Monthly Archives: April 2016

Diane Manning’s Miss Mischief Earns 2 Sovereign Awards

Miss Mischief, owned by Diane Manning of Virginia, earned two impressive pieces of hardware this past Saturday night at the Jockey Club of Canada’s 41st annual Sovereign Awards. Held at Toronto’s Woodbine Race Track, the awards dinner honored newly crowned champions of thoroughbred racing in Canada.

Miss Mischief wins the Grade 2 Bessarabian Stakes at Woodbine November 15, 2015. Photo by Michael Burns.

Miss Mischief wins the Grade 2 Bessarabian Stakes at Woodbine November 15, 2015. Photo by Michael Burns.

Manning’s elite 5 year old Into Mischief mare captured trophies for… Continue reading

Virginia-Breds Score at Charles Town

Charles Town has played host to several recent Virginia-bred triumphs, including Mitchell County’s first career win April 1st, Really Boppin’s gate-to-wire effort March 26th and Tomahawk Talk’s come from behind trip on April 2nd.

Mitchell County, sent off at 12-1, pulled an upset in his first lifetime start last weekend. The 3 year old son of Tactical Cat dueled initially with Blogosphere and the two bumped near the halfway point of the 4 1/2 furlong claiming race. After… Continue reading

Steeplechase Symposium & Sale Is This Sunday at Great Meadow

Mix, mingle, buy, sell, learn at the second annual Go Jump Racing Steeplechase Symposium & Sale this Sunday, April 10 at Great Meadow Racecourse in The Plains, Va.

Learn about the game, watch horses school, buy a prospect, join a successful steeplechase syndicate, see old friends…just come out and enjoy a day in the country.  The dozen (and counting) horses for sale, all either current steeplechasers or chosen for their potential as such, are part of an… Continue reading

Virginia-Bred & Connected Horses Set To Compete in 5 Graded Stakes Saturday

Virginia-bred and connected horses will be well represented in today’s monster card of thoroughbred racing at Gulfstream Park, which features the $1,000,000 Florida Derby & six other graded stakes. Post time for the 14 race marathon program is 12 Noon; the Derby closes things out as race 14 at 6:48 PM. You can watch and wager the action on line via TVG, XPressBet and Twin Spires.

Ned Evans-bred Valid (Medaglia d'Oro) winning the Grade III Fred Hooper Stakes on February 7. Photo courtesy Adam Coglianese.

Ned Evans-bred Valid (Medaglia d’Oro) winning the Grade III Fred Hooper… Continue reading