Racing Round-up

Virginia-bred C M’s Quietann, a homebred for Tracy A. Willis, broke her maiden at Charles Town to close out the month of June. The daughter of Civilisation, out of Lady Tops by Holme on Top, closed hard to win the 6 1/2-furlong contest by the better part of 7 lengths. She is trained by Edwin Tobin.

C M's Quietann, owned and bred by Tracy Willis, won a Charles Town maiden on June 28. Photo courtesy Coady Photography.

C M’s Quietann, owned and bred by Tracy Willis, won a Charles Town maiden on June 28. Photo courtesy Coady Photography.

Further north at Belmont, Virginia-owned V. E. Day earned his second in a row. The lightly-raced 3-year-old broke his maiden on his third try going a mile on May 10, in an off-the-turf maiden special weight. He got the weeds he wanted in this 1 1/8-mile non-winners-of-one and went off the chalk. Sitting in third for most of the running, the chestnut colt took the lead at the sixteenth pole and won by 2 lengths. By English Channel out of the Deputy Minister mare California Sunset, V. E. Day is owned by Virginian Maggie Bryant and trained by Jimmy Jerkens.

VE Day, owned by Maggie Bryant, won a Belmont allowance on July 2. Photo courtesy Adam Coglianese.

VE Day, owned by Maggie Bryant, won a Belmont allowance on July 2. Photo courtesy Adam Coglianese.