Virginia-Connected Winners

It was a big night for Virginians at Charles Town on December 20, with three Virginia-connected horses making it into the winner’s circle – following shortly on the heels of another Virginia-owned horse, Sister Mo, who broke her maiden at that oval the day before. Congratulations to all connections!

Sister Mo, trained by Susan Cooney, owned and bred by Virginia-based Quest Realty, broke her maiden on first outing at Charles Town on December 19.

Sister Mo, trained by Susan Cooney owned and bred by Virginia-based Quest Realty, broke her maiden on first outing at Charles Town on December 19.

Saint Zita, owned and trained by Patrick Nuesch, won a claiming race at Charles Town on December 20 as one of three Virginia-connected winners on the night.

Saint Zita, owned and trained by Patrick Nuesch, won a claiming race at Charles Town on December 20 as one of three Virginia-connected winners on the night.

Fair Fight, owned and trained by Jimmy Day, broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths at Charles Town on December 20, one of three Virginia-owned winners on the night.

Fair Fight, owned and trained by Jimmy Day, broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths at Charles Town on December 20, one of three Virginia-owned winners on the night.

Virginia-bred Really Boppin, bred by Jackie Hinson, trained by Jean Rof and owned by Vermont Farm (all Virginia-based), broke his maiden at Charles Town on December 20, one of three Virginia-connected winners that night!

Virginia-bred Really Boppin, bred by Jackie Hinson, trained by Jean Rofe and owned by Vermont Farm (all Virginia-based), broke his maiden at Charles Town on December 20, one of three Virginia-connected winners that night!

Virginians also had a big week at Gulfstream to close out the New Year! Virginia-bred Mythic, a $35,000 Keeneland September yearling bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, broke her maiden on her second start going 6 furlongs on Boxing Day. Owned by Eclipse Partners and trained by Wayne Catalano, the then-2-year-old won by 4 1/4 lengths.

The following day, Quiet Hour, bred by Carolyn Beverly, won her second straight by 4 3/4 lengths in a claiming race over 6 furlongs. The daughter of Quiet American was an $80,000 Fasig Tipton October yearling and is a half-sister to two stakes horses owned by Beverly – Powder Mountain, a multiple stakes-placed winner of $185,685, and Gallivanting, a 3-year-old gelding by Henrythenavigator who was second in the Jamestown Stakes at Colonial Downs this summer.
Quiet Hour, bred by Carolyn Beverly, won her second straight by 4 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream on December 27.

Quiet Hour, bred by Carolyn Beverly, won her second straight by 4 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream on December 27.

Mythic, bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, breaks her maiden at Gulfstream on Boxing Day.

Mythic, bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, breaks her maiden at Gulfstream on Boxing Day.