Monthly Archives: March 2015

Conditions For Flat Races at the Gold Cup

Great Meadow Race Course
The Plains, Virginia
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 1:00 PM
3rd Race-Maiden Flat
Purser $30,000.  For Three-Year-Olds and Upward. (Virginia Bred, Sired or Owned Preferred.) Three-year-olds, 140 lbs.; older, 145 lbs.  The result of this race does count toward a horse’s official record. Seven Furlongs on the Turf.
7th Race-Allowance Flat
Purser $45,000.  For Three-Year-Olds and Upward which have never won a race other than maiden, claiming or starter. (Virginia Bred, Sired or… Continue reading

VA-connected Honor Code Wins GII, VA-bred Valid Third

It was another big week for Virginia-connected horses last week. Honor Code, part-owned by Virginia Racing Commission chairman Sarge Reynolds, ran a huge race to win the Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap by half a length.

Honor Code winning the Gulfstream Park Handicap. Photo courtesy Kenny Martin.

Honor Code winning the Gulfstream Park Handicap. Photo courtesy Kenny Martin.

The son of A.P. Indy has never been worse than second in six starts, including a victory in the Grade II Remsen and a second-placed finish in the Grade I Champagne.

“At the… Continue reading

VA-bred Wins California GIII

Virginia-bred Stellar Wind kicked off her 2015 season with a bang on Saturday, winning the Grade III Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita. Bred by Peggy Augustus and Stonestreet Stables, the 3-year-old miss was a $86,000 yearling purchase at Timonium.

After breaking slow in the 1 1/16-mile contest, Stellar Wind settled on the outside under Victor Espinoza, wiggling her way to the lead despite being four-wide on the second turn. Widening her advantage in the straight, the chestnut galloped under the… Continue reading