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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Houghton and Motion have multiple winners, while Jenkins, Matz, Hendriks and Kingsley have winners

GRANTVILLE, Pa.--Bernie Houghton had four winners, including two of them on Sept. 6.

Our AndrewB Bill DenverOur Andrew B (Photo by Bill Denver)"We've been on a roll the past couple of weeks," said Houghton.

Harry Hoglander's Our Andrew B won the first race at Penn National on Wednesday evening, Sept. 6.

Our Andrew B won a $20,261, 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race for 2 year olds by 4 1/2 lengths after finishing fourth and sixth in maiden special weight races in August.

"Harry is a nice guy who has had horses with us for a while,"said Houghton. "We just dropped Our Andrew B in a claiming race to get a win for him."

in the seventh race the same night, Robin Perry's homebred Rightoffthebench won a $13,600, 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race for fillies and mares 3 years and up by 2 lengths.

"Robin is my sister's horse," said Houghton. "I had been trying to find a longer race for her, but couldn't, so put her in there. She got claimed.I hadn't wanted to lose her, but that's what happens when you put a horse in a claiming race."

Houghton was also third in Rightooffthe bench's race with his own homebred, Madison County.


HORSES bred by Kim Eshleman won two races in late August.

"Kim had a good week,"said Houghton.

Houghton trained both the first and second placed horses in one of those races,at Penn National on Aug. 21.

James Eshleman's Stassi won a $34,496, 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight race for fillies and mares 3 and up by 3/4l ength over Chapa, bred by his mother Betsy Houghton and owned by her Sylmar Farm.

Stassi had previously run second, third, fourth and third in maiden special weight races beginning in May.

"Stassi ran good," said Houghton. "She can run a bit.We'll put her in an allowance race next. Chapa will run back in another maiden race."

James Eshleman's Union Folly won an $18,000, 6 furlong Starter Optional Claiming race for fillies and mares 3 and up by 3/4 length at Penn National on Aug.31.

"I like this filly," said Houghton of Union Folly, who had been running in allowance races. "She's another one we just dropped down to get a win."

GRAHAM MOTION also had four winners over the past couple of weeks.

Gainesway Thoroughbreds' homebred Memorialize won a $130,500, 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight turf race  for 2-year-old fillies by 3 lengths at Saratoga on Aug. 20

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Strut won an $18,000, 1 mile Maiden Claiming turf race for fillies and mares 3 and up by 6 1/4 lengths at Delaware Park on

Aug. 26.

Strut was claimed by trainer Karin Wagner.

Jacques Dupuis and Luke Bourke's Regal Kingdom won a $38,500, 1 1/2 mile Allowance Optional Claiming  turf race by 3/4 lengths at Delaware Park on Aug.31.

Stone Farm's homebred Swore won a $157,000, 1 1/2 mile  Maiden Special Weight turf race by 4 lengths at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 3.

RODNEY JENKINS had two winners.

Unjin Jenkins' Imagine It won an $18,000, 1 mile Maiden Claiming turf race by a nose at Delaware Park on Aug. 30.

Hillwood Stable's Lilly Lightning won a $51,130, 612 furlong Maiden Special Weight for 2-year-old fillies by 1 1/2 lengths at Timonium on Sept. 1.

MICHAEL MATZ saddled John D'Amico's Ladyoutofthe Blue, bred by Jonathan Sheppard, to win a $28,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Allowance turf race for fillies and mares 3 and up by 1 1/4 lengths at Penn National on Sept. 6.

RICKY HEHDRIKS saddled his own Morningstar Farm's Certain to win a $13,000, 5 1/2 furlong Maiden Claiming race by 2 lengths at Presque Isle on Aug. 22.

ARCH KINGSLEY saddled Hurricana Farm's Fingalo to win a $34,500, 1 1/8 mile Claiming turf race by 3 lengths at Colonial Downs on Aug. 19.


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