River Deep Captures $30,000 Virginia-Bred Allowance Race Friday At Laurel

Congratulations breeder/owner Morgan’s Ford Farm, whose 3 year old Arch colt River Deep won a $30,000 Virginia-Bred allowance race Friday at Laurel. The event was part of the new VTA/HBPA “sprinkled” program, which features periodic races for Commonwealth-bred or sired horses at tracks in Maryland and West Virginia throughout the year.

River Deep took an 8 1/2 lead into the top of the stretch in the November 3rd Virginia-Bred allowance race at Laurel. Photo by Jim McCue.

River Deep took an eight length lead into the top of the stretch against eight others and crossed 5 1/4 lengths ahead of runner-up Jump Ship. Sgeldon Russsell guided the effort up top for trainer Phil Schoenthal.

River Deep prevailed in a maiden special weight race at Laurel his last time out. He has now won two straight with his win Friday. photo by Jim McCue.

Mr. Magician was third followed by Galaxy Express, On the Wings Of, Fly E Dubai, Virginia Royal, Trustifarian and Bourbon and Beer. Dream of Peace was scratched.