut-off of the therapeutic medication. The survey study is part of a broader agreement between the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and The Stronach Group for the Lasix-free pilot program that runs through 2023 for 2-year-old races and graded stakes only.

Graded stakes in 2020 are not part of the pilot program.

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Jonathan Sheppard has a first and a second at Colonial Downs

NEW KENT, Va.--Jonathan Sheppard had a winner for a relatively new owner and a second with a homebred in two different maiden steeplechase races at Colonial Downs on Aug. 2.

A Silent Player CoadyA Silent Player Photo by Coady Photography)In his first start, A Silent Player (Ire),a 5-year-old owned by Irv Naylor, won a $20,000 Maiden race by 1 3/4 lengths over Princeville (NZ) and Lunaire, trained by Paul Faut and Jack Fisher respectively.

Ridden by Gerard Galligan, A Silent Player ran second or third to last in the nine horse field, began to move on the final turn and drew clear for the win in the 2 mile steeplechase.

Sheppard now has three horses for Naylor, a new owner since last winter.

"Keri (Brion, Sheppard's assistant trainer) was in Ireland last winter on vacation, and she saw some horses she liked," said Sheppard. "They said they were for sale to America because they needed harder ground. She called Irv and asked him if he'd like to buy them. It's nice to have someone that enthusiastic working for you."

"We'll digest this win and see what's next," said Sheppard. "Possibly we'll run him in Saratoga. He's eligible now that he's won, but I haven't sat down and talked to Irv about it."

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2-year-old racing to resume in Maryland

The Maryland Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee Aug. 2 said it has approved the Maryland Racing Commission’s emergency regulation on use of race-day Lasix in 2-year-olds, a decision that will facilitate the carding of races for 2-year-olds at Laurel Park.

Racing LaurelRacing at LaurelNo 2-year-old races have been run in Maryland so far this year.

There are no such races in the current Laurel condition book, which runs through Aug. 22, so the races will be listed as extras on overnights.

Maryland Jockey Club President Sal Sinatra said that there will be two late breaking extras for Friday, Aug. 7: X7 Lasix-free 2-year-old MSW five furlongs; X8 Lasix-free Filly 2-year-old MSW five furlongs.

The MRC on July 16 approved—subject to adoption of an emergency rule—an agreement between the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and The Stronach Group/Maryland Jockey Club for a Lasix-free pilot program through 2023.

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Parx has two contenders in the top 10 for the Kentucky Derby

BENSALEM, Pa.--Ny Traffic, who placed a game second in the Haskell, and Mischevious Alex, winner of the Gotham Stakes, are both under owners who race at regularly at Parx: John Fanelli, Cash is King and LC Racing.

Ny TrafficNy TrafficBoth are in the top 10 for Kentucky Derby points, but who will run?

Ny Traffic gave Authentic a run for the money in the Haskell......Mischevious Alex may run at the Spa...Sept. 5 can't come too soon!

And a third horse, Math Wizard, a 4-year-old, also has Parx roots.

NyTraffic and Math Wizard, who were acquired for a combined $47,000 in 2019, raced 5 hours apart at Parx last Sept. 21.

It was Pennsylvania Derby Day.

Ny Traffic, making the first start of his career, was 47-1 in Race 2, and Math Wizard was 31-1 in Race 11, the Pa. Derby.

Fast forward 10 months.

After finishing third in that debut, Ny Traffic is now a serious Kentucky Derby contender.

Math Wizard, of course, won that Pennsylvania Derby and appears to be back to his very best form.

Last Saturday at Monmouth Park, the horses raced just one hour apart _ Math Wizard finishing second in the Monmouth Cup and Ny Traffic, making an incredible run in the final 100 yards of the Haskell, beaten just a nose by 3-5 frontrunner Authentic.

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Jack Fisher wins another at Saratoga, this time with Fast Car

SARATOGA, N.Y.--Jack Fisher saddled his third winner in a row at Saratoga on July 29 when Robert LaPenta's Fast Car swept to the lead coming into the stretch and opened to win by 6 1//2 lengths under Mikey Mitchell.

Fast Car wins 1st 9Fast Car is geared down to the wire for the win at Saratoga (Photo by Tod Marks)Rosbrian Farm's Global Freedom, trained by Ricky Hendriks was second and  Sherry Fenwick's Anticipating, trained by Jonathan Sheppard, faded to third after leading for most of the  $48,000. 2 1/16 mile Hurdle Allowance.

Fast Car, a 4-year-old by Varrazano out of an Unbridled's Song mare, was a $625,000 purchase at the Keeneland September Yearling Sales in 2017 but didn't show any speed on the flat.

"Jonathan Thomas sent him to me in March of last year," said Fisher while driving back from Saratoga after Fast Car's win. "As a 3-year-old, he was very immature."

"I ran him in a flat race at Colonial Downs (in September last year) just because he needed a race," said Fisher. "He won, but he didn't learn anything."

Fisher ran him twice more in 2019, this time over fences, where he finished fourth and then third and brought him back this year at Middleburg, where he was fifth, and then at Great Meadow on June 27 where he won a Maiden Special Weight over hurdles.

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Revised Pa-bred stakes includes five on Labor Day's Pa Day at the Races

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.--The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has announced a new schedule of stakes races, revised due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Racing ParxThere will be five stakes on Labor Day at Pa Day at the Races, held at Parx.

The stakes schedule includes the $80,000 Banjo Picker Sprint Stakes for 3 year olds and up at 6 furlongs, the Marshall Jenney Handicap for 3 year olds and up, 5 furlongs on the turf, the $80.000 Mrs. Penny Stakes for fillies and mares 3 year olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the $80,000 Storm Cat Stakes for 3 year olds and up at 1 1/16 miles, and the $80,000 Dr. Teresa Garofalo Memorial Stakes for fillies and mare 3 years old and up at 6 furlongs.

The $80.000 Shamrock Rose Stakes for 2-year-old filiies at 6 furlongs will be held Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Penn National.

The final Pa-bred stakes will be the $80.000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes for 2 year olds at 7 furlongs at Parx on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Call 610-44-1040 for additional information.

Matz has an allowance winner plus Hendriks, Houghton and Motion winners

WILMINGTON, Del.--Michael Matz saddled Hidden Creek Farm's Lasting Union, a 3-year-old filly by Union Rags, that he also trained who won the Belmont Stakes, to win a $42,000. 1 mile and 70 yards Allowance race at Delaware Park on July 22.

Michael Matz 2Michael Matz "We were really please with her," said Matz. "The jockey that we had planned to ride her had a fall in the third race and couldn't ride. The only jockey we could get was Alexander Crispin, an apprentice. But he gave her a good ride. She's a pretty nice filly."

This was Lasting Union's second win after finishing fourth three times at Gullfstream Park and then winning a maiden special weight at Laurel on June 19.

"We really liked her in Florida, but we couldn't get a race with two turns," said Matz. "They were all mile races but only around one turn. She wants a bit of distance."

"She's a Canadian-bred, so we're looking at the Woodbine Oaks in three weeks," said Matz. "We don't know if she'll like a synthetic surface, but for a half a million dollars, we have to take a chance."

"Racing without spectators hurts a town like Saratoga," said Matz. "But people are still betting on the races. We were okay during the shut-down, and we didn't lose any owners. But I have cut down. I had two barns at Fair hill, but I've lease one now. I don't need 70 horses any more."

"I have 42 horses now, and that's enough to keep me busy between the race horses and th ekids showing," said Matz. :They're showing in Kentucky now, and DD is with them, With social distancing and wearing masks, with showing and racing being outdoors, it's all okay."

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Moscato out-finishes Optimus Prime to win the G1 A.P. Smithwick

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Bruton Street-US's Moscato ran down Optimus Prime in deep stretch, overtaking him from the far outside in the final sixteenth to win the G1, $100,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial at Saratoga on July 23.

Moscato tight at wire in Smithwick1Moscato edges Optimus Prime at the wire in the Smithwick (Photo by Tod Marks)Trained by Jack Fisher, Moscato had the advantage of having had a winning prep race prior to the Smithwick, while Optimus Prime, trained by Ricky Hendriks hadn't run for over a year.

Lacking a prep race may easily have left Optimus Prime just that little bit short in the very long run-in from the final fence on the backside, giving Moscato just the edge he need to slip past and go on to win by 3/4 length.

Surprising Soul, also trained by Hendriks, led up to the last fence but tired and was eased, while Optims Prime and Moscato bided their time early in the race.

Redicean, trained by Leslie Young, went to the lead over the last fence and was in front heading into the final turn before Optimus Prime, the winner of the 2018 G1 New York Turf Writers Cup of the Spa, took the lead from the outside.

But 8-5 favorite Moscato, under rider Michael Mitchell, put in a furious finish from even further outside, finishing strong under an aggressive hand ride for a three-quarter length victory, completing the approximate 2 1/16 miles on the firm inner turf in a final time of 3:47.51.

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Snap Decision wins the Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes

SARATOGA, N.Y.--Bruton Street-US' Snap Decision, trained by Jack Fisher, used his flat speed to easily move to the lead in the stretch of the Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes and coasted to a 1 1/2 length lead over Hudson River Farm's Galway Bay, trained by Jonathan Sheppard.

Snap Decison wins Kiser MarksSnap Decision wins the Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes (Photo by Tod Marks)Ridden by Sean McDermott, Snap Decision settled early into mid-pack in the seven horse field, waiting to move until the field had jumped the last fence, which is now on the backside, leaving a long run-in around the last turn and through the stretch to the wire.

Silverton Hill LLC's Bodes Well, trained by Leslie Young, went to the lead right from the start, stalked most of the way by Galway Bay.

The field drew down to six after the saddle slipped on City Dreamer, also trained by Fisher, on the backside first time around the 2 1/16 mile course, and he was pulled up.

Snap Decision, who was stakes placed on the flat for his breeder, Phipps Stable,  began to make his move after the last fence, and, using his flat speed, caught  Bodes Well about a furlong from the finish and was geared down to coast to an easy victory.

Galway Bay, under a hard drive, caught Bodes Well at the end to place second, with Bodes Well third,

Irv Naylor's Family Tree, trained by Neil Morris, was fourth over Belisarius, trained by Leslie Young, and Zanzi Win, trained by Ricky Hendriks.

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  1. Snap Decison big favorite in Kiser, Smithwick very competitive field led by Optimus Prime and Moscato
  2. Lasix-free 2-year-old racing in Maryland pilot program through 2023
  3. Houghtons win three in a row with homebreds on July 15
  4. Award-winning "Saratoga Live" returns for fifth season
  5. Pa Day at the Races will be on Labor Day at Parx
  6. Jonathan Sheppard has an Allowance winner, Graham Motion & Bernie Houghton also have winners
  7. Mirth, Senior Senator win Pennsylvania Iroquois Championships Awards
  8. Maryland trainers and racetrack owners differ about the use of Lasix in 2-year-old races
  9. Hendriks saddles two winners, Houghton also has two winners
  10. Motion saddled 3 winners, including Mean Mary in the New York Stakes, Dickinson, Houghton and Jenkins also have winners
  11. Jack Fisher wins four at the Gold Cup, including both features
  12. Houghton's Sylmar Farm has two winners, a second and two thirds in one night at Penn National
  13. Kentucky Derby to have spectators
  14. Mean Mary looks to intimidate competition in G2 New York Stakes
  15. Graham Motion wins a stakes at Belmont a day after Sharing ran a great second at Ascot
  16. Former steeplechase jockey Barclay Tagg saddled the Belmont winner Tiz the Law
  17. Two G1 Steeplechase races among 71 stakes at Saratoga
  18. Bernie Houghton wins first time back, Matz and Motion have winners, Ward has 2 seconds at Ascot
  19. Tim Keefe announced racing in Maryland will continue through the summer
  20. Dendrobia wins at Laurel for trainer Tim Keefe
  21. Sheppard wins three at Middleburg, Fisher wins two, including the Temple Gwathmey (3)
  23. Penn National and Parx to resume racing June 19 and 22 respectively
  24. Sharing to go in the Coronation at Ascot
  25. Laurel opens, Pa. racing to start in about three weeks, Monmouth in N.J. to resume July 3
  26. Here's what to expect In the Belmont Stakes 2020 line-up of horses
  27. Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Sharing wins her first race back
  28. Cheshire P-to-P postponed, Tampa and Keeneland add extra days
  29. Restarting racing the main topic at the PHBA annual meeting
  30. Maryland racing put off again
  31. Belmont Park opens for racing June 3, with the Belmont Stakes June 20
  32. Gov. Wolf refusing to open racing in Pennsylvania
  33. Michael Matz saddled Just Whistle to win the Sunday Silence Stakes
  34. Preakness to be held Oct. 3 at Pimlico
  35. Laurel hopes to reopen May 22
  36. Santa Anita Park to reopen live racing this Friday, May 15
  37. Racing begins at Churchill Saturday, Belmont Park main track opens for training
  38. Pimlico to be rebuilt with Laurel updated
  39. PHTA President Sal DeBunda updates efforts to resume racing in Pennsylvania
  40. MTHA President answers questions about Maryland racing
  41. Belmont and Saratoga meets still up in the air
  42. Tampa extends meeting while Churchil now scheduled to open stable area May 11 and Laurel mandates facemaasks instable area
  43. HPBA hopes to see racing begin again at Penn National June , $250,000 to fund investigating doping in races
  44. British racing, now canceled, is hoping for a phased approach to resume racing.
  45. Belmont opening delayed, no date set for resumption of racing
  46. Racetracks hope to reopen in June, while meantime breeders' awards appear to be safe.
  47. MATCH series racing canceled
  48. Saratoga meet still scheduled to begin July 14
  49. Alex G. Campbell's homebred Mean Mary wins second stakes, while trainer Graham Motion says lack of racing hasn't affected him so far
  50. Jockey Castellano tested positive for coronovirus but Gulfstream can continue to race
  51. The use of drugs and the number of fatalities in racing in the U.S. versus those in Europe
  52. New York-based trainers support eliminating race-day Lasix
  53. Jonathan Sheppard has two homebred winners at Warrenton
  54. Mischevious Alex wins G3 Gotham, gets 50 points for the Kentucky Derby
  55. Kathy Neilson saddles two winners at Rappahannock
  56. Northeast PA breeders and trainers respond to Gov. Wolf’s plan to fund scholarships by raiding Trust Fund for Breeder Funds
  57. George Mahoney and trainer Ricky Hendriks have two 2019 top graded winners entered at Rappahannock
  58. Cheshire and Brandywine to count towards Delaware Valley Point-to-Point Championships
  59. While Pa. fights Governor's attempt to steal horsemen's fund, Md. organizes $389 million remake of Laurel and Pimlico
  60. Michael Matz has a nice Allowance winner at Gulfstream while Bernie Houghton saddled four winners, all for family, at Penn National
  61. Mean Mary wins the La Prevoyante Stakes at Gulfstream
  62. Winston C. trained by Jonathan Sheppard, wins the Eclipse Award
  63. Motion and Houghton have winners
  64. George Mahoney's Global Freedom is the 3-year-old steeplechase champion
  65. Tim Kreiser wins Penn National Leading Trainer title for sixth time
  66. Michael Matz has two winners, including Ebullient, at Gulfstream
  67. Graham Motion saddles two stakes winners and two maiden winners in one day
  68. Graham Motion and Bernie Houghton saddled allowance winners
  69. Houghton scores a stakes win, Hendriks and Motion have winners
  70. Much needed Horseracing bill languishes in House of Representatives
  71. Michael Matz has two winners, including a Tapit filly
  72. Leslie Young wins two at Charleston while Rosbrian's Global Freedom wins 3 y.o. championship
  73. Betsy Houghton's Pocopson Station wins first time out
  74. Jack Fisher wins the feature at Callaway Gerdens with Storm Team
  75. Vault, trained by Bernie Houghton, set a track record, and Graham Motion saddled a stakes winner
  76. Sharing and British Idiom win Breeders' Cup 2 y.o. races
  77. Jonathan Sheppard had two winners at Montpelier Hunt Races
  78. Mark Beecher on Mystic Strike wins the Pa. Hunt Cup
  79. A well matched field is entered in the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup
  80. Fisher and Sheppard dominated at the International Gold Cup while Hendriks father and son won at Aiken
  81. Bernie Houghton saddled a 2 y.o. Stakes winner and then three in one night
  82. Brain Power won the $450,000 Grand National at Far Hills
  83. Graham Motion saddled another stakes winner, and four stakes winners at Presque Isle
  84. Jonathan Sheppard wins two in Middleburg, while Leslie Young wins one in Middleburg and one in Genesee Valley
  85. Rodney Jenkins saddled two stakes winners at Delaware Park, Sheppard, Houghton, Motion and Matz also have winners
  86. Bronx Beauty wins final at Monmouth, is Overall Champion of MATCH races
  87. Jonathan Sheppard wins again at Foxfield for long-time owners
  88. Jonathan Sheppard wins the featured Timber race at Shawan Downs with Codrington College
  89. Houghton wins six in one week, including a Stakes, Call Paul & Weed Wacker win Stakes
  90. Graham Motion saddled three Stakes winners at Laurel on Sept. 21, Houghton, Sheppard and Jenkins also have winners
  91. Longshot Math Wizard wins the G1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby
  92. Surprising Soul wins the G1 Lonesome Glory while Snap Decision wins the William Entenmann Memorial
  93. Bernie Houghton wins two in one night at Penn National
  94. Hotshot Anna wins $400,000 Presque Isle Masters Stakes
  95. Five Va-breds win Stakes at Colonial, Dickinson wins a Stakes for Augustin and Ledecka wins at Presque Isle
  96. Snowie Hill wins the Randolph Rouse Stakes at Colonial
  97. Abiding Star and Dynatail lead in two division of the MATCH series
  98. Motion has two stakes and one handicap wins in one day at Saratoga & Colonial Downs
  99. Lead Investor wins Colonial Handicap for Jonathan Sheppard
  100. Teodoro won the Steeplechase Allowance at Saratoga by almost 34 lengths

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