VIRGINIA CONNECTIONS – JULY 13 to July 17

July 13, 2007
Race 1 – Davie Ross and Michael Pino win the opener, a $12,500 claiming event going short on the grass, with Laudable (KY). Laudable is by Commendable, out of Caique by Quest for Fame (GB).

Race 3 – Virginia-bred Clydetheglyde, by Scatmandu, out of Demoness by Demons Begone wins a $40,000 claiming race for owner, trainer and breeder Clyde L. Miles, Jr. The Virginia-bred owner’s bonus makes the winner’s share of the purse just over $22,000.

Race 8 – Virginia-bred Marina Minister wins a $5,000 claiming race on the dirt as the betting favorite. Marina Minister is by Rubiano, out of Possible Consort by Deputy Minister. Owned by Richard Rosenberg and trained by Ferris Allen, Marina Minister was bred by Edward P. Evans.

July 14, 2007
Race 2 – Old Man Crupi (KY), by Aptitude, out of Sabathani by Major Impact, wins a $7,500 claiming race on the outer turf for owner-trainer Stephanie Nixon and her Horseshoe Hill Farm.

Race 4 – David Ross and Michael Pino win a $5,000 claiming sprint on the turf with Tex and the City. Tex and the City is by Carson City, out of Shepherd’s Moon by Silver Hawk.

Race – 8 – P.T.K.’s Andrea’s Pic (pictured above) wins the $60,000 Somethingroyal Stakes defeating six other Virginians – Lady Olivia at Northcliff LLC’s Meadow Phone Home, Bruce Smart’s Leaves of Autumn, Mark Deane and Kieth Early’s Top Time, Morgan’s Ford Farm’s Bindloe, Randleston Farm’s Dixie One Step and Larry Johnson’s Changeisgonnacome. Andrea’s Pic, by Housebuster, out of Timely’s Pic by Piccolino is trained by Rodney Jenkins.

July 16, 2007
Race 1 – Pillow Pal, a West Virginia-bred, wins a $25, 000 claiming race for her breeder Virginian Bill Backer. Pillow Pal, by Housebuster out of Bundling by Believe It, is trained by Ham Smith.