MONKTON, Md.--Senior Senator won another big race on his road to an attempt at a third Maryland Hunt Cup victory, this time in the Edward S. Voss Memorial Open Timber at Elkridge-Harford on April 6.
"We had a great day," said Davies. "Senior Senator won the Open, Some Response won by 20 and we won the fourth, too, with Vintage Vinnie. All three were ridden by Eric Poretz,"
Irvin L. Crawford III's Senior Senator, trained by Davies and ridden by Eric Poretz, won the Open by 2 lengthsover Riverdeen Stable's Biedemeister, trained by Rodd Wyatt and ridden by Mark Beecher in a time of 6:51.
Armata Stables' Some Response had an easy win in the time of 6:57 over a five horse field, as did Armata Stables' Vintage Vinnie, who distanced a field of four.
Ann Jackson's Raven's Choice, trained by Wyatt and ridden by Paul O'Neill, who won the 2015 Maryland Hunt Cup and is aiming for this year's race, won the Heavyweight Timber by 3 lengths over Frank Bonsal's Stand Down (Ire), trained by Davies and ridden by Poretz.Wyatt and O'Neill teamed up to win the Open Flat with Robert Masiello's Cotton Town.
Future timber riders Teddy Davies and Parker Hendriks, won their share, with Davies winning the Medium Pony on Rosemel's Tickle Me Pink and Hendriks winning the Field Masters Chase, Horses, on Lawn Ranger, while top trainer Bernie Houghton saddle Lickety Split for his son Tom to win the Small Pony race.
OLD DOMINION drew small fields on April 6, with only one race having as many as four entries, but Jimmy Day saddled four of the nine winners, all of them ridden by Bryan Culliname..
Day started the day with a walk-over for Shannon Hill Farm's Macnicholson (Irre) in the Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle and then won with Charles Fenwick's Apollo Landing, who won by 30 in the two-horse Maiden Hurdle.
Nesx, Day saddled Cristina Mosby's Fohall Drive to win by 35 in the two-horse Open Hurdle and closed the day with a 1 length win by Daybreak Stables, Inc.'s Hyperlapse (Ire).
Sweet talking Guy, owned and trained by Benjamin Swope and ridden by Erin Swope, won the Lady Rider Timber by 22 lengths over theonly other entry, Southern Sail, owned by Celtic Venture Stable, trained by Eva Smithwick and ridden by Woods Winants, won the Amateur and Novice Rider Timber by 4 lengths in the only four-horse field, and Monstaleur, owned by Black and Blue Stable, trained and ridden by Forest Kelly, won the Open tiber by 4 lengths over a two-horse field.
Street Review, owned and ridden by Theo Sushko and trained by Betty McCue, won the Restricted Young Adult Flat by 4 1/2 lengthson a rtwo-horse race, Talk Less, owned by PathFinder Racing, trained by eil Morris and ridden by Eduardo Leiva, won the Virginia Bred/Sired by 2 1/2 legths over a three-horse filed, and there were no finishers in the Foxhunter Timber.