Virginia-Bred Weekend Captures Maiden Special Weight Restricted Race Saturday At Laurel

Congratulations to 3-year-old filly Weekend, who captured a $25,000 maiden special weight race exclusively for Virginia-bred fillies and mares Saturday July 15th at Laurel.

Bred and owned by Mr. & Mrs. Bertram Firestone, the daughter of Henny Hughes was best in a field of seven, who competed six furlongs. She prompted the pace outside Cross Roads initially, overtook the leader turning for home, then beat runner-up Daniella by 4 1/2 lengths, crossing in 1:09.33. Weekend, who is trained by Arnaud Delacour, is out of Wardrobe by War Chant.

Weekend captured a Virginia-bred maiden special weight race July 15th at Laurel. The winner was ridden by Feargal Lynch. photo by Jim McCue.

The victor, who didn’t race as a 2-year-old, is I-for-2 now. She finished fourth at Monmouth June 19th in her lifetime bow. Cross Roads finished third, followed in order by Brainchild, Scene of the Crime, Sheet Lightning and Holiday Hopes.

The next Virginia-bred restricted race is July 27th at Charles Town, and is a $5,000 claimer (NW2) on dirt at 6 1/2 furlongs. Seven additional races are scheduled between Laurel and Charles Town throughout the summer and fall. A complete list of these “sprinkled” races is available at