Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point
Ben Venue Farm, Ben Venue, Virginia
Saturday, April 7, 2018

First Race
The Ben Venue    Lady Rider Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Manacor (Ire) 150Amber HodykaSmall Giant's StableAmber Hodyka 
2Sweet Talking Guy 150Erin SwopeErin SwopeErin Swope 
3Skunk 150Emme FulliloveRonald BlankenshipEmme Fullilove 

Manacor led for most of the race, repulsed Sweet Talking Guy's bid with three furlongs to run and won easily.

Winning Margin: 4 1/2   Winning Time: 7:15   Turf: firm

Manacor (Ire), b. g. 2008, by Refuse To Bend (Ire) out of Mollyputtheketelon, by Rainbow Quest. Bred by Kilboy Estate (Ire)

Second Race
The Volanee    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Virginia Envy *145Archie MacAuleyRidgeview FarmCarl Rafter 
2Renegade River *150Evan DwanWits End Stable LLCWilliam Dowling 
3He's One Wild Dude 160Liam McVicarS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
4Allowed 160Jeff MurphyMary Fleming FinlayEva D. Smithwick 
RefTambourin *150Bryan CullinaneDonna T. RogersNeil R. Morris 

Virginia Envy was reserved off the pace in a tightly bunched field, made her move in the last quarter mile, jumped the last in second place and won in the stretch. Renegade River made much of the running but was second best.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 4:02   Turf: firm

Virginia Envy, b. f. 2014, by Cosa Vera out of Madame Envy, by Knockadoon. Bred by Teresa Croce (Va)

Third Race
Amateur and Novice Rider Timbe    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Churchill D 165Evan DwanWits End Stable LLCWilliam Dowling 
2Way Up High 165Erin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 
3Hishi Soar 165Woods WinantsRandolph D. Rouse TrustKevin Palmer 

Churchill D was second in the first mile then made his move to take over with two miles to go. He steadily widened and romped home all alone in an impressive effort.

Winning Margin: 3/16 mile   Winning Time: 6:54 2/5   Turf: firm

Churchill D, dk.b./br. g. 2013, by Tiznow out of Mousse Au Chocolat, by Hennessy. Bred by Forenaughts Stud (Ky)

Third Race - Division 2.0
Foxhunter Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Plated 160Evan DwanMagalen O. BryantJimmy Day 
2Addones Last Hurrah 170Erin SwopeMatthew McCarronZoe Valvo 
3Air Maggy 170Amber HodykaSmall Giant's StableKeri Brion 
4Seeking Deniro 160Matthew MartinezMatthew D. MartinezMatthew D. Martinez 

Plated went to the lead in the early going, answered Air Maggy's challenge the last time around and won handily.

Winning Margin: 8   Winning Time: 7:04 3/5   Turf: firm

Plated, b. g. 2009, by Tiznow out of Imaginary Gold, by Mr. Prospector. Bred by Overbrook Farm (Ky)

Fourth Race
The Meeting House Mountain    Open Hurdle    About 2 1/4 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Officer's Oath 155Liam McVicarS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
2Foxhall Drive *145Bryan CullinaneCristina V. MosbyJimmy Day 

Foxhall Drive went to the early lead, but following the third fence Officer's Oath took command. Officer's Oath was never seriously challenged and won handily.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 3:51   Turf: firm

Officer's Oath, b. g. 2013, by Luftikus out of Officer Pepper, by Officer. Bred by Daybreak Stables, Inc. (Va)

Fifth Race
The Leeds Don    Open Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Secret Soul 175Jeff MurphyMilldale Four LLCJeff Murphy 

Secret Soul was a walkover winner that schooled two times around the course.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time:   Turf: firm

Secret Soul, b. g. 2010, by Perfect Soul (Ire) out of Cherokee's Disco, by Cherokee Run. Bred by McKathan Bros. (Fl)

Sixth Race
Restricted Young Adult Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Comanchero (Ire) 140Elizabeth ScullySharon E. SheppardLeslie F. Young 
2Flaming Arrow (Ire) 140Abigail MurphyAbigail MurphyJody Michel 
3Bats Cleanup 130Liam BourkeRehilian Racing StableDavid M. Bourke 
4Extreme Warrior 140Hannah BeltSuzanne StettiniusSuzanne Stettinius 

Bats Cleanup set the pace until the final quarter mile where Comanchero and Flaming Arrow took control. These two battled to the finish with Comanchero proving best.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 3:17 2/5   Turf: firm

Comanchero (Ire), b. g. 2011, by Camacho out of Trempjane, by Lujoso 2nd (Arg). Bred by Yeomanstown Stud (Ire)

Seventh Race
The High Thicket    Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Strong 155Emme FullilovePathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
2Full Faith 140Bryan CullinaneCristina V. MosbyJimmy Day 
3Blue Atlantic 155Archie MacAuleyBallybristol Farm LLCLeslie F. Young 
4Pack Your Case 155Erin SwopeJulie NettereZoe Valvo 
5Charity Show 145Mike WoodsonHume StablesMichael A. Pearson 
6Girlsruletheworld 145Elizabeth ScullyElizabeth ScullyMark Beecher 

With a quarter mile to run it was anyone's race between Strong, Full Faith, Blue Atlantic and Pack Your Case, who were tightly bunched. In the final furlong it was Strong and Full Faith who drove to the finish with Strong pulling away in the final sixteenth.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 2:43 2/5   Turf: firm

Strong, b. g. 2013, by Harlan's Holiday out of Sweet Gold, by Gilded Time. Bred by Westwind Farms (Ky)

Eighth Race
Purse $2,000    The Leeds Manor    Virginia Bred/Sired Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Willisville 155Jeff MurphyJean L. RofeJean L. Rofe$1,200
2Naughty in Nola 140Liam McVicarNicki ValvoZoe Valvo$400

Willisville went to the front, led all the way and won in hand.

Winning Margin: 12   Winning Time: 2:12   Turf: firm

Willisville, b. g. 2012, by Grand Reserve out of Naturally, by Thunder Gulch. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone (Va)