Over The Lea and Diana Gillam winning the Virginia H.B.P.A. Purse at the Piedmont Hunt Point-to-Point races on March 20 in Upperville, VA. (Photo by Susan M. Carter)

Ice Box (8), ridden by Jose Lezcano, captures the $750,000 Florida Derby Gr. I on Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Photo by

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Tuscan Evening and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the $150,000 Santa Ana Handicap Gr.II Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.

In this photo provided by Fair Grounds, Ide Like A Double, left, ridden by Patrick Valenzuela passes Snug, ridden by Richard Eramia, right, to win the Costa Rising Stakes at Fair Grounds, in New Orleans, on Saturday, March 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Fair Grounds, Lou Hodges, Jr.)

Nellie Mae Cox’s Plantation made his stakes debut in the $57,400 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday, and the three-year-old Luftikus gelding handled the step up in class to extend his career record to four wins in as many starts. Travis Dunkelberger was in the irons.

Cox lives in Virginia, is a VTA member and on the Board of Directors of the Virginia H.B.P.A. To read more, click here.

(Photo by Jim McCue/MJC)

In this image provided by New York Racing Association, Ramon Dominguez, 33, the leading jockey on the NYRA circuit, poses after his 4,000th career win aboard Fortyninegeorgest. in the second race at Aqueduct Racetrack, Friday, March 19, 2010.

Paul Pompa Jr.’s talented sprinter D’ Funnybone could be on the path to the Preakness Stakes after rolling to a clear win over hard-charging Ibboyee in the $150,000 Swale Stakes Gr.II on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. (Photo by

Devil May Care, largely forgotten by the betting public at 7.10-to-1 odds, inhaled Amen Hallelujah in midstretch to secure victory in the $200,000 Bonnie Miss Gr.II on Florida Derby Day. (Photo by

Former Virginia Derby winner and champion Gio Ponti gallops at Meydan in Dubai. (Photo by

Jockey Brent Stanley rides Delayedreaction to win the Programmed Property Services Anniversary Vase race during Anniversary Vase Race Day at Caulfield Racecourse on March 20, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images AsiaPac)