Virginia Racing Round-up

Ned Evans-bred Code West won the Governor's Stake at Remington Park on August 16. Photo Courtesy Dustin Orona Photography.

Ned Evans-bred Code West won the Governor’s Stake at Remington Park on August 16. Photo Courtesy Dustin Orona Photography.

On Saturday, Ned Evans-bred Code West won the Governor’s Park Stakes at Remington Park by half a length. A recent fifth in the Grade III Salvator Mile at Monmouth, Code West won the Grade III Matt Winn at Churchill last summer, following a second-placed finish in the Grade II Risen Star. A full-brother to $475,800 graded stakes winner Charitable Man, winner of the Gr. 2 Peter Pan at Belmont Park, the now-4-year-old was sold as a yearling by his breeder at the Keeneland September 2011 yearling sale for $340,000 to Gary and Mary West. The Virginia-bred broke from the rail slot for current connections Bryan Hawk and trainer Boyd Caster. Sitting within striking distance in fourth, Code West moved up easily under urging and nipped the victory in the shadow of the wire. The bay paid $7 to win. 

Homebred St. Albans Boy won an allowance at Saratoga for Anne Poulson. Photo courtesy Adam Coglianese.

Homebred St. Albans Boy won an allowance at Saratoga for Anne Poulson. Photo courtesy Adam Coglianese.

Hare Forest Farm’s St. Alban’s Boy won his second in a row at Saratoga over the weekend. The son of Giant’s Causeway out of Rose Diamond, bred and owned by Anne Poulson, won an allowance at Delaware on July 21 before returning to annex this 1 1/16-mile contest by a head. The lightly-raced 4-year-old is trained by Kelly Rubley.

Virginia-bred and -owned Cap'n Raymond won a claiming race at Saratoga on August 15 for Woodberry Payne. Photo courtesy Adam Coglianese.

Virginia-bred and -owned Cap’n Raymond won a claiming race at Saratoga on August 15 for Woodberry Payne. Photo courtesy Adam Coglianese.

Virginia-bred and -owned Cap’n Raymond also won a claiming race at Saratoga last Friday. The three-time winner, trained by Gary Sciacca and bred by James C. Carter, won the third at the Spa over 5 1/2 furlongs on the weeds. The 6-year-old is by Artie Schiller.