Monthly Archives: March 2024

Saturday’s “Secretariat Racing into History” Statue Dedication to Be Streamed Live by the Virginia Equine Alliance  

(WARRENTON, VA —- 3/28/2024) —- Racing fans in Ashland, Virginia will celebrate Secretariat — the Commonwealth’s most famous thoroughbred racehorse — with an annual birthday bash this Saturday March 30 and this celebration will offer something extra special. After a year of being trailered around the country to tracks like Churchill Downs, Pimlico, Belmont, Saratoga and Virginia’s two pari-mutuel tracks — Colonial Downs and Shenandoah Downs (harness) — for fans to enjoy, sculptor Jocelyn Russell’s magnificent bronze statue of Big Red has been permanently placed at the new Reynolds Family Plaza just outside the Randolph Macon college campus grounds in Ashland. Locals and visitors can now enjoy this famous Virginia-bred 365 days a year.

A formal dedication of the “Secretariat Racing Into History” statue will take place this Saturday at 2 PM and feature guest speakers like Russell, Kate Chenery Tweedy and others, along with musical performances and a ribbon cutting. The Virginia Equine Alliance, whose mission is to sustain, promote and expand the horse breeding and horse racing industries in the Commonwealth, will be live streaming the entire ceremony via its Virginia Horse Racing YouTube and Facebook channels so fans around the country – and world — can enjoy the special occasion. Viewers can simply click here on Saturday and link directly to the festivities. 


The 83rd Annual Piedmont Fox Hounds Point-To-Point Recap

The Piedmont Fox Hounds Point-to-Point took place on March 23rd, at the historic Salem Racecourse in Upperville, VA. The card was made up of eight races, ranging from a mile and a quarter to three and a half miles around the track. This meet is important to local fans of the sport who get to come out in the Northern Virginia area and see one of the first racing events of the year.

The spring PTP season continues at the Woodley Farm in Berryville March 30 (Blue Ridge Hunt), Ben Venue Farm in Washington, VA on April 6 (Old Dominion Hounds), Morven Park in Leesburg April 21 (Loudoun Hunt) and Glenwood Park in Middleburg April 28 (Middleburg Hunt).

Thanks to Douglas Lees for the Exceptional Photography!

VHBPA flat winner Grunion ridden by Michael Woodson
Maiden Flat winner Band Tour ridden by Manuel Aquilera
Open Flat Race Winner Scanno
Rokeby Challenge Bowl winner To Be or Not to Be along with rider Teddy Davies and the rest of the connections
Rokeby Challenge Bowl Piedmont race field led by Piedmont Huntsman on way to the post
Ladies Timber Race Winner Gaye Breeze ridden by Virginia Korrell jumping over a fence
Foxhunter Timber race winner Keys Discount ridden by Sam Cockburn
Amateur and Novice Rider Timber winner The Butler Yates nearing the finish line, ridden by Freddie Proctor
Amateur and Novice Rider Timber race winner The Butler Yates jumping over a fence ahead of 4th place finisher Post War
Suzanne Stettinius of Mint Meadows Farm congratulates Yomar Ortiz on his win in the medium pony race. Stettinius is also the trainer of the winner Blueberry.
Maiden Timber race winner Eternal Story ridden by Freddie Proctor
Junior Pony Race winner Janneydancer ridden by Yomar Ortiz

Enriched Colonial Downs Meet Highlights Spectacular Summer Steeplechase Season

The following was written by Tod Marks and appeared on his social media channels.

In a blockbuster announcement, the National Steeplechase Association has released details of powerhouse jump racing programs at the flat tracks this summer that includes 19 races worth $950,000 at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., and four races at Saratoga Race Course in Upstate New York: the A.P. Smithwick and Jonathan Sheppard, both Grade 1s with a $150,000 purse, and two $75,000 novice stakes, the Jonathan Kiser and Michael G. Walsh.

Additionally, NYRA will showcase the $150,000 Beverly R. Steinman handicap hurdle stakes, named after the longtime owner who has successfully straddled both the steeplechase and flat racing worlds with stars such as Dark Equation, who captured the 2008 New York Turf Writers Cup (G1), and Colstar, a filly who won more than $1 million on the flat. The Steinman will be contested at 2 ⅜ miles on Sunday June 9 at the Spa, the day after Belmont Stakes, which is being run at Saratoga for the first time while Belmont Park is reconstructed from the ground up.

NSA Director of Racing Bill Gallo pictured with Peggy Steinman.

“Peggy Steinman has represented the National Steeplechase Association at the highest level for decades, particularly at Saratoga, where her presence alone, sitting in her prominent finish-line box, has reminded people in the industry and especially at the New York Racing Association that the traditions of steeplechasing run deep,” said Bill Gallo, the NSA’s Director of Racing. “This is a fitting and wonderful tribute to a very special person on an historic weekend in Saratoga. She is thrilled with the honor and looking forward to the Belmont at Saratoga Festival.”

NYRA also reaffirmed its commitment to host the $150,000 Lonesome Glory (G1) and $75,000 William Entenmann novice stakes at the Belmont at Aqueduct meet on Thursday Sept. 19, a week after the Friday Sept. 13 opening day.

The summer calendar, which begins July 11 and ends Sept. 6, offers steeplechasing the opportunity to broaden its appeal to a wider fan base, especially at Saratoga, the highest profile race meet in the U.S.

NYRA races are broadcast live on Fox2 TV, with replays available on NYRA website, Fans can watch the races from Colonial Downs on their simulcast signal or via live stream from the NSA web site,

Colonial Downs will offer wagering on steeplechase races for the first time in years this summer. The races previously were held off the card — before the first pari-muuel flat race began — on Fridays.

All races will be part of the flat-racing cards at Colonial on Thursdays (the races were previously run on Fridays) and at Saratoga on Wednesdays. At both meets, the jump races will be at the beginning of the day. The races at Colonial will go off as the first, second, and third on the program, with a 1:30 p.m. first post. At Saratoga post time is 1:10 p.m.

Highlighting the action at Colonial are a pair of $100,000 filly and mare stakes, the Randolph D. Rouse and Life’s Illusion. Most of the races at Colonial Downs have been carded as open maiden special weights hurdles (one of which is restricted to four-year-olds), and all have gotten a purse bump to $50,000. There are also two $55,000 allowance contests for non-winners of two, and several ratings handicaps and starter events worth $30,000 to $35,000. Colonial is bringing back another popular event, a $50,000 flat race for horses who competed but didn’t win a jump race at the track during the meet. It’ll take place on the track’s closing Friday, Sept. 6.

The addition of the Beverly R. Steinman stakes gives the NSA a total of eight Grade 1s on the 2024 schedule. In January, the Virginia Gold Cup Association revealed plans for a new Grade 1 fixture, the Commonwealth Cup, at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains, Va., on May 4. Before that, the Carolina Cup Association announced it would bring back after an eight-year hiatus the Colonial Cup at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C., on Nov. 17.

Full major track schedule:

Belmont at Saratoga

• June 9, Beverly R. Steinman (G1)


• July 11, Open maiden, filly & mare maiden, allowance

• July 18, Open maiden, 110, and 115 ratings handicap

• Aug. 01, Open maiden, maiden starter, and allowance

• Aug. 08, Open maiden, 115 ratings handicap, and Randolph D.Rouse Memorial filly & mare stakes

• Aug. 22, Open maiden, four-year-old maiden, maiden starter

• Sept. 05, Open maiden, 110 ratings, Life’s Illusion filly & mare stakes

• Sept. 06, Flat race for jumpers who started at the meet but didn’t win


• July 17, A.P. Smithwick Memorial (G1)

• July 31, Jonathan Kiser Memorial novice stakes

• Aug. 14, Jonathan Sheppard Memorial (G1)

• Aug. 28, Michael G. Walsh Memorial novice stakes

Belmont at Aqueduct

• Sept. 19, William Entenmann Memorial novice stakes, Lonesome Glory (G1)

2024 NSA Grade 1s

May 04, $150,000 Commonwealth Cup, 2 ⅛ miles, Virginia Gold Cup Races

May 11, $200,000 Calvin Houghland Memorial Iroquois, 3 miles, Iroquois

June 09, $150,000 Beverly R. Steinman, 2 ⅜ miles, Saratoga

July 17, $150,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial, 2 ⅜ miles, Saratoga

Aug. 14, $150,000 Jonathan Sheppard Memorial, 2 ⅜ miles, Saratoga

Sept. 19, $150,000 Lonesome Glory, 2 ½ miles, Belmont at Aqueduct

Oct. 19, $250,000 Grand National, 2 ⅝ miles, Far Hills

Nov. 17, $150,000 Colonial Cup, 2 ⅝ miles, Colonial Cup

Note: The Iroquois and Grand National are weight-for-age races. The other Grade 1s are handicaps.

Colonial Downs Conducts Annual Controlled Burn of Secretariat Turf Course on March 18

The annual controlled burn of the Secretariat Turf Course at Colonial Downs took place Monday March 18 at the New Kent track. The grass oval is set ablaze at this time every year to quickly and efficiently remove dead cover off the surface’s top player. The burn also drives nutrients deeper into the ground to provide a green, lush and safe racing surface in time for the summer racing which begins July 11 and continues through September 7.

The 2024 burn was completed in a record time of just over one hour. The burn was conducted under the supervision of Colonial’s Senior Director of Racing Operations Frank Hopf, new Director of Track Operations Leif Dickinson and of course, New Kent Fire & Rescue.

The 9-week summer thoroughbred season will feature daily average purses in the $700,000 range along with racing Thursdays and Saturdays at 1:30 PM and Fridays at 4:30 PM. Photos of the controlled follow (overhead photos provided by Mitchell Bradley)

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Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point Recap

The Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point took place on March 16th, at the historic Airlie Racecourse in Warrenton, VA. The card was made up of ten races, ranging from a mile and an eighth to three miles around the track. This meet is important to local fans of the sport who get to come out in the Northern Virginia area and see one of the first racing events of the year.

The spring PTP season continues at the Salem Course in Upperville March 23 (Piedmont Fox Hounds), the Woodley Farm in Berryville March 30 (Blue Ridge Hunt), the Ben Venue Farm in Ben Venue April 6 (Old Dominion Hounds), Morven Park in Leesburg April 21 (Loudoun Hunt) and Glenwood Park in Middleburg April 28 (Middleburg Hunt).

Thanks to Douglas Lees for the Exceptional Photography!

Novice Rider Flat Race winner Kenilworth King ridden by Conor Tierney
 Freddie Procter won Open Flat race on The Hero Next Door
Todd McKenna, trainer of Amateur and Novice Rider timber winner Hard Strike with trophy
Open Flat Race left to right: #4–The Hero Next Door (Freddie Procter, up) –1st; Caramelised (Jamie Bargary, up) –2nd; Ireland’s Call (Evan Dewan, up) –3rd; Boffo Kid–4th
Virginia Bred or Sired Flat race 2nd-place finishing Jockey Virginia Korrell after the race
Foxhunter Timber winner Keys Discount
Novice Rider Timber race winner Sarah Cundith on Karl Cares on way to post
3rd Division Maiden Hurdle Winner In Effect ridden by Parker Hendriks
Open Timber race left to right: Parker Hendriks who won race on Lap of the Gods; #1–Mystic Strike (Andrew Burke Ott, up)
2nd Division Maiden Hurdle race winner Giantsbane ridden by Virginia Korrell
First Division winner of Maiden hurdle race Love Saga ridden by Sean McDermott, followed by Teddy Davies on Cuppateaman
First Division winner of Maiden hurdle race Love Saga ridden by Sean McDermott
Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle race winner Decisive Triumph ridden by Dan Nevin
Open Hurdle Winner #3 Lightning Rod ridden by Parker Hendriks

Penny Chenery: The Woman Who Saved Meadow Stable

In honor of International Womens Day we celebrate Penny Chenery and her contributions to the horse racing industry both in the Commonwealth of Viriginia and to the sport as a whole. Exceptional Horsewomen like Penny have paved the way for the modern racing industry in Virginia!

Originally posted on

Penny Chenery and her most famous horse, Secretariat. (Paul Schafer/BloodHorse photo)

The letters meant so much to Penny Chenery, breeder and owner of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat. They were written by ambitious girls from coast to coast, telling her she served as a role model for them.

In an age when there was no emphasis on providing women with an advanced education, Chenery attended Columbia Business School. That gave her the background she needed as she turned around faltering Meadow Stable, a racing and breeding operation founded by her father, Christopher.

Chenery, who passed away in September 2017 at age 95, never forgot her father’s encouragement and how much that meant to her.

“He told me, ‘You can accomplish anything you want to, as long as you work hard and care,’ ” she remembered in a 2015 interview.

She became determined to revive Meadow Stable for reasons that involved the heart more than business. “I love horses and I loved my dad,” she said. “He was failing and my brother and sister wanted to sell the stable and I said, ‘No, not while Dad is alive.’ ”

Penny Chenery and Secretariat

Chenery and Secretariat enter the winner’s circle. (Bob Coglianese)

Chenery embraced the role of a rare female leader in business. She knew horses, having ridden since age 5, and she was prepared to make tough decisions. She fired Casey Hayes, the farm’s long-time trainer, in 1969.

After consulting with family friend and business associate Bull Hancock of Claiborne Farm, she hired Roger Laurin to replace Hayes. He helped to make the operation profitable again before leaving to train for the Phipps family. Chenery hired Roger’s father, Lucien, to succeed him.

Her wisdom and diligence paid off in a big way in 1972. Riva Ridge swept the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes while Secretariat began to fulfill his seemingly boundless potential as the champion 2-year-old.

Chenery thought highly of Secretariat from the minute he was born.

“He was a strong foal and he had an air about him. He was very self-confident,” she said. “He was the boss.”

He achieved somewhat measured victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 1973, each time holding sway by 2 1/2 lengths. Ron Turcotte, always believing a Triple Crown was well within reach, kept as much in reserve as possible for the Belmont Stakes.

And then he emptied the tank. That led to one of the most monumental performances in any sport, one Chenery remembers so vividly. Secretariat broke sharply this time; there was no hanging back the way he had in the first two legs. Sham was determined to make him run and make him run early. Sham gave everything he had – it was not nearly enough.

“He just ground Sham down,” Chenery said.

She could still hear Chic Anderson’s famous call, his voice rising with excitement. “Secretariat is widening now. He is moving like a tremendous machine!” She could still hear Lucien, always fearing the worst, saying, “Ronnie, don’t fall off.“

She could still see Secretariat, all but flying down the stretch as Turcotte peeked behind him to see the scorched competition almost fading from view.

Her pride in Secretariat was as strong in 2015 as it was when he was hailed as a Triple Crown champion. “He’s a hero without blemish,” she said. “He’s a true champion you can admire from any field.”

Chenery went on to join Martha Gerry and Allaire du Pont as the first women to be admitted as members of The Jockey Club. It was only fitting.

Note: This artice was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.

Fun Facts

  • Her father, Christopher Chenery, overcame childhood poverty to make a fortune in utilities.
  • She served as a Red Cross volunteer who traveled to France as a Doughnut Girl to boost troop morale during World War II.
  • She bred Saratoga Dew, the first New York-bred to win an Eclipse Award. Saratoga Dew was voted the top 3-year-old filly in 1992.
  • She was portrayed by Diane Lane in the 2010 motion picture “Secretariat.”
  • She received honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., in March 2011.


The Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-point returns to Woodley Farm in Berryville, VA on Saturday, March 30th for its 75th running. For the first time, the event will feature NSA-sanctioned races! The two sanctioned races are sponsored by the VEA and will feature purses of $15,000.  Gates open at 10 AM and the first post is 1 PM. For tickets and more information visit BRH | Blue Ridge Hunt.

Originally Posted on, written by Rebecca Maynard

Everyone in the community is invited on Saturday, March 30 to enjoy the running of the Blue Ridge Hunt’s 75th annual point-to-point races, held at Woodley Farm.

The historic 383-acre property is located at 490 Woodley Lane, two and a half miles south of Berryville. It was originally bought by Daniel Sowers in the 1830s from George Washington’s cousin and has been used for fox hunting ever since. One of the unique things about the property is that it has one of the only point-to-point courses in Virginia that allows spectators to see the entire course at one time.

As Norm Fine notes in his history, today’s followers of the Blue Ridge hounds ride over the same hills and fields and along the same twists and turns of the Shenandoah River as did George Washington nearly 300 years ago when he followed the hounds of his employer and friend Thomas, the sixth Lord Fairfax. At 16, Washington had come to Fairfax’s Greenway Court in what is now White Post, to help survey Fairfax’s holdings. The two pursued the native gray fox behind hounds that Fairfax had sent over from England prior to his arrival.

Fine explains that fox hunting in Virginia flourished privately until the massive changes after the Civil War set the stage for the formation of organized hunts and subscription packs. The period following the war saw a number of Englishmen moving to Virginia, many of whom were fox hunters in their native England. One such Englishman, Archibald Bevan, helped to organize the Blue Ridge Hunt in 1888, and he served as its first Master.

A hundred thirty-six years later, Jeffrey LeHew, Joint Master of the Blue Ridge Hunt and chairman of the races, says that this year is a special one.

“It’s our 75th year at Woodley Farm, which is a big deal for us, and we’ve had races for all these years,” LeHew said. “We have the same things we’ve always had — a parade of fox hounds, a parade of beagles, a kids’ stick horse race, car show, and carriage parade. What we’re having this year is special, and something we’ve never had before. We’re fortunate enough to have the National Steeplechase Association sanction two of our races, and with the help of the Virginia Equine Alliance sponsorship, those two races will have purses of $15,000 each. Because of the purses, we hope they will bring in some really nice racehorses from the East Coast.”

Attendees are welcome to bring picnic lunches to enjoy on the general admission hillside, and food vendors will also be on site, along with a “vendor village” with crafters and other items for sale. There will also be an appearance by the
Easter Bunny.

“We moved our date forward two weeks to March 30, but another exciting thing is we moved it from Sunday to Saturday, and that is a big deal,” LeHew said, explaining that many people had expressed a preference for Saturday in order to be able to picnic and enjoy the day without being concerned with work or school the next day.

General admission is $30 for a carload ahead of time and $40 at the gate, and reservations can be made online at or by phone at 540-931-1919. LeHew said there is a new, easy to use online ticketing option this year that allows people to view a chart and reserve parking spaces.

“We hope that many in the community will come out and that we’ll get a big crowd, even if they don’t like horse racing, because there are so many other things to do,” LeHew said.

Aidan Turnage-Barney Wants Virginia to be for Lovers of Horse Racing

Originally posted on on 3/8/2024, Written by Chris Lomon.

Aidan Turnage-Barney always treasures the moment when he sees the smiles grow wider and wider.

It is a scene he has witnessed, first-hand, dozens of times, and will no doubt view countless times in the future. While reactions are nearly identical, Turnage-Barney will never grow tired of watching them unfold.

“My biggest enjoyment is having a new fan come to the track and see them really get it,” Turnage-Barney said. “Whether it’s at Colonial [Downs] or Shenandoah [Downs], taking people to the backside where they can see the horses up close, I find there is always a moment where they get it, they understand what makes our sport so great. To me, it’s the click of them understanding why we all love it so much and why we do it.”

The 24-year-old, who currently holds the reins of marketing and racing operations assistant for the Virginia Equine Alliance and field director for the VHBPA, can certainly relate.

He was once that kid; and still very much is.

“My journey at the racetrack started when I was little,” he said. “I have family down in Virginia and my uncle used to work at Colonial Downs as a host, taking people around for tours and things like that. I grew up going to the races — this is when Colonial had both thoroughbred and standardbred racing — and I loved it all.

“Growing up and going to school — I was a Recreation Management Major at Lock Haven University [in Pennsylvania] — I always loved going to the races. I made a point of trying to get to Colonial Downs every time I was in Virginia.”

Hired as an intern at VHBPA two years ago, Turnage-Barney’s unabashed enthusiasm for the sport is unmistakable.

He has already made significant contributions to the Virginia horse racing industry.

Turnage-Barney, who covers the nine-week summer thoroughbred meet at Colonial Downs, also helps in all departments at the spring and fall Shenandoah Downs harness meets in Woodstock.

“I started working as an intern for the VHBPA,” he said. “I worked for the thoroughbred horsemen’s group at Colonial Downs for that first summer. I fell in love with it right away. Getting to work on the backstretch and meeting so many people, seeing how people — grooms, hotwalkers, trainers — work so hard to get the horses ready to run. It was important for me to see that.

“After I graduated, Darrell Wood offered me the opportunity to come work as a full-time VEA employee. Being involved with the racing at Shenandoah Downs and continuing my work with Colonial, and then everything in-between in the off-season; it keeps me busy.”

All the experiences helped further his passion for the sport and its equine athletes and spurred his dedication to attract more people to the racing offerings in Virginia.

Turnage-Barney would love to see more people in his demographic coming to the racetrack.

“I never understood why it was never a bigger draw for people in my age group,” Turnage-Barney said. “When I was in college, sports wagering was always such a big thing with kids my age. I got obsessed with this idea of getting younger people to go to the races and wagering.”

He would also like to see Virginia horse people earn more recognition for what they do.

“It stuns me every day that there are these people in horse racing who spend their whole lives dedicated to this sport and their craft,” he said. “What they do is magnificent.

“To me, it’s all about spreading the awareness of what goes on in the backstretch. People don’t realize all the effort and commitment that goes into putting on great racing. I know that energy and I have been sharing that ever since.”

Turnage-Barney is also proud to share, unprompted, how he feels about his roles in racing.

What is the best part of his job?

“I tell my friends all the time that I have the best job in the world,” he said. “It’s never the same day twice. One day, I’m in Woodstock getting miniature horses ready for a special race at Shenandoah, and the next day, I am in a horsemen’s meeting.

“I get to be all over the place and see the sport from so many different viewpoints. I soak it all in and try to be the biggest benefit I can to horse racing in Virginia.”

It means a lot of time on the road and meeting a lot of people throughout the week.

“One of the things I do for both breeds is to go around to all the farms to make sure the horses are where they are supposed to be, in order for them to be eligible for our certified programs,” Turnage-Barney said. “I have days where I hop in my pickup truck and drive around Virginia to talk to the farmers and horsemen and do whatever I can do to help them and encourage them to bring more of their horses to the racetracks in our state.

“I love everything I do every day. I’m busy, but I like to be busy. The biggest challenge is that I am always moving, but it’s not a challenge because I enjoy it so much.”

Don’t expect his enthusiasm to wane.

“The thing I think is so unique about Virginia horse racing is the community we have built through all of our organizations; the fluidness between the thoroughbred and standardbred horse people,” he said. “The VEA being involved in all of it bridges all of it together and has led to great relationships with the people who play integral roles in our sport. We all come together and work as a team, to do what is best for horse racing here.”

Creating awareness and enjoyment of the sport remains a top priority for Turnage-Barney.

There is no doubt he has a knack for it.

“Every person I have been able to introduce to our sport, my hope is that we have crafted a life-long fan,” he said.

Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point Kicks off 2024 Racing Season in VA

The Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point (PTP) Race took place over the weekend, and it was an exciting event for equestrian enthusiasts and fans of steeplechase racing. The race took place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Boston, Virginia.

The Rappahannock Hunt is one of the oldest Point-to-Point races in Virginia, dating back to 1951 when the first races were held. The event attracts riders and horses from all over the region, and it has become a popular fixture in the local equestrian calendar.

The spring PTP season continues at the Airlie Racecourse March 16 with the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point, followed by others at the Salem Course in Upperville March 23 (Piedmont Fox Hounds), the Woodley Farm in Berryville April 30 (Blue Ridge Hunt), the Ben Venue Farm in Ben Venue April 6 (Old Dominion Hounds), Morven Park in Leesburg April 21 (Loudoun Hunt) and Glenwood Park in Middleburg April 28 (Middleburg Hunt).

Overall, the Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point Race was a great success, with a lively atmosphere, and some fantastic racing action. Equestrian fans will no doubt be eagerly anticipating next year’s event, which promises to be even bigger and better than ever before.

Thanks to Douglas Lees for the Exceptional Photography!

Large Pony Race winner Bailey ridden by Tessa Tullock
Abby Taylor won the medium pony race on Spur of the Moment
Rappahannock Hunt Flag
Small Pony Race (left to right) 2nd place finisher Gilbert ridden by Pauly Aquilera, and winner Roger ridden by Abby Taylor
Maiden Flat race winner #6 Bohemian Dancer ridden by Felix Astudillo
Maiden Flat winner Bohemian Dancer in winners circle with owner/trainer Jeremy Gillam with trophy and race chairman Oliver Brown, MFH
Open Flat winner #3 Prince Khozan ridden by Manuel Aquilera
Open Timber and Foxhunter races combined winner Barrister ridden by Forrest Kelly
Forrest Kelly receiving trophy and congratulations for Open timber win on Barrister
Maiden Timber race winner #11 Pleasecallmeback ridden by Virginia Korrell
Maiden Timber winner Pleasecallmeback ridden by Virginia Korrell post-race
A close finish in the Maiden Timber race between Pleasecallmeback and Karl Cares
Maiden hurdle winner Go Take Charge, with trainer Kathy Neilson