Loudoun Hunt Point to Point
Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia
Sunday, April 24, 2022

First Race
The Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational    Side Saddle Race on the Flat    About 1 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Soul Approval  Devon ZebroviousCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 
2Sky Babe  Lauren AppleJulie Louise NafeJulie Louise Nafe 
LRBird's the Word  Sarah PembertonSarah PembertonGeorge Kuk 
OCDrifter  Sally SmithAdrian NeffJulie Louise Nafe 

Soul Approval set the pace with Bird's the Word until the final quarter mile. At this stage Bird's the Word lost his rider and Sky Babe was rallying. Sky Babe looked to be the winner, but Soul Approval came again and won going away.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time:   Turf: firm

Soul Approval, b. g. 2012, by Perfect Soul (Ire) out of Approver, by With Approval.

Second Race
Small Ponies
Small Pony Flat race    About 1/4 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Lickety Split  Yomar Ortiz, Jr.EHM StablesBetty McCue 
2Mallory  Cami KernChris KernChris Kern 
3Olney Yes Ma'am  Skye GammonImogen WeaverMelissa Reyes 
4Dapples  Shep TurnerVienne YatesSara Turner 
LRRoger  Abby TaylorEHM StablesBetty McCue 

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: :24   Turf: firm

Lickety Split, paint g. 2013 Bred by TBD ()

Medium Ponies
Medium Pony Flat Race    About 3/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Blueberry  Yomar Ortiz, Jr.EHM StablesBetty McCue 
2Fiona  Ellet SharpNina McKennaKatherine S. Neilson 
3Charleston  Tess GharadaghianEHM StablesBetty McCue 
4Paisley  Jaidyn ShoreEHM StablesBetty McCue 
5Thumper  Savannah HutchinsEHM StablesBetty McCue 

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: :36   Turf: firm

Blueberry, gr./ro. g. 2012 Bred by TBD ()

Large Ponies
Large Pony Flat Race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Mini  Jaidyn ShoreEHM StablesBetty McCue 
2Bailey  James WyattEHM StablesBetty McCue 
3Goose  Carly KernChris KernChris Kern 
4Laugh Out Loud  Yomar Ortiz, Jr.EHM StablesBetty McCue 
5Good Magic  Tess GharadaghianEHM StablesBetty McCue 

Winning Margin: 3 1/2   Winning Time: :55 2/5   Turf: firm

Mini, b. m. 2016 Bred by TBD ()

Third Race
The Farm Credit    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 1/4 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Beat Le Bon (Fr) 160Connor HankinMerriebelle Stable, LLCJack Fisher 
2Pull Rank 155Bernard DaltonKate DaltonKate Dalton 
3Machenbank (Ger) 155Parker HendriksUpland Flats Racing LLCKeri Brion 
4Romp 155Graham WattersBruree StudJack Fisher 
LRHey Teacher (GB) 155Skylar McKennaHey Teacher PartnersSanna P. Neilson 
PUStrong Headed 160Barry John FoleyFearnought Farm LLCDoug Fout 

Beat Le Bon went to the front at once, established a commanding lead and romped. The others ran as a group with Pull Rank proving best.

Winning Margin: 1/4 mile   Winning Time: 4:43 1/5   Turf: firm

Beat Le Bon (Fr), b. g. 2016, by Woodchuck out of Frida La Blonde (Fr), by Elusive City.

Third Race - Division 2.0
The Farm Credit    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 1/4 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Montmartre D'Ange (Fr) 155Parker HendriksMadaket Stables, CFC Stables & Paul & Molly WillisKeri Brion 
2City Dreamer (Ire) 165Graham WattersRiverdee StableJack Fisher 
3Kenya Road 160Bernard DaltonKate DaltonKate Dalton 
4Webb 155Gerard GalliganGregory D. HawkinsJanet Elliot 
5Robert's Luxury 155Sean McDermottSouth Branch Equine LLCSean McDermott 
PUBarrister 160Harrison BeswickBlack and Blue StableForrest Kelly 

City Dreamer led the first time around with Monmartre D'Ange in his shadow. Monmartre D'Ange went to the front the second time around and won going away. Kenya Road rallied belatedly.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 4:49   Turf: firm

Montmartre D'Ange (Fr), gr./ro. g. 2018, by Montmartre (Fr) out of Rue Cler (Fr), by High Rock (Ire).

Fifth Race
Purse $2,000    Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association    Virginia Bred, Sired or Certif    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Gas Money 153Graham WattersPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris$1,200
2Keys Discount *140Dylan McDonaghGordon C. KeysSam Cockburn$400
3Post War 135Parker HendriksOver Creek Stables LLCJulie Gomena$220
4Lorinska 125Barry John FoleyValvo Racing LLCZoe Valvo$100
5Mountain Express *145Bryan CullinaneNicki ValvoNicki Valvo$80
6Percolate 160Mikey HamillJean L. RofeJames Piper 

Key's Discount was prominant through the race and appeared on his was to victory in the final furlong, but Gas Money came flying and got up for the win.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 2:41   Turf: firm

Gas Money, b. g. 2016, by Seville (Ger) out of Wonderous Woman, by Partner's Hero.

Sixth Race
The Katherine F. Russell    Maiden Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Baltimore Kid (Ire) 150Parker HendriksButtonwood FarmKeri Brion 
2Dothecantbedone (Fr) *140Sophie HeneliusRolling Tide LLCDoug Fout 
3Sky Stylish 145Paul CawleyAtlanta Hall Racing LLC and E Squared StablesElizabeth Voss 
4Timeistheenemy *140Bryan CullinaneViviane WarrenJulie Gomena 
6Can't Catch Kacy 135Mikey HamillSleeping Giant StablesKeri Brion 
6Artofthepossible (Fr) 145Barry John FoleyRolling Tide LLCDoug Fout 
7American Drama 150Courtney DankanichMaram LLCKeri Brion 
LRLeft Unsaid *130Abigail MurphyBetsy B. MeadDoug Fout 

Dothecan'tbedone led for most of the race, but when Baltimoe Kid found a different gear in the final fulong it was all over. Baltimore Kid won handily.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 3:01 1/5   Turf: firm

Baltimore Kid (Ire), b. g. 2018, by Milan out of She's My Aunt (Ire), by Beneficial (GB).

Seventh Race
The Takaro Farm Turf Cup    Open Flat    About 1 3/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Embrace the Grind 155Mikey HamillWendy W. HendriksRicky Hendriks 
2Historic Heart (Ire) 155Parker HendriksAtlantic Friends RacingKeri Brion 
3Belfast Banter (Ire) 155Barry John FoleyIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
4Jackson S *150Dylan McDonaghJames B. Steele, Jr.Cyril Murphy 

On a day when speed held up, this race was not an exception. Embrace the Grind opened a commanding lead and won as his rider pleased. Historic Heart made up some ground but it was too little too late.

Winning Margin: 7 3/4   Winning Time: 3:23   Turf: firm

Embrace the Grind, b. g. 2017, by Blame out of Hop the Six, by Artie Schiller.

Eighth Race
The Dale Lumber Company    Restricted Young Adult Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Best Chance 140Parker HendriksShannon Hill FarmNeil R. Morris 
2Big Dave 140Camille deStanleyCamille & Olivia deStanleyBeth deStanley 

In the early stages these two ran together, but the last time around Best Chance pulled away steadily and won handily.

Winning Margin: 20 lengths   Winning Time: 3:06 3/5   Turf: firm

Best Chance, b. c. 2017, by Quality Road out of Eloquently (GB), by Dansili (GB).

 

The Virginia Point to Point Foundation Annual Awards Party will be held at 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 5 at Buchanan Hall, 8549 John Mosby Highway, Upperville, VA.