A Maryland and West Virginia-Bred, Both Virginia Certified Two Year Olds, Win $40,000 Maiden Events At Laurel

Maryland-bred No Mo Lady and West Virginia-bred Burnin Ring O Fire, both Virginia Certified horses, captured respective $40,000 maiden special weight sprint races for two year olds August 10th at Laurel. The 5 1/2 furlong turf events were open to Virginia-bred, sired or certified horses.

Maryland-bred No Mo Lady spent her Virginia residency at Legacy Farm in Bluemont. Photo by Jim McCue.

No Mo Lady, a Mike Trombetta trainee, won by two lengths as the betting favorite against four others. Bred and co-owned by Larry Johnson, the winner was second in the turn before securing command at the top of the stretch. The filly is by Uncle Mo out of Thunderous Lady by Thunder Gulch. She spent her residency at Legacy Farm in Bluemont, Virginia.

All three Virginia-breds in the original field were scratched — Foot in the Door, Payneful and Indigo Queen. Kentucky-breds Beale Street, Creative Time and Trimmed in Grey finished second, third and fourth respectively while Maryland-bred Admiral’s Row was fifth.

​Burnin Ring O Fire on the other hand, faced all seven challengers in his division that originally entered. Susan Cooney’s Ready to Run led from the start until mid-stretch before tiring and surrendering the lead to the eventual winner. Burnin Ring O Fire circled the turn three deep from fifth and won by three lengths in 1:05.70. The Ray Pennington owned and bred gelding spent his six month residency at Ashland’s Eagle Point Farm. He is by Limehouse and is out of the E Dubai mare, Nashi. The upset winner paid $27.00.

West Virginia-bred Burnin Ring O Fire spent his residency at Eagle Point Farm in Ashland. Photo by Jim McCue.

Maryland-bred Tracy With a Y was second. Ready to Run, Drosselmoon, River Gal and Total Bien, all Virginia-breds, captured the third thru sixth spots. Candys Delight (Kentucky) and Luna de Fuego (Maryland) rounded out the field.