SENECA, Md.--Joe Davies saddled two winners at Potomac Hunt Races on Sunday, May 15, both ridden by son Teddy.
Gerry Brewster and Richie Blue's Grey Ghost won the $1,500, 2 mile Maiden Hurdle by 1 1/2 lengths over Peace Nicker, trained by Julie Gomena.
"We claimed Grey Ghost a year ago and then ran him back on the flat at Colonial," said Joe Davies. "He was second in a $50,000 Maiden race with Forrest Boyce riding."
Davies ran him back on the flat a number of times after claiming him, with that second at Colonial his best finish.
"This winter, Teddy has been schooling him over fences," said Davies."This was his first start over fences.He's entered back at Radnor, and hopefully he'll go to Colonial this summer."
Davies saddled his wife Blythe's Brave Deacon, again ridden by Teddy, to win the $1,500 Open Hurdle by 2 lengths over Golazo, trained by Alicia Murphy.
"Brave Deacon fell in a race last fall, then this spring he was second at the Blue Ridge Point-to-Point," said Davies. "Then he won Saturday. It was only a two horse race, but it was still a good win. He'll run back at Colonial."
MARK BEECHER saddled The Hundred Acre Field's Cracker Factory (GB),ridden by Brett Owings, to win the featured $2,500 Open Timber by 3 lengths over Overdrawn, trained by James Piper.
Irv Naylor's Family Tree (GB), trained by Neil Morris and ridden by Paul Cawley, won the $1,000 Open Flat first division, and Virginia Young's Tanka Tough, trained by Courtney Young and Ridden by Owings, won the second division.
Willie White rode his own Night Sounds, trained by Elizabeth McKnight, to win the $2,500 Novice Timber as the only of four entries to finish, as two went off course and the third lost his rider.
Yomar Ortiz on Lickety Split won the Small Pony race, Cambrie Franks on Sugar won the Medium Pony, and Jaitlyn Shore on Mini won the Large Pony race.