Three Virginia-bred Winners on Friday

Congratulations to the three Virginia-bred winners on Friday!

Inmemoryofdad started the action off at Charles Town in the first, a maiden over 7 furlongs. The 3-year-old daughter of Knight of Darkness, a homebred for for Gerald A. Nuckols and C. Wayne Nuckols, took the lead from the start and never relinquished it. Never threatened, Inmemoryofdad bolted under the wire the better part of 6 lengths to the good, beating the favorite Wildly Appealing handily. Inmemoryofdad is trained by Joan Reynolds. 

The Firestone-bred Willisville wasn’t far behind in breaking his maiden in the third over 6 1/2 furlongs at the same venue. The 2-year-old son of Grand Reserve was knocking on the door of the Jamestown Stakes at Laurel in September, running third. He ran seventh in his next start, but returned here to win by 3 1/4 lengths after leading gate to wire. Willisville is trained by Jean Rofe.

Taking the action cross-country, the Lazy Lane-bred Hunterwood won a mile allowance at Remington Park. The 3-year-old son of Hansel lodged his third lifetime victory here for current connections Danny Caldwell and trainer Federico Villafranco. Between horses from the start, Hunterwood found a seam and slipped through to take the lead by the three-quarter marker. Pulling away in the stretch, he was allowed to idle under the wire, winning by a handy 10 1/2 lengths.

As always, be sure to keep an eye on our Virginia-bred entries and results page, updated daily!