Orange County Hounds Point to Point
Locust Hill Farm, Middleburg, Virginia
Sunday, April 2, 2017

First Race
The Zulla Road    Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Delawana 160Emme FulliloveBallyerin Racing LLCMadison F. Meyers 
2Scented Up 160Mike WoodsonHeather BooterbaughNatasha Aylor 
3Gallatin County 150Teresa CroceGordonsdale FarmChristopher L. Kolb 
4Allowed 170McLane HendriksMary Fleming FinlayEva D. Smithwick 
5Green Lazer 160Paige DanielsLeslie F. YoungLeslie F. Young 
6Sol a Pino 160Zoe ValvoNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
7Triton Light 160Scott WolfendaleNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
8Baumer 160Trevor RyanMichael A. SmithLeslie F. Young 

Delawana was rated in third for most of the race, moved to the lead in the final quarter mile and won in hand. Scented Up rallied but was second best.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 2:52 1/5   Turf: good

Delawana, b. g. 2008, by Langfuhr out of Dake, by Gulch. Bred by Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Schickedanz (ON)

Second Race
The Charles S. Whitehouse Memorial    Open Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Balance the Budget 160Ross GeraghtyStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
2Swellelegent 170Gerard GalliganPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
3Orchestra Leader 160Liam McVicarS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
4Cul Baire (Ire) 160Paddy YoungMichael A. SmithJimmy Day 
5Gotta Get Away 155Kieran NorrisPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
6Tiz Tasty Too 150Teresa CroceJennifer TaylorCarl Rafter 
7Crash McNamara 150Amelia McGuirkAmelia McGuirkForrest P. Kelly 
8Ten Saints 145Keri BrionJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard 

Balance the Budget stalked Orchestra Leader until the final quarter mile. At that stage Balance the Budget put Orchestra Leader away and won as his rider pleased. Swellelegent rallied for second but was no match for the winner.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 3:04   Turf: good

Balance the Budget, ch. g. 2009, by Bellamy Road out of Every Day Is Good, by El Corredor. Bred by Liberation Farm & Oratis (Ky)

Third Race
The Orange County Hounds Cup    Novice Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Georgetown Burning 165Kieran NorrisLana WrightNeil R. Morris 
2Class Cherokee 165McLane HendriksMrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr.Richard L. Valentine 
3Sal the Barber 165Gerard GalliganLewis SchaffelJonathan E. Sheppard 
4Addones Last Hurrah *165Zoe ValvoGalena RacingZoe Valvo 

Winning Margin: 5   Winning Time: 6:42   Turf: good

Georgetown Burning, b. g. 2010, by Yes It's True out of Kitty Knight, by Capote. Bred by Lana Wright (Md)

Fourth Race
The Rufus W. Humphrey    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Cuba Libre 155Shane CriminKinross FarmRichard L. Valentine 
2Mutasaawy 160Kieran NorrisPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
3King of the Road 155Jeff MurphyEllerslie FarmJeff Murphy 
4Amazing Anthem 150Michael MitchellWelcome Here FarmElizabeth M. Merryman 
5Strawbridge *150Keri BrionJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard 
6Make Big Plans 155Ross GeraghtyBonnie Rye StableJulie Gomena 
PURodie 160Brendan CrowleyLawrence G. and Rose B. McDadeSusan S. Cooney 

Cuba Libre was on or near the lead the entire race and had a comfortable lead with a fence to go. Mutasaawy closed with a rush but could not reach the winner.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 4:54   Turf: good

Cuba Libre, dk.b./br. g. 2013, by Medaglia d'Oro out of Crisp, by El Corredor. Bred by Adena Springs (Ky)

Fourth Race - Division 2.0
The Rufus W. Humphrey    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Mutin (Fr) 160Kieran NorrisKinross FarmRichard L. Valentine 
2Bob'n For Silver 160Shane CriminMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
3Balistes 160Ross GeraghtySara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris 
4Malibu Preacher 160Gerard GalliganIrvin S. NaylorKatherine Neilson 
PUGualamo (Fr) 155Liam McVicarBarker Racing LLCJimmy Day 
PUMoney Pitch 150Jeff MurphyRenaissance FarmJeff Murphy 

Mutin never faced a challenge while running alone on the front end and won in hand.

Winning Margin: 10   Winning Time: 4:15 3/5   Turf: good

Mutin (Fr), b. g. 2010, by Kentucky Dynamite out of Mytographie (Fr), by Anabaa. Bred by E.A.R.L. Haras Du Quesnay (Fr)

Fifth Race
The Locust Hill    Open Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hishi Soar 165Gerard GalliganRandolph D. RouseRandolph D. Rouse 
2Dino Mite (GB) 145Michael MitchellRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
3Mizyen (Ire) 155Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
4Fall Colors 145Liam McVicarS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
5Manacor (Ire) *145Aaron DavisManacor PartnersWilliam Dowling 

Fall Colors set the early pace, but the second time around Mizyen took command. Hishi Soar raced back in the field but rallied with about three furlongs to run and jumped the last alongside Mizyen. Hishi Soar pulled away and won handily.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 4:09 4/5   Turf: good

Hishi Soar, dk.b./br. g. 2007, by Theatrical (Ire) out of Go On Baby, by With Approval. Bred by Kaleem Shah (Ky)