Foxfield Fall Races
Charlottesville, Virginia
Sunday, September 29, 2019

First Race
Purse $15,000    Maiden Claiming Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Be Counted$15,000156Jack DoyleMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Todd J. Wyatt$9,000
2Good And Proper$10,000148Ross GeraghtyMorningstar FarmRicky Hendriks$2,700
3Be Somebody$15,000***146Bryan CullinaneBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$1,500
4Attracting$15,000152Darren NagleJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard$750
5I Wrote the Script$15,000***156Kieran NorrisKaren J. Jones and Mackenzie TaylorSam Cockburn$600
PUCamp Courage$15,000156Barry FoleyMarsha HewittArch Kingsley, Jr. 

Good and Proper took the lead at once and stayed there until the final fence where Be Counted relinquished his stalking role. These two jumped the last together, but Be Counted landed running and drew away in the run to the finish.

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

Be Counted, b. g. 2014, by Gio Ponti out of Lileagh (Ire), by Sadler's Wells. Bred by Charles Hayden (ON)

Second Race
Va Bred or Sired Training Flat    1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Speed Ahead 140Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
2Galaxy Express 155Thomas GarnerWesterly Farm and Why Not Racing LLCLilith Boucher 

Five horses entered the Virginia bred flat race, but on race day there were three scratches leaving only two starters. Speed Ahead and Galaxy Express raced as a team most of the race. With a quarter mile to run Speed Ahead established a 3/4 length lead. Galaxy Express remained a threat but could not cut into Speed Ahead's lead.

Winning Margin: 3/4   Winning Time: 1:51 1/5   Turf: firm

Speed Ahead, dk.b./br. g. 2016, by Temple City out of Colstar, by Opening Verse. Bred by Miss Beverly R. Steinman (Ky)

Third Race
Purse $20,000    Filly and Mare Maiden Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Inverness 155Jack DoyleKMSN StableKeri Brion$12,000
2Paris Lady 151Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$3,600
3Samurai Song 151Darren NagleButtonwood Farms LLCJonathan E. Sheppard$2,000
4Virginia Envy 155Graham WattersRidgeview FarmCarl Rafter$1,000
5Konstantinova 143Gerard GalliganBruno SchickedanzJonathan E. Sheppard$800
6Eve's City 143Thomas GarnerMagalen O. BryantDoug Fout$600
7Classic Spring 151Kieran NorrisRhonda L. and Kory CornumMadison F. Meyers 
PUThat's That 151Ross GeraghtyDebra E. KachelRicky Hendriks 

Virginia Envy and That's That set the early pace with Inverness in third. Inverness moved to second with one more time to go around while Virginia Envy continued on top. With about a quarter mile to run and with two fences remaining, Virginia Envy dropped back and Inverness took command. Paris Lady rallied belatedly for second but was never a threat to the winner, who won handily.

Winning Margin: 6 3/4   Winning Time: 4:00 2/5   Turf: firm

Inverness, dk.b./br. m. 2014, by Giant's Causeway out of Fareena, by Point Given. Bred by Spirit Lake Enterprises (Pa)

Fourth Race
Purse $30,000    Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Skydiving  Jack DoyleHudson River FarmsJonathan E. Sheppard$18,000
2Mr. Fine Threads 154Graham WattersSharon E. SheppardWilliam B. Santoro$5,400
3Eryx 154Kieran NorrisSara E. ColletteJulie Gomena$3,000
4Colonel Moorhead 150Darren NagleButtonwood Farms LLCJonathan E. Sheppard$1,500
PUSilver Crescent (GB) 150Thomas GarnerBallybristol Farm LLCLeslie F. Young 
RefMore Alex 154Ross GeraghtyImaginary StablesRicky Hendriks 
RefMajor Anthem 154Gerard GalliganStainbrook FarmsJulie Gomena 

Eryx opened a comfortable lead in the early stages but Skydiving joined him at the second last fence. Upon landing Skydiving had the lead and held the lead to the finish. Mr. Fine Threads loomed in the stretch but proved to be second best. Eryx faded to third.

Winning Margin: 1 3/4   Winning Time: 4:03 2/5   Turf: firm

Skydiving, dk.b./br. g. 2015, by Jump Start out of Solitary Strife, by Fit to Fight. Bred by Jonathan Sheppard & Hudson River Farms (Pa)