Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point
Ben Venue Farm, Ben Venue, Virginia
Saturday, September 12, 2020

First Race
The Big Cobbler    Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Paddy's Crown 160Mell BoucherWhy Not Racing LLCLilith Boucher 
2Praeceps (Ire) 150Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher 
3Espoir de Loire (Fr) 160Teddy DaviesBruton Street-USJack Fisher 
4Sky Hy Star 150Emme FulliloveSally E. HamlinCarl Rafter 
5Adjutant (GB) 160Skylar McKennaKatherine S. NeilsonKatherine S. Neilson 
6Notjudginjustsayin 160Aaron DavisNorthwoods Stable & Sheila J. WilliamsJack Fisher 

Paddy's Crown took the lead after1/4 mile and led the rest of the way.

Winning Margin: 1 3/4   Winning Time: 4:28 2/5   Turf: good

Paddy's Crown, gr./ro. g. 2013, by Paddy O'Prado out of Crown of Sheba, by Alysheba. Bred by Denlea Park LTD. (NY)

Second Race
The Ben Venue    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over Hurdles
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1You're No Better (GB) *150Archie MacAuleyArmata StablesRicky Hendriks 
2He'll Do *145Parker HendriksSanna Neilson and John L. HuganirSanna P. Neilson 
3Lap of the Gods 150Gerard GalliganJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard 
4Koko Star 150Barry FoleyFearnought Farm LLCDoug Fout 
5Noble Weed 155Sean McDermottStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher 
6Lovely Sunset 152Mark WattsBonnie Rye StableJulie Gomena 
OCCausei'mwonderful 152Bernard DaltonVirginia Lazenby Racing Stable LLCKate Dalton 
PUTopsfield 155Michael MitchellMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher 

You're No Better led most of the race and held off He'll Do and Lap of Gods in the stretch

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 4:17   Turf: good

You're No Better (GB), b. g. 2015, by High Chaparral (Ire) out of Wiener Wald, by Woodman. Bred by Car Colston Hall Stud (GB)

Second Race - Division 2.0
The Ben Venue    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over Hurdles
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Argentic (Fr) 160Graham WattersMRQ RacingNeil R. Morris 
2Sea Mast 155Barry FoleyMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
3Wildcat *140Sophie HeneliusBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
4Bogey's Image 150Sean McDermottSouth Branch Equine LLCSean McDermott 
5Overdrawn 160Bernard DaltonGordonsdale FarmJames Piper 
6Pinchot 155Mark WattsBonnie Rye StableJulie Gomena 
7Speedygalee 152Gerard GalliganWelcome Here FarmSanna P. Neilson 
PUZen's Land *150Archie MacAuleyEllerslie FarmEdward Mulligan 

Argentic raced in the middle of the field, closed well in the final quarter mile and won easily.

Winning Margin: 4 1/2   Winning Time: 4:16   Turf: good

Argentic (Fr), gr./ro. g. 2014, by Kendor (Fr) out of Soft Lips (GB), by Rahy. Bred by Wertheimer et Frere (Fr)

Third Race
The Volanee    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over Hurdles
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Yankee Doodle Boy 155Barry FoleyMelissa CantacuzeneDoug Fout 
2West Newton (GB) 155Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
3Bold Escape *150Sophie HeneliusSavage Den StablesDoug Fout 
4Riendo 160Bernard DaltonEdition FarmKate Dalton 
5Blushed 150Thomas GarnerJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard 
PUEleven It Is 160Michael MitchellDuodecim StableJack Fisher 
PUPaddy Wears Prada 147Sean McDermottSouth Branch Equine LLCMark Beecher 

Yankee Doodle Boy went to the front at once and was never threatened.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 3:55 1/5   Turf: good

Yankee Doodle Boy, ch. g. 2016, by Declaration of War out of Miss Laa di Da (GB), by Dr Fong. Bred by Magalen O. Bryant (Ky)

Fourth Race
Amateur and Novice Rider Timbe    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Withoutmoreado (Ire) 175Skylar McKennaIrvin S. NaylorKatherine S. Neilson 
2Prime Prospector 175Colin SmithPeter A. Jay & Sarah M. JayTodd J. Wyatt 
3Class Indian 175Justin BatoffJeremy A. BatoffWilliam Dowling 
OCWorzel Gummidge (Ire) 165Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher 
PUHafajay (GB) 165Chris GracieMrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr.Richard L. Valentine 
PUOfficer Sydney (Ire) 165McLane HendriksWendy W. HendriksRicky Hendriks 
PULawn Ranger 178Parker HendriksSanna P. NeilsonSanna P. Neilson 
PUFirst Friday 165Sophie HeneliusFour Virginia GentsDoug Fout 
PUGreat Road 165Teddy DaviesKinross FarmJoseph G. Davies 

Most of the field pulled up after going 2 miles in a 3 mile race. Withoutmoreado won in a romp.

Winning Margin: 1/4 mile   Winning Time: 6:59 1/5   Turf: good

Withoutmoreado (Ire), b. g. 2014, by Shantou out of Statim (GB), by Marju (Ire). Bred by J. O'Connor & Burgage Stud (Ire) (Ire)

Fifth Race
The Meeting House Mountain    Open Hurdle    About 2 1/4 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Surprising Soul 165McLane HendriksWendy W. HendriksRicky Hendriks 
2Big Bend 165Barry FoleyKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
3Mutasaawy 165Graham WattersMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Neil R. Morris 
4Our Legend (Ire) 165Sean McDermottRather Be RacingJack Fisher 
5Not In Charge 165Michael MitchellNorthwoods Stable & Sheila J. WilliamsJack Fisher 
OCOrchestra Leader *155Mell BoucherTeam OllieLilith Boucher 

Surprising Soul made the early running but was joined by Big Bend and Orchestra Leader in the final quarter mile. He pulled away in the final furlong and won as much the best.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 4:06 1/5   Turf: good

Surprising Soul, b. g. 2012, by Perfect Soul (Ire) out of Elusive Surprise, by Elusive Quality. Bred by Charles E. Fipke (ON)

Sixth Race
The Leeds Don    Open Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Just Wait and See (Ire) 175Chris GracieKinross FarmRichard L. Valentine 
PUHanno *165Aaron DavisMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher 
PUStorm Team 175Michael MitchellSheila J. Williams & Northwoods StablesJack Fisher 

Just Wait and See stalked Storm Team for most of the race. With three furlongs to go Just Wait and See exploded to the lead and finished alone as Storm Team and Hanno pulled up.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 7:38   Turf: good

Just Wait and See (Ire), dk.b./br. g. 2009, by Acambaro (Ger) out of Connolly's Glory (Ire), by Kadeed (Ire). Bred by Andrew Connolly (Ire)

Seventh Race
Restricted Young Adult Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1True Calling 130Mell BoucherWhy Not Racing LLCLilith Boucher 
2Be Counted 140Colin SmithMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Todd J. Wyatt 
3Swim 130Parker HendriksKMSN Stable & Keri BrionJonathan E. Sheppard 
4North Dubai 140Bracelon CarmoucheDonald YovanovichDonald Yovanovich 
5To Be Or Not to Be 130Teddy DaviesIrvin L. Crawford, IIJoseph G. Davies 
6Bowled Over 130Theo SushkoWD RacingWilliam Dowling 
7Bercasa (Ire) 132Skylar McKennaIrvin S. NaylorKatherine S. Neilson 
8Cocodimama 140Chloe HannumAdlestrop HillEmily J. Hannum 
9It's Nothing 140Natalie HendriksMove Up Stable & Sally ReedKatherine S. Neilson 

True Calling raced on the pace, went to the front with a quarter mile to run and won going away.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 3:01   Turf: good

True Calling, b. g. 2017, by Cosa Vera out of Alice Phone Home, by Luhuk. Bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC (Md)

Eighth Race
The High Thicket    Novice Rider Mdn Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Invester 132Sophie HeneliusBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
2Include It 145Colin SmithRiverdee StableTodd J. Wyatt 
3Colonial Boy 145Elizabeth ScullyMary P. Voss and Peter WebbElizabeth Voss 
4Heaven Made 150Eve LedyardJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard 
5As You Like It 150Parker HendriksSherry L. FenwickSanna P. Neilson 
6One Night Only 140Mell BoucherWhy Not Racing LLCLilith Boucher 
7Detroit Blues (GB) 150Sara GartlandMorningstar FarmRicky Hendriks 
8Acta Non Verba 140Courtney DankanichDebra E. KachelRicky Hendriks 
9Mango Man 140Jayson CampbellJayson CampbellJayson Campbell 
10Attracting 150Bryan CullinaneKinross FarmChris Gracie 
11Good Tempered 140Brett OwingsSouth Branch Equine LLCSean McDermott 

Invester was always on the pace, saved ground around the last turn and won in hand.

Winning Margin: 6   Winning Time: 3:05   Turf: good

Invester, gr./ro. f. 2017, by Even The Score out of Vente, by Dynaformer. Bred by Miss Beverly R. Steinman (Ky)

Ninth Race
The High Thicket    Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Good And Proper 160Courtney DankanichEmily AstorRicky Hendriks 
2Onarock 155Bryan CullinaneNoble StablesNeil R. Morris 
3Master Gunner 160Elizabeth ScullyWillow Oaks StableElizabeth Voss 
4Thomond Park 160Parker HendriksBon Nouvel Chasers LLCJulie Gomena 
5Repeat Repeat 160Sara KatzBon Nouvel Chasers LLCJulie Gomena 
6Boyfriend Brian (Ire) 160Colin SmithBourke RacingLiam Bourke 
7Zanzi Win (Fr) 160Sara GartlandArmata StablesRicky Hendriks 
8Doc Cebu 160Teddy DaviesCharles C. Fenwick, Jr., Michael Hankin, & Charles NoellJack Fisher 
9Street Review 160Theo SushkoTheo SushkoBetty McCue 
10Wise Minister 160Aaron DavisDASH StableJack Fisher 
11Lucky Soul 160Justin BatoffJeremy A. BatoffWilliam Dowling 

Good and Proper and Onarock battled in the stretch, and Good and Proper proved best.

Winning Margin: 6   Winning Time: 3:05   Turf: good

Good And Proper, b. g. 2012, by Pleasantly Perfect out of Spirited Game, by Not For Love. Bred by Eric J. Wirth (Ky)

Tenth Race
Purse $2,000    The Leeds Manor    Virginia Bred/Sired Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Eryx 155Emme FulliloveSara E. ColletteMadison F. Meyers$1,200
2Vincent Van Gogo 155Graham WattersFlying Elvis StableNeil R. Morris$400
3Curve of Stones 155Barry FoleyS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke$220
4Ellipsis 127Skylar McKennaHigh Kings Racing LLCNiall Saville$100
5Jimmy Legs 135Colin SmithS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke$80

Eryx went to the front shortly after the start and won handily.

Winning Margin: 6   Winning Time: 2:16 4/5   Turf: good

Eryx, dk.b./br. g. 2014, by Xenodon out of Jordani, by Two Smart. Bred by Sara E. Collette (Va)

 

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