Foxfield Fall Races
Charlottesville, Virginia
Sunday, September 24, 2017

First Race
Purse $15,000    Maiden Claiming Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Show King$15,000156Sean McDermottShannon Hill FarmJimmy Day$9,000
2Pac Yer Tack$15,000156Michael MitchellC & C Racing LLCKeri Brion$2,700
3Life Said$15,000156Shane CriminAugustin StablesRichard L. Valentine$1,500
4Say No Maux$12,500148Ross GeraghtyWendy W. HendriksRicky Hendriks$750
5Etched In Time$10,000*133Keith DaltonMike DaltonLilith Boucher$600
6Regal Ralph$10,000144Jack DoyleMason Hardaway LamptonLilith Boucher$450
7Perkup$10,000148Graham WattersMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Katherine Neilson 
8Last Farewell$15,000156Kieran NorrisMagalen O. BryantDoug Fout 
9Awesome Adrian$10,000144Gerard GalliganNancy A. ReedKatherine Neilson 
PUMeeteetse Fly$15,000152Darren NagleSchoolhouse FarmKenneth G. McPeek 

Show King was reserved well off the pace, rallied on the turn for home to share the lead over the last fence with Pac Yer Tack, who set the pace. Show King proved best in the run in from the last.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 4:03 1/5   Turf: firm

Show King, b. g. 2011, by Fantasticat out of Straight Blues, by Straight Man. Bred by Eric J. Myer (NY)

Second Race
Training Flat    1 1/16 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Be Somebody 140Shane CriminBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
2So Far Away 142Kieran NorrisBetsy B. MeadDoug Fout 
3Moorland (Ire) 145Graham WattersSharon E. SheppardLeslie F. Young 
4Longing to Travel 145Darren NagleBuckshot Racing Stables LLCNeil R. Morris 
5Corstorphine (Ire) *145Keri BrionS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
6Needle in the Hay 150Michael MitchellMorningstar FarmRicky Hendriks 

Be Somebody was rated at the rear of the field, rallied from last on the final turn and came flying in the stretch to get up in the final sixteenth.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 1:50 2/5   Turf: firm

Be Somebody, b. g. 2014, by Stormy Atlantic out of Colstar, by Opening Verse. Bred by Miss Beverly R. Steinman (Ky)

Third Race
Training Flat    1 1/16 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Sixty Five (Fr) 150Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
2Union et Force (Ire) 147Graham WattersArnmore Thoroughbreds, LLCLeslie F. Young 
3Star Glitter (Fr) 145Sean McDermottLeslie F. YoungLeslie F. Young 
4Swoop 145Jack DoyleMrs. Thomas H. VossElizabeth Voss 
5Willie's Mojo 150Gerard GalliganRandolph D. Rouse TrustDavid M. Bourke 
6Woody Jr 145Kieran NorrisVirginia Lazenby Racing Stable LLCDoug Fout 
7Polstar (Fr) 150Archie MacAuleyAmy Taylor Rowe and Apple Equipment LLCLeslie F. Young 
8Front Row Center ***132Mike WoodsonHume StablesMichael A. Pearson 

Union Et Force led for most of the race and into the stretch but could not hold off Sixty Five, who was never far off the pace.

Winning Margin: 2 3/4   Winning Time: 1:39 1/5   Turf: firm

Sixty Five (Fr), b. g. 2013, by King's Best out of Accusation, by Barathea (Ire). Bred by Haras D'Haspel (Fr)

Fourth Race
Va Bred or Sired Training Flat    1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Jump Ship 160Shane CriminWhy Not Racing LLCLilith Boucher 
2Curve of Stones 155Gerard GalliganS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 
3Eryx 140Kieran NorrisSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris 
4Super Bird 160Jeff MurphyR. Robert KirkEdward Mulligan 

Curve of Stones sped to the lead with Jump Ship close behind. These two raced as a team around the turn and into the stretch. Jump Ship eased clear in the final sixteenth.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 1:50 3/5   Turf: firm

Jump Ship, dk.b./br. g. 2012, by Jump Start out of Britannia, by Sea Hero. Bred by Althea D. Richards (Va)

Fifth Race
Purse $20,000    Filly and Mare Maiden Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Waveless (GB) 151Kieran NorrisAmy Taylor RoweLeslie F. Young$12,000
2Lady Blanco 151Graham WattersAmy Taylor RoweLeslie F. Young$3,600
3Expecting 151Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmJonathan E. Sheppard$2,000
4Marleen (Ire) 151Sean McDermottSheila J. Williams and Michael HankinJack Fisher$1,000
5Hedonemewrongsong 151Darren NagleWeldspec Glasgow LTD.Liam McVicar$800
6Dawn Wall 151Jack DoyleThe Fields StableElizabeth Voss$600
PUSlug and Jockey (Ire) 155Jeff MurphyCross Racing Stable LLCEdward Mulligan 

Expecting set the pace to the final turn where Lady Blanco took over. Lady Blanco led over the last, but could not hold off Waveless' late rally. Waveless was second over the last and pulled away in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 2 3/4   Winning Time: 4:02 1/5   Turf: firm

Waveless (GB), b. f. 2013, by Three Valleys out of Wemyss Bay (GB), by Sadler's Wells. Bred by Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB)

Sixth Race
Purse $25,000    Allowance Optional Claiming Hu    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Orchestra Leader$20,000142Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$15,000
2Lord Justice (Ire) 148Sean McDermottBruton Street-USJack Fisher$4,500
3L'aigle Royal (Ger) 149Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCLeslie F. Young$2,500
FMutin (Fr) 140Shane CriminKinross FarmRichard L. Valentine 
RefEl Monstro (Ire)$20,000140Jack DoyleIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 

Orchestra Leader opened a clear lead at once. Entering the final turn Mutin pulled alongside the leader but fell at the third fence from home. Lord Justice staged a mild rally but could not threaten Orchesra Leader. This was Orchestra Leader's fourth win at Foxfield.

Winning Margin: 6   Winning Time: 3:59 4/5   Turf: firm

Orchestra Leader, b. g. 2009, by Van Nistelrooy out of Magic of Life, by Seattle Slew. Bred by Strategy Bloodstock (Ky)