Piedmont Fox Hounds Point to Point
Salem Course, Upperville, Virginia
Saturday, March 24, 2018

First Race
The George Robert Slater Memorial    Maiden Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Formidable Heart 165Darren NagleThomas A. Hulfish, IIINeil R. Morris 
2Biedermeier 165Mark BeecherRiverdee StableTodd J. Wyatt 
3Simply Certain *155McLane HendriksAvla R. PittsRichard L. Valentine 
4Churchill D 165Eric PoretzWits End Stable LLCWilliam Dowling 
5Hishi Soar 165Jeff MurphyRandolph D. Rouse TrustKevin Palmer 
DQManacor (Ire) 165Barry FoleyAmber HodykaEdward Mulligan 

Formidable Heart was rated off the pace, rallied in the final quarter mile, and got up in the final yards to win narrowly.

Winning Margin: head   Winning Time: 6:32 4/5   Turf: good

Formidable Heart, b. g. 2010, by Dynaformer out of Win My Heart, by King of Kings (Ire). Bred by Liberation Farm, Cathy Zoc & The Dynaformer Syndicate (Ky)

First Race - Division 2.0
The George Robert Slater Memorial    Maiden Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Rudyard K *155Brett OwingsArmata StablesTodd J. Wyatt 
2Kingofalldiamonds 165Barry FoleyNoble StablesNeil R. Morris 
3Pocket Talk (Ire) 165Chris GracieKinross FarmJoseph G. Davies 
4Giza 165Darren NagleWilliam L. PapeJonathan E. Sheppard 
5Plated 165Mark BeecherMagalen O. BryantJimmy Day 

Rudyard K was never far off the pace, jumped the last fence with a narrow lead and held off Kingofalldiamonds in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 3/4   Winning Time: 6:29 1/5   Turf: good

Rudyard K, b. g. 2009, by Kipling out of Two Bridges, by Major Impact. Bred by Frances Hill Myers (Oh)

Second Race
The C. Reed Thomas, MFH Memorial    Amateur and Novice Rider Timbe    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Witor (Ger) 175Eric PoretzBlair WyattTodd J. Wyatt 
2Dakota Slew 175McLane HendriksMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
3Way Up High 165Erin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 
4Rutledge Classic 175Woods WinantsEva D. SmithwickEva D. Smithwick 

Witor raced on or near the lead for most of the race. With three furlongs to run Witor and Dakota Slew hooked up and ran as a team towards the last fence. Witor pulled away upon landing and won easily.

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: 6:38 2/5   Turf: good

Witor (Ger), b. g. 2008, by Dashing Blade (GB) out of Wurfspiel (Ger), by Lomitas (GB). Bred by Gestut Fahrhof (Ger)

Second Race - Division 2.0
Foxhunter Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Prime Prospector 170Brett OwingsPeter A. JayTodd J. Wyatt 
2Addones Last Hurrah 170Erin SwopeMatthew McCarronZoe Valvo 
3Derwins Prospector 170Ashton WilliamsGerry L. BrewsterJoseph G. Davies 
4Air Maggy 170Amber HodykaSmall Giant's StableKeri Brion 
5Awesome Pearl 160Janie MotionAndrew MotionEva D. Smithwick 
6Seeking Deniro 160Matthew MartinezMatthew D. MartinezMatthew D. Martinez 

Prime Prospector led for most of the race with Awesome Pearl close behind. Awesome Pearl faded in the last half mile and Addones Last Hurrah took up the chase but was second best. This was trainer, Todd Wyatt's third win and rider, Brett Owings second win on the card.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 6:42 3/5   Turf: good

Prime Prospector, b. g. 2008, by Seeking the Gold out of Remember Love, by A. P. Indy. Bred by Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ky)

Third Race
The Thomas M. Beach and Virginia A. Beach Memorial    Lady Rider Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Sweet Talking Guy 150Erin SwopeErin SwopeErin Swope 
2Raven's Choice 150Blair WyattAnn JacksonTodd J. Wyatt 
3Sumo Power 150Mackenzie RosmanOuroboros RacingForrest P. Kelly 
4Alert N Ready 140Alexandra McKeeMr. & Mrs. Robert E. McKeeAlexandra R. McKee 
LRGirlsruletheworld 140Elizabeth ScullyElizabeth ScullyMark Beecher 
PUSkunk 150Emme FulliloveRonald BlankenshipEmme Fullilove 

Sweet Talking Guy was never far from the lead and went to the front in the last mile. Raven's Choice joined the leader in the final quarter mile and these two jumped the last as a team, but Sweet Talking Guy pulled away in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 6:51 3/5   Turf: good

Sweet Talking Guy, ch. g. 2008, by Oratory out of Lawleypop, by Horatius. Bred by Karl B. Johnson (Md)

Fourth Race
Rokeby Challenge Bowl    Open Timber    About 3 1/2 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Zanclus 170Darren NagleSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris 
2Old Timer *160McLane HendriksKinross FarmRichard L. Valentine 
3Monstaleur 170Forrest KellyBlack and Blue StableForrest P. Kelly 
PUSol a Pino *160Sam CockburnNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 

Sol a Pino went to the front at the drop of the flag, but it didn't take long for Zanclus to assume command. Zanclus was impressive running and jumping on the front and was never challenged. Last year's winner, Old Timer ran well but was second best.

Winning Margin: 12   Winning Time: 7:36 2/5   Turf: good

Zanclus, ch. g. 2010, by Xenodon out of Jordani, by Two Smart. Bred by Mrs. Sara E. Collette (Va)

Exhibition Race
Small Ponies
Small Pony Flat race    About 3/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Emmy-Lou  Austin BeltSuzanne StettiniusSuzanne Stettinius 
2Olney Quick Draw McGraw  Daphne WalshImogen WeaverRegina Welsh 

Emmy-Lou sped to a clear lead and won easily.

Winning Margin: 30   Winning Time: :40   Turf: good

Emmy-Lou, blk. m. 1997

Medium Ponies
Medium Pony Flat Race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Count Chocula  Teddy DaviesEHM StablesBetty McCue 
2Sunny Delight  Anna BourkeAnna BourkeAnna Bourke 
3Eddy  Flora HannumFlora HannumFlora Hannum 

Count Chocula led all the way. Sunny Delight made a late move but could not reach the winner.

Winning Margin: 4   Winning Time: :48   Turf: good

Count Chocula, br. g. 2001

Large Ponies
Large Pony Flat Race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Bailey  Teddy DaviesEHM StablesBetty McCue 
2Ace of Spades  Hannah BeltRegina WelshRegina Welsh 
3Snickers  Chloe HannumChloe HannumChloe Hannum 
4Lyden Sadie Hawkins  Sydney PembertonMaryElaine BolandDevon Zebrovious 

Bailey and Ace of Spades ran as a team into the final furlong where Bailey pulled away.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: :41 3/5   Turf: good

Bailey, blk. m. 2003

Fifth Race
Maiden Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1King of the Road 155Jeff MurphyEllerslie FarmJeff Murphy 
2Slug and Jockey (Ire) 145Barry FoleyCross Racing Stable LLCEdward Mulligan 
3Los Cabos 140Darren NagleBettina L. GregoryNeil R. Morris 
4Bats Cleanup 150Bryan CullinaneRehilian Racing StableDavid M. Bourke 

King of the Road was rated within striking distance of Slug and Jockey, who took the lead shortly after the start. King of the Road took the lead entering the stretch and won going away.

Winning Margin: 1 3/4   Winning Time: 2:25 3/5   Turf: good

King of the Road, dk.b./br. g. 2013, by Quality Road out of Lady Solvig, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Lakland Farm (Ky)

Sixth Race
The Col. Richard Henry Dulany Memorial    Open Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Amigo 155Zoe ValvoJulie NettereZoe Valvo 
2Kanaka 145Jeff MurphyAlexandra S. WhiteAlexandra S. White 
3Holiday Mousse 155Barry FoleyWilliam RussellNeil R. Morris 
4Willie's Mojo 155Bryan CullinaneRandolph D. Rouse TrustDavid M. Bourke 

Amigo took the lead at the break and held off Kanaka, whose rally fell short.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 2:14 4/5   Turf: good

Amigo, b. g. 2011, by Hard Spun out of Dat You Miz Blue, by Cure the Blues. Bred by Arindel Farm LLC (Fl)

Seventh Race
Purse $2,000    VHBPA Flat    Virginia Bred/Sired Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Balistes 155Darren NagleSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris$1,200
2Willisville 155Jeff MurphyJean L. RofeJean L. Rofe$400
3Scented Up 155Bryan CullinaneHeather BooterbaughNatasha Aylor$220

Balistes went to the front at the start and led the rest of the way holding off Willisville in the stretch. This was the second win for Sara Collette and the third wins for Neil Morris and Darren Nagle.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 2:18 4/5   Turf: good

Balistes, b. g. 2012, by Xenodon out of Jordani, by Two Smart. Bred by Mrs. Sara E. Collette (Va)