Weekend Virginia Winners

Virginia connections had a good weekend, with the Hare Forest Farm-bred Our Caravan winning the Calder Derby and the Ned Evans-bred Risque Reality winning an allowance at Aqueduct.

Our Caravan, now owned by Anstu Stables and trained by Michael Dilger, made his debut at Gulfstream over the winter, winning first out by 3 lengths before jumping straight into graded company in the Holy Bull. Off the board in that event and the Fountain of Youth, the son of Daaher returned here to win in style, drawing off to a 9 3/4-length victory.

Our Caravan wins the Calder Derby by 9 3/4 lengths. Photo courtesy Coady Photography.

Our Caravan wins the Calder Derby by 9 3/4 lengths. Photo courtesy Coady Photography.

Risque Reality, a Virginia-bred 3-year-old broke her maiden at Aqueduct in November of last year and has been knocking at the door of allowance races since. The daughter of More Than Ready raced keenly just off the leaders before coming in at the sixteenth pole to bump second-placed Sustainable. Risque Reality proved the best, however, rolling under the wire three-quarters of a length to the good. The filly is now owned by Late Night Stables and trained by Peter Pugh.

Risque Reality wins an Aqueduct allowance April 6. Photo courtesy Adam Conglianese.

Risque Reality wins an Aqueduct allowance April 6. Photo courtesy Adam Conglianese.