8 Virginia-Certified Horses Win In The First Week In May

Congratulations to eight Virginia-Certified horses who won a race in the Mid Atlantic region the first week of May! The respective victories provided their owners with a 25% bonus.

Questionoftheday spent her residency at the Legacy Farm in Bluemont. Photo by Jim McCue.

Questionoftheday is a 3-year-old The Factor filly that is owned/bred by Larry Johnson and trained by Mike Trombetta. She captured a $35,000 allowance at Laurel on May 3rd. The Maryland-bred spent her six month Virginia residency at Legacy Farm in Bluemont and the win provided her owner with a 25% bonus. She also won an allowance optional claimer at Laurel last August and a waiver maiden claimer at Pimlico last May. In 10 career starts, she has earned $93,390.

Punk Rock Princess captured a $40,000 maiden special weight race on May 2nd at Laurel. Photo by Jim McCue.

Punk Rock Princess, who spent her residency at the Chance Farm in Gordonsville, captured her first lifetime start — a $40,000 maiden special weight race — May 2nd at Laurel. The 2-year-old Bourbon Courage filly won the 4 1/2 furlong race by one-half length in :52.53. Owners Trevor Johnson, Jeremiah Dwyer and Dan Slattery collected a 25% bonus from the triumph.

I Saw It All won a maiden claiming race at Belmont May 4th. Photo by Adam Coglianese.

I Saw It All won a six furlong $41,000 maiden claimer at Belmont May 4th, one of five Virginia-Certified wins on Derby Day. The 3-year-old The Lumber Guy New York-bred saw his bankroll exceed $50,000 with the win. He is owned by Team Stallion Racing and Windhorse Thoroughbreds LLC. I Saw It All spent his six month residency at Ingleside Training Center in Montpelier Station.

Maryland-bred Zonda won a waiver maiden claiming race May 4th at Laurel. Photo by Jim McCue.

Zonda prevailed handily in her May 4th start at Laurel, winning by 11 3/4 lengths. She was tops in a $33,000 waiver maiden claiming race, crossing in 1:37.05. The 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy is owned by Matthew Schera and was bred by Willow Oaks Stables. She spent her six months in Virginia at the Braeburn Training Center in Crozet.

Other Certified winners were Misty Fly (Christ Is King Stable), Ellyb (Audley Farm Stable), Fish To Fry (Erin McLellan and Judith Barrett) and Shakeshacklenroll (Mark Russell).

For details on the Certified Residency program and a list of participating farms and training centers , visit www.vabred.org.