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Monday, September 25, 2023

Shawan Downs kicks off the fall season of steeplechase racing on Sept. 24

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--The 11 meet steeplechasing fall season that includes 63 races and $1.9 million in purses begins with Shawan Downs on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Ludicrous Mode CoadyLudicrous Mode,trained by Mark Beecher,is cross entered in the Ratings and Allowance Hurdle races (Photo by Coady Photography)The fall season will decide the champions in various divisions as well as the Eclipse Award winner.

Leslie Young, with 24 wins, leads in Trainer, Races Won, with Keri Brion second with 21 wins and Jack Fisher third with 11 wins, while Brion leads in Money Won with $751,750 over Young with $643,650 and Fisher, $582,650.

Parker Hendriks leads in both Races and Money with 17 wins and $506,250, with Tom Garner second with 11 wins and $399,050 and Freddie Proctor is third in Races Won with 10 and Graham Waters is third in Money Won with $392,150.

Bruton Street-US leads in Owner, Money Won with $396,350 and has the two top horses with Snap Decision, $220,500 and Proven Innocent,$125,700.

Irv Naylor is second with $346,050 and Leipers Fork Steplechasing is third with $189,050, while Kate and Bernie Dalton's Shadowfaax Stable's Down Royal is third with $120,000.

Ballybristol Farm's Andi'amu leads in Timber Horse, Money Won with $85,500


SHAWAN DOWNS offers eight races ranging from a maiden hurdle race for 3 year olds to a timber stakes, a number of which have numerous also eligibles hoping to get in.

The afternoon begins at 12:30 with a $20,00 Maiden race for 3 year olds with eight entries, followed by a $30,000 Maiden Hurdle with 10 entries and 13 also eligibles.

The $25,000 Ratings Handicap drew 11 entries and the $35,000 Allowance Hurdle has eight entries.

The $35,000 Timber Stakes has five entries headed by leading money winner Andi'amu, while the $15,000 Maiden Timber has 12 entries and 10 also eligibles.

There are two Training Flat races,each with 14 entries and five also eligibles.


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