Potomac Hunt Races
Bittersweet Field, Seneca, Maryland
Sunday, May 21, 2017

First Race
Purse $1,000    Washington DC International    Open Flat    About 1 3/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Barbara's Smile 145Mark BeecherMichael A. SmithJulie Gomena$600
2Virginia Envy 140Teresa CroceRidgeview FarmCarl Rafter$300
3Regal Ralph 155Richard BoucherHardscrabble PartnershipLilith Boucher$100
4Scented Up 155Wladimir RochaHeather BooterbaughNatasha Aylor 
5Curve of Stones 155Shane CriminS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 
6Keepyuriondabalado 155Matthew McCarronGalena RacingZoe Valvo 
7Sunlover 155Dylan ManganHolston HallRussell Haynes 

Barbara's Smile was rated off the pace set by Virginia Envy and Scented Up, rallied into contention entering the final turn and pulled away in the final furlong.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 3:59 2/5   Turf: good

Barbara's Smile, ch. m. 2011, by Curlin out of Credenza, by Lord Carlos. Bred by Kingswood Farm, David Egan & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (Ky)

Second Race
Purse $1,000    Preakness Amateur Rider Open Flat The Peter Hitchen Memorial    Amateur Open Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hard Thunder 165Mark BeecherMACHA RacingMadison F. Meyers$600
2Inauguration 165Katie HindtStacy L. HindtStacy L. Hindt$300
3Misskittyhas Sass 155Erin SwopeTatiana SushkoBetty McCue$100
4Mast Strike 165Brittany StoddardValerie KounelisBetty McCue 
OCMoonshine Mistress 155Chris HartingChris HartingChris Harting 

Hard Thunder was never far from the pace, took the lead on the final turn and won easily.

Winning Margin: 25   Winning Time: 3:14 1/5   Turf: good

Hard Thunder, b. g. 2012, by Rock Hard Ten out of Silk Thunder, by Silver Deputy. Bred by Mercedes Stables, LLC (Ky)

Third Race
Purse $1,000    Alice Keech Perpetual Plate    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Overawe 155Mark BeecherMichael Wharton & Achsah O'DonovanAlicia S. Murphy$600
2Rollforward 155Eric PoretzBlythe Miller DaviesJoseph G. Davies$300
3Battery Backup 155Dylan ManganCristina V. MosbyJimmy Day$100
4Command Control 155Jeff MurphyWits End Stable LLCWilliam Dowling 
5Waveless (GB) 145Trevor RyanAmy Taylor RoweLeslie F. Young 
6Crash McNamara 155Amelia McGuirkAmelia McGuirkForrest P. Kelly 
7Willie's Mojo 155Shane CriminRandolph D. Rouse TrustDavid M. Bourke 
8Sweetest Savannah 145Bryan CullinaneHolston HallRussell Haynes 
9Way Up High 155Erin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 

Overawe led for most of the race setting a brisk pace while jumping well and had no trouble holding off Rollforward.

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

Overawe, ch. g. 2012, by Awesome Again out of Joyful, by Distorted Humor. Bred by Earle I. Mack LLC (NY)

Fourth Race
Purse $7,500    Preakness Open Timber    About 3 1/4 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Rodriguez (Ire) 165Mark BeecherKiplin HallWilliam Dowling$4,500
2Gusto At Dawn 165Benjamin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope$2,250
3Great Halo 165Forrest KellyKeystone ThoroughbredsTodd McKenna$750
LRLear of the Cat 165Brittany StoddardBrittany M. StoddardBrittany M. Stoddard 
OCAir Maggy 165Kelly WoosterKeri BrionKeri Brion 

Rodriguez raced near the front for most of the race, separated from the others the last time around and romped. This was Mark Beecher's fourth win.

Winning Margin: 20   Winning Time: 6:43 4/5   Turf: good

Rodriguez (Ire), dk.b./br. g. 2007, by High Chaparral (Ire) out of Sofia Aurora, by Chief Honcho. Bred by Michael Daly (Ire)

Fifth Race
Side Saddle Race    About 1 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1In Todd We Trust  Devon ZebroviousCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 
2Reddington  Bernadette BolandBernadette BolandGeorge Kuk 
3King Of Hearts  Sarah HansardCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 
4Easy To Say No  Aurora MunyanLisa MunyanLisa Munyan 
5The Gingerbread Man  Kathryn CowlesGreystone FarmKathryn Cowles 
6Always Elegant  Dillyn Ketterman MillnickKetterman's JewelersJackie Ketterman McClintic 
7Patrick  Sarah O'HalloranDr. and Mrs. Peter O'HalloranSarah O'Halloran 
8Tilly  Andrew CampRussell E. Shifflett, Jr.Russell E. Shifflett, Jr. 

In Todd We Trust raced close to the front most of the way, took the lead in the stretch and held off Reddington, who rallied to join In Todd We Trust in the stretch and just missed.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 1:42   Turf: good

In Todd We Trust, dk.b./br. g. 2010, by Tiznow out of Horns Gray, by Pass the Tab. Bred by Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, Dearborn Stables & Tom Van Meter (Ky)

Sixth Race
Purse $7,500    Preakness Open Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Officer's Oath 150Liam McVicarS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day$4,500
2Easy Exit 155Jeff MurphyClorevia FarmDoug Fout$2,250
3Polstar (Fr) 155Mark BeecherAmy Taylor Rowe and Apple Equipment LLCLeslie F. Young$750
4Manacor (Ire) 155Aaron DavisManacor PartnersWilliam Dowling 
5Hishi Soar 155Shane CriminRandolph D. Rouse TrustKevin Palmer 
PUAlvitude 155Trevor RyanJennifer TaylorCarl Rafter 

Easy Exit set the pace with Officer's Oath a close second. Officer's Oath took the lead approaching the last fence and won handily.

Winning Margin: 8   Winning Time: 4:25 2/5   Turf: good

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

Seventh Race
Purse $2,500    Preakness Novice Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hill Tie 165Eric PoretzSportsmans HallJoseph G. Davies$1,500
2Out Playing 165Forrest KellyDonald CochranTodd McKenna$750
3Rocky's Affair 165Erin SwopeTatiana SushkoBetty McCue$250
4Girlsruletheworld 155Elizabeth ScullyElizabeth ScullyMark Beecher 
FChristian's Star 165Brittany StoddardTatiana SushkoBetty McCue 
LROnly Charity 170Shane CriminMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
LRDaddy in the Dark 170McLane HendriksH. Bruce FenwickH. Bruce Fenwick 
LRDon't Make Me Cry 165Mark BeecherHolwood StableMark Beecher 
OCOur R J 170Jeff MurphyWally PinkardRegina Welsh 

Hill Tie raced towards the front of the field avoiding trouble and outfinished Out Playing in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: 5:52 3/5   Turf: good

Hill Tie, b. g. 2010, by Dance With Ravens out of Ready To Love, by Not For Love. Bred by Corbett Farm & John B. Secor (Md)

Eighth Race
Small Ponies
Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann Memorial Races    Small Pony Flat race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hoof Hearted  Teddy DaviesMimi SchmitzMimi Schmitz 
2Chewy  Courtney BellwoarLauren SchockLauren Schock 
3Funsize  Savannah SmithMegan NorthwoodLiz Smith 
4Emmy-Lou  Max McKennaMax McKennaTodd McKenna 
5Caraway Uncle Jake  KiMani DavenportRegina WelshRegina Welsh 
6Hopwoods Winchester  Patrick GallagherSamantha MichelJody Michel 
7Knight's Taffy  Mariah SmithTaylor BrinsfieldLiz Smith 
8Olney Lightning Bug  Isabelle BrockettRegina WelshRegina Welsh 
9Olney Kushion  Nora EagleyEliza NicholsRegina Welsh 

Hoof Hearted showed a quick turn of foot and won easily.

Winning Margin: 8   Winning Time: :42 4/5   Turf: good

Hoof Hearted, br. g. 2004

Medium Ponies
Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann Memorial Races    Medium Pony Flat Race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
0Fionna  Nina McKennaSkylar N. McKennaKatherine Neilson 
1Roger That  Colin SmithGerry L. BrewsterMimi Schmitz 
2Count Chocula  Ellie NickelEHM StablesBetty McCue 
3Kia Chrome  Patrick GallagherMimi SchmitzMimi Schmitz 
4Rip Dash  Austin BeltMint Meadows FarmSuzanne Stettinius 
5Sunny Delight  Anna BourkeAnna BourkeDavid M. Bourke 

Roger That scored a front running victory and held Count Chocula safe in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: :46 3/5   Turf: good

Roger That, blk. g. 2010

Large Ponies
Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann Memorial Races    Large Pony Flat Race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Mookie Monster  Parker HendriksLauren SchockRicky Hendriks 
2Bailey  Theo SushkoEHM StablesBetty McCue 
3Sippin on Fire  Abigail MurphyAbigail MurphyJody Michel 
4Ace of Spades  Tabitha FueryRegina WelshRegina Welsh 
5True White Chocolate  Hannah BeltLogan HillDavid Belt, Jr. 
6Moo  Sophia CabanSophia A. CabanErika Taylor 
LRRootbeer Float  Mell BoucherMell BoucherLilith Boucher 
LRBaboo  Cassidy WilcoxLauren SchockLauren Schock 
LREasy Street  Austin TamberinoHelen DawsonMimi Schmitz 

Mookie Monster and Bailey shared the lead turning for home, but Mookie Monster drew away in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 12   Winning Time: :46 3/5   Turf: good

Mookie Monster, b. m. 2004