GREEN VELVET WINS VIRGINIA RACE AT WARRENTON

Jennifer Pitts Virginia-bred Green Velvet captured the $2,000 VHBPA Virginia-bred/sired flat race Saturday at the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point.

Ridden by Melanie Williams for trainer Jazz Napravnik, Green Velvet covered the 1 1/8 in 2:10 3/5 winning easily by six lengths over Dr. Nitro and Coupe de Ville.

Green Velvet is a four-year-old mare by Petitionville, out of Green Jeans, by Green Dancer. She was bred in Virginia by Althea “Robin” Richards.

Complete order of finish: 1) Green Velvet (Melanie Williams – rider, Jennifer Pitts – owner, Jazz Napravnik – trainer, $1,200); 2) Dr. Nitro (Carl Rafter, Warren Owens, William Aylor, Jr., $400) 3) Coupe de Ville (Paddy Young, Eldon Farm Racing Stable, Doug Fout, $220), 4) Brogans Shield (Liam deStanley, Beth deStanley, Beth deStanley, $100) 5) Black Tie Night (Nick Carter, Randolph D. Rouse, Randolph D. Rouse, $80) 6) Ouagadougou (Jeff Murphy , Northfield Farm, LLC, Edward Mulligan); 7) Xoxoxo (Jacob Roberts, Warren Owens, William Aylor, Jr.); 8) Whisperjet (Kim Vest, Jalin Stable, Jazz Napravnik); 9) Harbor Voyage, Jennifer Jennings, Jalin Stable, Jazz Napravnik)