VIRGINIA CONNECTIONS – 9/04/07 to 9/09/07

– Race 4 – Virginia trainer Susan Cooney wins a $27,000 allowance race with Excommunicated. The West Virginia-bred gelding is by Housebuter, out of Minister’s Lady by Mane Minister.

– Race 5 – Virginia trainer Larry Curtis wins a claiming race with Maryland-bred Mr. Major Look. Mr. Major Look is by Rubiyat, out of Cancun Ruler by Key To The Mint.

CHARLES TOWN – Race 6 – Virginian R. Larry Johnson’s Lord of Midnight wins a claiming race. The Kentucky-bred gelding is by El Corredor, out of Midnight Stroll by Private Account.

– Race 5 – Virginia-bred Hugo, by Stormy Atlantic, out of Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern wins a $26,000 maiden special weight race. Hugo was bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm.

DELAWARE PARK – Race 8 – Edward P. Evans’ Intentional Fever wins the $55,000 Walking In Da Sun Stakes going 5.5 furlongs on the turf. The Virginia-bred filly is by Stormin Fever, out of Dance Teacher by Smarten.

– Race 6 – Virginians Patrick Nuesch and owner Sam English, II capture a $26,000 allowance on the turf with Kentucky-bred Raising Charlie. Raising Charlie is by Indian Charlie, out of Raise the Flag b Dr. Adagio.

LAUREL – Race 7 – Trainer Michael Matz of Barbaro fame wins a $24,000 maiden special weight for Virginians Bert and Diana Firestone. Elsie Jay, by Giant’s Causeway, out of Northern Pageant by Spectacular Bid wins by 1.75 lengths covering the 8.5 furlongs in 1:41.06.

LAUREL – Race 10 – Virginia-bred Idle Cash wins a maiden claiming for her breeder/owner Wayne and Susie Chatfield-Taylor’s Morgan’s Ford Farm. Idle Cash is by Cozzene, out of Ready Cash by Key To The Mint. He is trained by Alex White.

PRESQUE ISLE – Race 7 – Lazy Land Farms’ multiple Colonial Downs stakes winner Kona Blend wins an $87,500 allowance race on the all-weather track. Virginia-bred Kona Blend is by Dixieland Band, out of Life In Seattle by Unbridled. Kona Blend won both the $60,000 Daniel G. Van Clief Stakes and the $60,000 John D. Marsh Stakes during the 2007 live meet at the New Kent racetrack.

– Race 5 – Virginia owner Ron Kilbourne captures a maiden claiming race with Kittykitty Flys By. The Pennsylvania-bred filly is by Victory Gallop, out of Miribilla by Lord Avie.

CHARLES TOWN – Race 8 – Well known Virginian A. Ferris Allen, III leaves his Maryland stomping grounds and captures a $15,000 claiming race with Linda Harding’s Side Buster. Side Buster is a Virginia-bred by Housebuster, ouf of Als Delight by Wayne Country (IRE).

PRESQUE ISLE – Race 7 – Virginian James “Chuck” Lawrence, II captures a $80,000 alloance race with a Pennsylvania-bred homebred colt Makin Peace. Makin Peace is by Makin, out of I’m for Peace by Peace for Peace.

– Race 3 – The Scrappy T connections of Rob Bailes and Marshall Dowell send Mickees Mecke to the winners circle after a $16,000 maiden claiming race. Mickees Mecke, a Florida-bred, is by Mecke out of Saracenade by Cannonade.

– Race 4 – Virginia trainer Susan Cooney wins a $21,000 claiming race with Case of Reality. A West Virginia-bred, Case of Reality was bred by her co-owner Patricia Ramay. The filly is by In Case, out of Lost In Reality by Cure the Blues.

CHARLES TOWN – Race 6 – Virginia-bred Mr. Madison wins a $30,000 allowance race for owner John Casey and trainer Rodney Jenkins. Mr. Madison is by Wild Rush, out of Shorcount by Oh Say.

CHARLES TOWN – Race 8 – Virginians Ollie Figgins and Ray Pennington, III make up half of a dead heat in the $45,000 added Cinderella Stakes. There half is the appropriately named We’re In The Money, by Whywhywhy.

– Race 3 – The Brittle team of Clay, Jr. and Gould win a maiden claiming race with West Virginia-bred Lucky Sprinkles. The mare is by Lucky Lionel, out of Camachee Bay by Eskimo.

DELAWARE PARK – Race 8 – Colonial Downs stakes winner Pass Play wins a $46,000 allowance/optional claiming race for Michael Pino and Virginian David A. Ross. Pass Play is by Fast Play, out of Shecky’s Sister by Green Forest.