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Saturday, June 03, 2023


Keri Brion won four flat races, Bernie Houghton won two, and Motion, Matz and Meister had winners

BALTIMORE, Md.--Keri Brion saddled four winners during the past week, including Caroline Krystyna at Pimlico on Black Eyed Susan Day, May 10.

Caroline Krystyna James McCueCaroline Krystyna winning at Pimlico (Photo by James McCue)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."

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Mr. Fine Threads, trained by Joe Davies, won at the Potomac Hunt Races

SENECA, Md.--Mr. Fine Threads, ridden by Eric Poretz and running without shoes, won the $2,500 Preakness Novice Timber race at the Potomac Hunt Races point-to-point on Sunday, May 21.

Mr.Fine ThreadsMr. Fine Threads, left, and Real Factor over the last at Potomac (Photo by Bob Keller)"I bought Mr. Fine Threads from Billy Santoro, but he had foot issues," said Joe Davies, who trains the 10-year-old gelding for Armata Stables. "He won at Elkridge-Harford and was second at the Manor, but prior to that, we took his shoes off. He'd been lame with shoes on, and our blacksmith suggested trying him without shoes. So we took them off and painted his feet with turpentine every day."

"I don't know how many timber horses have run and won without shoes," said Davies. "Eric did a great job. Mr. Fine Threads will foxhunt this fall. He may go to Genesee and the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup. If he goes, he'll either be ridden by Eric or Teddy (Davies, Joe's son who broke his collarbone at the Grand National in April)."

Mr. Fine Threads won over Real Factor, trained by Arch Kingsley.

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Leslie Young wins two more at Radnor, now leads by 11 in Races Won

MALVERN, Pa.--Leslie Young saddled another pair of winners at the Radnor Hunt Raceson Saturday, May 20 and stretched her lead in Trainer, Races Won to 21, 11 more than Jack Fisher, who has 10 wins, and 14 more than Ricky Hendriks, who has seven wins.

Total Joy 4 Mark Watts race through stretch early in 1stTotal Joy under Mark Watts passed Gold Charm in the stretch (Photo by Tod Marks)Young has been winning races two at a time in steeplechase meets this spring.

She won two races at Foxfield, two at the Queen's Cup, two at Willowdale and now two at Radnor.

Noble Stables' Total Joy, ridden by Mark Watts, won the $25,000 Maiden Hurdle by a neck over Gold Charm, trained by Cyrll Murphy.

"I bought Total Joy at Tattersall last year," said Young, "He's really well bred and was relatively inexpensive. We put together a syndicate of six people, Gayle Clark, Skip and Vicky Crawford, Dr.and Mrs. Devon and Mrs. Brown."

"The jockey was way over weight, so he did really well," said Young.

Total Joy was scheduled to only carry 146 pounds, second lightest in the field, but actually had too carry 156 pounds, making him the high weight in the eight horse field. 

"We might run him this summer" said Young."He's a lovely type that's very versatile. He might want longer distances. I think he could be a timber horse."

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Leslie Young won two at Willowdale, moves into big lead in Trainer, Races Won

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.--Leslie Young won two races at the Willowdale Steeplechase on May 13 and moved into a huge lead in Trainer Races Won.

Leslie YoungLeslie YoungThomas Rice and Ashwell Stable's Booby Trap, ridden by Conor Tierney, won the $10,000 Apprentice Rider Hurdle by 1 1 /4 lengths over another horse trained by Young, Ashwell Stable's Top Brass (GB).

"Conor got him parked out in the back and got him to relax,"said Young. "There's nothing left for Boob Trap this spring, We'll have to see what his rating is now. If they raise it too high, he might do better to switch to timber. He's a good jumper."

Ashwell Stable's Durragh (Ire), ridden by Tierney, won the $20,000 Ratings Handicap Hurdle by 3/4 length over Rhebus Road (Ire), trained by Willy Dowling, with another two of Young's, Oscar Winner and Wightman (Ire), finishing third and fourth.

"Durragh is a lovely mare," said Young. "I bought her for $6,000 at Doncaster. I thought she was going to win at Foxfield, but she hit the front too early. I just told Conor not to hit the front too often, and he followed instructions well. Conor got her to relax, and she gritted it out."

Young's two wins moved her into a big lead in Trainer Races Won with 19 wins to Jack Fisher's nine wins and Hendriks seven wins, and she also leads in Money Won with $420,350 to Fisher's $404,250 and Hendriks'$109,800.

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Willie Mullins' Scaramanga beat Snap Decision in $200,000 Iroquois Stakes

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Irish invader Scaramanga, trained by champion Irish trainer Willie Mullins and ridden by champion Irish jockey Paul Townend, won the $200,000, G1 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths over Snap Decision at the Iroquois Steeplechase on May 13..

Scaramanga leads Snap Decision over last in iroquois 31Scaramanga (left) leads Snap Decision (Right) over the last in the iroquois Stakes (Photo by Tod Marks)Bruton Street-US' Snap Decision, trained by Jack Fisher, was ridden by Sean McDermott after his regular jockey, Graham Watters, suffered a back injury in a fall at the Virginia Gold Cup a week earlier.

Snap led through most of the race, although not by as much nor as brilliantly as ha has in past races, until Scaramanga drew even with him over the last fence and then drew off in the stretch.

"He got beaten by a better horse," said Fisher. "But I know he didn't like the going. He'll probably go to the race at Belmont next and then to Far Hills.""

The going was listed as good, although it appeared closer to soft than firm, and in the past Snap's connections have said they wouldn't race him again on the soft going that he doesn't like.

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Graham Motion won eight races this past month

FAIR HILL, Md.--Graham Motion, based at Fair Hill Training Track, won eight races including one stakes and five allowance races during the past month.

Graham Motion Coady PhotographyGraham Motion (Photo by Coady Photography)AMO Racing USA''s Affirmative Lady won the G2, $250,000, 1 1/16 mile Gulfstream Park Oaks by 2 lengths at Gulfstream on April 1, but then ran back May 5 in the G1 Kentucky Oaks and was unplaced.

Wertheimer et Frere's homebred Ambitieuse won a $28,000, 11/16 mile Allowance race for mares  4 and up at Tampa Bay on April 2 by a neck, and she now has two wins, one second and one third from eight starts.

Team Valor, et al's Hurricane Dream (Fr) won a $140,000, 1 1/16 mile turf Allowance for 4 year olds and up BY 4 1/2 lengths at Keeneland on April 7 in his second start in this country after racing in stakes in France.

Highclere Throughbred Racing's Royal Patronage (Fr) won a $43,000, 1 1/16 mile turf Allowance for 4 year olds and up by a neck at Keeneland on April 20 in his fourth start in this country after racing in stakes in France.

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Albert Frassetto's The Grey Wizard won a $120,000, 1 1/2 miles turf Allowance for 4 year olds and up by 1 1/4 lengths at Keeneland on April 27 and is now multiple stakes placed with three wins and three seconds from 10 starts.

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Kathy Neilson won the race honoring her father Paddy at Winterthur

WINTERTHUR, Del.--Kathy Neilson saddled Armata Stables' Fashion Line, ridden by Conor Tierney, to win the featured $20,000 Vicmead Plate  Apprentice Rider Timber race at Winterthur Races on May 7.

Fashion Line Conor Tierney lead over last in 3rd 2Fashion Line, ridden by Conor Tierney, leads over the last in the Vicmead Plate (Photo by Tod Marks)The race was run in honor of Louis "Paddy" Neilson, a top rider and trainer who died in 2019..

Fashion Line, ridden by the Maryland Hunt Cup winning jockey, went right to the lead at the start, was never headed and won comfortably by 6 lengths.

"The race was in honor of Dad, so it was definitely a sentimental moment," said Neilson. "Dad was a fantastic rider, but more than that, he was a good person. If one of us was in a race and either pulled up or won, he was there for us either way. He was a really good father."

Fashion Line was bred by Magdalen Bryant," said Neilson. "His mom was a winner over jumps. He was given to me by Beth Fout. He's a big, good looking horse, so we went on to teach him to jump over timber."

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Jack Fisher saddled two stakes winners at the Virginia Gold Cup

THE PLAINS, Va.--Jack Fisher saddled two winners as well as both the first and second placed horses in the featured $100,000 David Semmes Memorial Hurdle Stakes at the Virginia Gold Cup on Saturday, May 6.

Welshman Graham Watters lead over last in Semmes REMOTE 2Welshman  under Graham Watters leads over last in the David Semmes (Photo by Tod Marks)Harold Via's Welshman ridden by Graham Watters, won the David Semmes by 2 lengths over stablemate Riverdee Stable's Gordon's Jet, ridden by Jamie Bargary.

Welshman went to the front about halfway through the race and held off Gordon's Jet, who had run second throughout the race.

"Graham gallops Welshman every day," said Fisher."He's a little difficult to gallop. He'll go to Saratoga next."

"Gordon's Jet is a lovely horse," said Fisher of the 7-year-old gelding that ran in handicaps in England through 2022 before coming to this country and winning his first race in this country at Tryon in April.

"I expected Welshman to run a good race," said Watters. "I didn't want to go to the front that early, but I didn't want to break his spirit."

Sheila Williams and Northwood Stable's Storm Team, ridden by Watters, won the $30,000 Steeplethon Stakes by 14 1/2 lengths over Brooklyn Speights, trained by Mark Beecher.

Storm Team, a stakes winner over timber, had been eased in his last race at Middleburg after leading for the first 2 1/2 miles.

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Mark Beecher had a Maiden Timber winner at the Middlbeburg Hunt Point-to-Point

MIDDLEBURG, Va.--Mark Beecher saddled Mekong to win the Maiden Timber at the Middleburg Hunt Point-to-Point on April 30.

Mark Beecher at Winterthur 2018Mark Beecher at Winterthur in 2018 while he was still riding in steeplechase racesSky Hy Star, trained by Carl Rafter, led for most of the race, until Carroll F. Hawkins' Mekong, ridden by Jamie Bargary, challenged him in the stretch and went on to win by a neck at the wire.

This was Mekong's first race over timber after running three times on the flat and then over hurdles for breeder Gregory Hawkins while being trained by Janet Elliot.

"Mekong just came to me late in the season," said Beecher. "He jumped around well. I got him a little too late to run in any sanctioned races. He may go to one mome point-to-point, Potomac on May 21. Then I'll run him in sanctioned races this fall."

Keri Brion won three races, while running both first and second in one of them.

She saddled Molly Willis and The International Venture's Geordie Dreamer, ridden by Parker Hendriks, to win the Maiden Hurdle, first section, by 2 3/4 lengths over Total Joy, trained b Leslie Young.

Brion then saddled Buttonwood Farm's Lady's Game (GB), also ridden by Hendriks, to win the Maiden Hurdle, section 2, by 3/4 length over Master McGrath, trained by Richard Valentine.

In the Maiden Flat, Ahsoka, owned by Blue Streak Racing and ridden by Taylor Kingsley, won by 6 lengths over KMSN Stable's Lightning Ridge, ridden by Jesue Saucedo, both trained by Brion.

Emily Hannum saddled Adlestrop Hill's Our Legend (Ire), ridden by Chloe Hannum, to win the Open Timber by 1 3/4 lengths over Flaming Sword, trained by Valentine.

Manuel Aguilera saddled EHM Stable's Prince Khozan, ridden by Gretchen Eisenberg, to win the Novice Rider Flat by 6 lengths over Clint Maroon (GB), trained by David Bourke.

Todd Wyatt saddled Mrs.S.K. Johnston's Awesome Man, ridden by Elizabeth Scully, to win the Open Flat by a neck over Crab N Beer, trained by Brion.


West Newton won the $60,000 Handicap Hurdle Stakes at Foxfield

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va--Ricky Hendriks saddled Upland Flats Racing's West Newton, ridden by Harry Beswick. to win the $60,000 Handicap Hurdle Stakes at Foxfield Spring Races on April 29.

West Newton Jerry DzierwinskiWest Newton winning on the flat at Pimlico last year (Photo by Jerry Dzierwinski)West Newton went right to the lead, lead throughout and held off a determined challenge by Scorpian's Revenge, trained by Cyril Murphy, to win by a nose.

"He ran super," said Hendriks. "Harry gave him a great ride. We may go to Saratoga for the A.P.Smithwick next."

Bred by the late Queen Elizabeth, the 7-year-old West Newton raced in England as a 2- and 3-year-old and then raced on the flat in this country.

He ran over fences in 2021 with a couple of wins and then switched back and forth from hurdle to flat races last year.

He's run twice this year, both over fences, and he won both races.

With that win, Beswick moved into the lead in Rider, Races Won with seven wins to Graham Watters six wins.

Leslie Young won two races at Foxfield, and with two wins at the Queen's Cup races on the same day now leads in Trainer, Races Won with 16 wins, with Hendriks and Jack Fisher sharing second with six wins apiece.

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Freddy Flintshire wins the $50,000 Queen's Cup

MINERAL SPRINGS, N.C.--Keri Brion saddled Upland Flats Racing's Freddy Flintshire to win the $50,000 Queen's Cup Novice Hurdle Stakes at the Queen's Cup Steeplechase on April 29.

Freddy Flintshire Parker Hendriks race last in QC 9Freddy Flintshire, ridden by Parker Hendriks (Photo by Tod Marks)Parker Hendriks rode Freddy Flintshire, and he kept tthe 5-year-old gelding in the back of the six horse field, beginning to make his move running down the hill, swiftly went to the front and won by 14 1/2 lengths over Cool Jet, trained by Jack Fisher.

 "He's a really nice horse," said Brion. "I've had him since he was a 3-year-old. Originally,we weregoing to wait withhim until Saratoga, but he cameout of this race so weelwe're going to sendhim to Nashville in the Novice Stakes."

Freddy Flintshire won an allowance race at Saratoga last summer and then placed second by 1/2 length to Theocrat, also trained by Brion.

In 2021, her first year as a trainer, Brion trained an Eclipse Award winner, The Mean Queen, and was Leading Trainer, Money Won and was also Leading Trainer, Money Won in 2022, but so far this year she has had only three winners.

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Withoutmoreado won the Maryland Hunt Cup as the Neilson sisters run first and second

GLYNDON, Md.--Withoutmoreado (Ire) won the Maryland Hunt Cup by 10 3/4 lengths over Royal Ruse, the only two finishers from a starting field of eight.

Withoutmoreado 3rd Douglas LeesWithoutmoreado at the third fence (Photo by Douglas Lees)Sisters Kathy and Sanna Neilson trained Withoutmoreado and Royal Ruse respectively.

Owned by Irv Naylor and ridden by Conor Tierney, Withoutmoreado ran second to Vintage Vinnie until after the 18th fence, when he passed Vinnie, who was then pulled up.

Charlie Fenwick's Royal Ruse, ridden by Elizabeth Scully, ran third until after the 18th fence, and then chased Withoutmoreado but was never able to close the gap to more than a few lengths and was slightly eased in the stretch when it was clear he was beaten.

"Ado squealed in the morning when he was turned out, and I thought then he'd have a good day," said Kathy. "He had just shed out the week before the Hunt Cup. I knew he was in good shape, but I would have been happy if he'd just jumped around okay."

Tierney, who's 19, had only come over from Ireland in March, and had only ridden in eight sanctioned races over timber," said Kathy. "I said to him the Wednesday before the race, after he'd walked the course, `If you don't want to ride in the Hunt Cup, now is the time to tell me.' But he said he was fine. The day of the race, I told him `Don't let your Mother see any of the fences, or she'll take you straight to the airport.'"

"I made Conor walk the course six times," she said. "Conor rode very bravely and boldly."

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Laurel resumed training on its track on April 27 and plans to resume racing on Saturday, April 29

LAUREL, Md.--Laurel Park was open for training on Thursday, April 27, and will be open on Friday, with hopes to run on Saturday, Apr. 29 unless the rain scheduled for Friday changes this schedule.

Racing Laurel gateLast Saturday's cancelled Apr. 22 card included two $100,000 races, the Native Dancer Stakes and the Primonetta Stakes, scheduled for the main track.

This Saturday, there will be 11 races with the same slate of five stakes.

Races were cancelled last week after two horses had to be euthanized and trainers claimed this was due to the track.

Laurel issued a statement that attested to the safety of the track, but that alone didn't satisfy all the horsemen.

There were a number of talks between the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Stronach Group last week.

The horsemen wanted Laurel's  former track superintendent John Passero to assess the track.

Stronach Group agreed, and that has led to the resumption of training and the decision to conduct racing on Saturday.


Vintage Vinnie is the one to beat in the Maryland Hunt Cup

GLYNDON, Md.--Vintage Vinnie will be going for his third straight victory in the Maryland Hunt Cup on Saturday, April 29, a feat only one other horse, Blockade, has accomplished.

Vintage Vinnie 22 bestVintage Vinnie on his way to winning last year with Teddy DaviesArmata Stables' Vintage Vinnie (Ire), trained by Joe Davies, won by 96 lengths two years ago and set a new track record of 8:29,.60, and he won last year by 54 lengths, beating his previous time and setting a new track record of 8:15.00.

"No other horse in the Hunt Cup has broken his own track record," said Davies.

Five other horses have won three times to retire the challenge cup, but none three times in a row.

Winton's wins were separated when the race was cancelled from 1943 to 1945 in World War II, Pine Pep was beaten in his third run before winning again in 1952, Jay Trump skipped 1965 to run in the Aintree Grand National and Cancottage was also beaten in his third run before retiring the trophy in 1983.

Vintage Vinnie will be ridden by Dan Nevin, who rode him to victory two years ago.

Teddy Davies, who rode Vinnie last year, broke his collarbone when his mount fell in the Grand National, and his hopes of a quick fix were dashed when the Space X doctors at NASA said that none of the glues they had for treating astronauts in trouble would work on him.

"No miracle cure for collarbones available at this time," said Joe Davies.

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Doug Fout saddled two winners at the Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point

LEESBURG,Va.--Doug Fout, trainer, and Barry Foley, jockey, teamed up to win two races at the Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point on April 23.

31f7c9c40370047c6657d0f51995d5f1Loudoun Hunt Point-to-PointRolling Tide's Hold Hard (Ire) won the first division of the Maiden Hurdle by 1 length over Top of the Field, trained by Keri Brion, and Beverly Steinman's Dyna Mast won the Maiden Flat by 1 length over Quiddich, trained by Todd Wyatt.

Willy Dowling saddled Kiplin Hall's Absam to win the second division of the Maiden Hurdle by a neck over Moonshine Time (Ire), trained by Brion.

Charlie Fenwick's Withoutdestination (GB), trained by Wyatt and ridden by Elizabeth Scully, won the Open Flat over Wicked West (Ire), also trained by Wyatt.

Mint Meadows Farm's B Determined, trained by Suzanne Stettinius and ridden by Erika Taylor, won the Virginia Bred Flat, and EHM Stables' Prince Khozan, trained by Manuel Aquilera ad ridden by Gretchen Eisenberg, won the Restricted Young Adult Flat.

Cami Kern continued her winning ways on Mallory, winning the Small Pony flat, while Yomar Ortiz on Blueberry won the Medium Pony Flat, and Jaidyn Shore on Janneydancer won the Large Pony Flat.

Monbeg Stream won the Grand National, and Teddy Davies tries an unusual fix for a broken collarbone

BUTLER,Md.--The $30,000 Grand National Timber Stakes is often used as a prep for the Maryland Hunt Cup, but the winner, Monbeg Stream, won't be going to the Hunt Cup this year.

Monbeg Stream RobertKellerFredd Procter on Monbeg Stream managed to stay on over this fence and went on to win the Grand National Stakes (Photo by Robert Keller)"Monbeg Stream is only 6, so we'll wait until next year for the Hunt Cup with him" said Leslie Young who trains the gelding for Tuscany Racing. "He'll probably go to Willowdale, and then we'll put  him  away until Genesee. Next year, we'll give him one prep and then run him in the Hunt Cup."

But the most extraordinary story of the day is that of Teddy Davies and his broken collarbone.

Our Friend (Ire) fell with Teddy in the first race, and Teddy, who was scheduled to ride Vintage Vinnie in the Hunt Cup, broke his collarbone.

Teddy won last year on Vintage Vinnie, who is going for a third straight win in the Hunt Cup on April 29.

So, as of Monday morning, Teddy was on his way to NASA.

Yes, that's right -NASA.

Teddy's father Joe Davies, who trains Vintage Vinnie, said the Space X doctors were going to look at the possibility of gluing  Teddy's collarbone so he could ride in the Hunt Cup.

Joe said the doctors had glue that they could use on astronauts if need be, and that they'd be looking a different types of glue to see which would work on Teddy.

"He'll have to be able to bench-press 150 pounds tomorrow for us to allow him to ride in the Hunt Cup," said Joe. "We'll know tomorrow if he can ride."

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  1. Snap Decision wins "for fun" in G2 Temple Gwathmey at Middleburg
  2. Snap Decision to run in Gwathmey, while four of seven entered in Grand National prepping to Md. Hunt Cup
  3. Two jockeys win their first races at successful Wicomico
  4. Blue Ridge had only flat races
  5. Jack Fisher and Sandra Webb, a former assistant, dominate Tryon
  6. Leslie Young wins two, including the Stakes at the Manor
  7. Aintree Grand National and My Lady's Manor, races to watch on April 15
  8. Joe Davies has three winners at Elkridge-Harford
  9. Jack Fisher trained both first and second placed horses in the Old Dominion Filly & Mare Maiden Hurdle
  10. Royal Ruse won at Green Spring Valley, headed to the Manor
  11. Leslie Young won three races at the Carolina Cup, including the Novice Stakes
  12. Joe Davies, trainer, with son Teddy riding, won the Open Timber at Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point
  13. Joe and Teddy Davies team up to win at Piedmont, Houghton has four winners, Motion and Meister have winners
  14. NSA sanctioned races bring top timber horses to Cheshire Point-to-Point
  15. Keri Brion wins two, including the 4-year-old Stakes, at Aiken
  16. Elkridge-Harford won Fast Time in Foxhall Farm Team Chase and Green Spring Valley won AverageTime.
  17. Massive entries in two steeplechase meets this weekend predict a great racing season
  18. Richard Valentine had two winners at the Warrenton Point-to-Point meet that featured 82 starters
  19. 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
  20. Arch Kingsley saddled Thundra to win at Rappahannock Point-to-Point
  21. Billy Meister, Brion, Houghton, Motion and McLane Hendriks have winners
  22. Hewick wins Steeplechase Eclipse Award
  23. Virginia Korrell placed second in an Irish Point-to-Point, Motion & Houghton have winners
  24. Parker Hendriks rides for Gordon Elliott and Motion and Houghton have winners
  25. Graham Motion's G1 Stakes win, Brion and Houghton have winners
  26. Keri Brion has two flat winners and a stakes placed 2-year-old, Houghton, Jenkins and Motion have winners
  27. Bernie Houghton won five, including three allowance races
  28. Keri Brion won two at Charleston
  29. Caravel, bred by Liz Merryman, won the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
  30. Mystic Strike wins the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup for the third time
  31. Leslie Young had three winners at Callaway Gardens plus two at Montpelier
  32. Keri Brion wins three at Montpelier and goes over $1 million in money won
  33. Matz had three 2-year-old winners, Motion and Houghton had multiple winners, and Jenkins had a win
  34. Keri Brion has two winners in Aiken, both three year olds
  35. Ani'amu and Down Royal win the two $75,000 Stakes at the International Gold Cup
  36. Virginia Korell's Tiepolo won the featured timber race at the Cattail Point-to-Point
  37. Irish trainers dominated Far Hills races with three wins, including th $250,000 Grand National
  38. Graham Motion trains two Stakes winners, with one aimed at the Breeders Cup
  39. Correction - Teddy Davies rode second placed Shootist in the Timber Stakes at Geneseo
  40. Andi'amu won the Geneseo Timber Stakes,, Leslie Young extends her lead in Trainer, Races Won
  41. Mark Beecher trains three winners, including two in featured races
  42. Bill Pape's Deciding Vote wins MATCH Championship
  43. Brion and Parker join up for three wins at Foxfield
  44. Houghton 1st & 2nd in Stakes, Motion, Brion and Matz have winners
  45. Storm Team wins the Shawan Downs Timber Stakes for Jack Fisher
  46. Both overwhelming favorites beaten in steeplechase races at Aqueduct
  47. Shawan Downs kicks off the fall season of steeplechase racing on Sept. 24
  48. Stunning upsets in two hurdle stakes at Aqueduct
  49. ARCA ladies compete abroad in Fegentri races
  50. Snap Decision goes for fourth G1 victory in Lonesome Glory Handicap
  51. Houghton has two allowance winners in one night while Ricky Hendriks had a winner bred by The Queen
  52. Keri Brion has a first-time 2-year-old winner and Motion, Houghton, Matz and Kingsley have winners
  53. Awakened wins another thriller for Jack Fisher
  54. Keri Brion's Theocrat and Freddy Flintshire place first and second in Saratoga
  55. Proven Innocent wins a hurdle allowance at Saratoga in a thrilling finish
  56. Bargary again rides two winners, one for Fisher and one for Beecher
  57. Graham Motion and Bernie Houghton have Stakes winners
  58. Leslie Young wins two at Colonial, including the Stakes with Our Bab
  59. Graham Motion has 7 race win streak, while Eons, Fille d"Esprit/Kaylasaurus, Beren & Mr. Speaker lead their MATCH divisions
  60. Wendy Hendriks, at the top of a dynasty, Ricky Hendriks, Bernie Houghton and Michael Matz train winners and Brookly Strong is Stakes placed
  61. Snap Decision dominates the Jonathan Sheppard Stakes despite high weight
  62. Jamie Bargery rides winners for trainers Ricky Hendriks and Neil Morris
  63. State of Affair wins for Todd Wyatt at Saratoga
  64. Sean McDermott and Richard Valentine saddle steeplechase winners at Colonial Downs
  65. Keri Brion saddles another winner with Howyabud in the Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes
  66. Pleasecallmeback wins a maiden steeplechase for Keri Brion at Colonial
  67. Project Two wins a Maiden race for Leslie Young at Colonial
  68. Keri Brion and Jack Fisher have flat success, Motion, Houghton, and McLane Hendriks have winners and Strawbridge has a winner in England
  69. Freddy Flintshire wins a $70,000 Allowance Steeplechase at Saratoga for Keri Brion
  70. Bright Eyed Eagle wins a Maiden steeplechase for Kathy Neilson
  71. Peat Moss wins the $30,000 Handicap steeplechase at Colonial
  72. Dalton's Down Royal won the Smithwick in a stretch duel
  73. Chubb Wagon won a MATCH race and Deciding Vote leads Match series in her division
  74. Keri Brion wins her second race at Colonial, this time in a handicap
  75. Arch Kingsley has his second steeplechase maiden winner at Colonial
  76. Brion saddles formidable trio in G1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial
  77. Princess Grace wins, Brooklyn Strong is third in a Stakes and Matz, Motion and Houghton have winners
  78. Ancient Times an impressive winner over fences at Colonial
  79. Keri Brion wins at first of Colonial's summer steeplechasing
  80. HISA regulations went into effect July 1 but with some rough patches
  81. McLane Hendriks and Graham Motion have Stakes wins, Russell Jones and George Strawbridge have international wins
  82. Agreeing horse racing needs uniform drug rules, trainers distrust the bureaucracy of HISA
  83. Chub Wagon wins Parx Stakes, Dickinson, Jenkins and Houghton have winners
  84. Motion, Hendriks, Matz and Houghton have winners
  85. Spendarella runs a very good second at Ascot
  86. Hendriks, Houghton, Motion, Matz, Jenkins and Dickinson have winners
  87. Leslie Young won three at Radnor, including the featured Rating Handicap Hurdle with Court Ruler
  88. Graham Motion saddled three winners in one day, including a G1 Stakes winner, while Houghton had five winners and Matz, Dickinson and Jenkins also scored
  89. Joe and Teddy Davies win two at Potomac
  90. Leslie Young wins three at Willowdale, goes into the lead in Trainers, Races Won
  91. Snap Decision wins the G1 Iroquois, Leslie Young goes into the lead in Trainer, Races Won
  92. Kathy Neilson wins two at Winterthur
  93. Keri Brion wins four and Leslie Young wins three at the Virginia Gold Cup
  94. Todd Wyatt's Be Counted & Lonely Weekend run 1, 2 at Middleburg P-to-P
  95. Jack Fisher wins two at Foxfield
  96. Vintage Vinnie won the Maryland Hunt Cup and set another new track record for the second year in a row
  97. Keri Brion saddled three winners at the Queen's Cup, including French Light in the Novice Stakes
  98. Parker Hendriks rides three winners at Loudoun Point-to-Point
  99. Mark Beecher saddled Road to Oz to win the Grand National Stakes, and Will O'Keefe retired as race announcer
  100. Keri Brion wins four at Middleburg, including the G2 Temple Gwathmey

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