Virginia-bred Love Colony was reserved off the pace, saved ground on the final turn while moving into contention and took the lead in the stretch to win the $20,000 Old Dominion Turf Championship at the International Gold Cup race meet by 1 ¼ lengths.

The five-year-old Love Colony, by Not For Love, out of Soaring Colony, by Pleasant Colony earned $12,500 for owner Debra Kachel, trainer Ricky Hendriks and jockey Jake Chalfin.

The same owner/trainer team provided the runner-up as Secret Style ($3,600) was second while Godie Key’s Virginia-bred veteran, I’m A Hokie ($2,000) was third. Daybreak Stables’ Roseville Run ($1,000) was foruth while Mede Chaba Stable and Stud LLC’s Class Band ($800) was fifth. The frield was rounded out by Seeking Allie ($600), River Magic, Smartes One and That Dream Cat.

The winner was bred by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, III and the race was sponsored by Edward P. Evans of Spring Hill Farm.

(Photo by Douglas Lees)