Potomac Hunt Races
Bittersweet Field, Seneca, Maryland
Sunday, May 20, 2018

First Race
Purse $1,000    Washington DC International    Open Flat    About 1 3/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Market Alley 145Sean McDermottBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$600
2Colonel Carillo (Ire) 155Eric PoretzJames and Reiley McDonaldJoseph G. Davies$300
3Long House Saint (Ire) 155Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$100
4Sky Hy Star 155Teresa CroceSally E. HamlinCarl Rafter 
OCScented Up 155Mike WoodsonHeather BooterbaughNatasha Aylor 

Market Alley was second most of the way and finished behind Scented Up, who crossed the finish line first but was disqualified for going off course. Market Alley outfinished Colonel Carillo in the stretch and was placed first.

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

Market Alley, ch. f. 2014, by Flower Alley out of Skirmish, by War Chant. Bred by Miss Beverly R. Steinman (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
1Rollforward 165Archie MacAuleyCharles Noell and Blythe DaviesJoseph G. Davies$600
2Delawana 165Emme FulliloveBallyerin Racing LLCMadison F. Meyers$300
3Moonshine Mistress 155Chris HartingChris HartingChris Harting$100
4Mo Big Deal 165Mark BeecherAvla R. PittsMark Beecher 
5Sassy Little Cat 155Natalie HusoNatalie HusoNatalie Huso 
PUPack Your Case 165Aaron DavisJulie NettereZoe Valvo 

Rollforward and Delawana raced into the final turn as a team; but at the head of the stretch, Rollforward asserted his superiority and drew away to an easy win.

Winning Margin: 20   Winning Time: 3:25 3/5   Turf: deep

Rollforward, dk.b./br. g. 2012, by Tiznow out of Flaming Heart, by Touch Gold. Bred by WinStar Farm, LLC (Ky)

Third Race
Purse $1,000    Alice Keech Perpetual Plate    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Makkadangdang 155Eddie KeatingCarol AtterburyLeslie F. Young$600
2Tiz Tasty Too 155Archie MacAuleyJennifer TaylorCarl Rafter$300
3Mr. Brightside 155Kieran NorrisAlison RegisterMadison F. Meyers$100

Makkadang and Mr. Brightside made the running with Tiz Tasty Too close behind. In the last quarter mile Makadangdang took sole possession of the lead and pulled away in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: 6:06 2/5   Turf: deep

Makkadangdang, gr./ro. g. 2014, by Mastercraftsman (Ire) out of Penny Cross (GB), by Efisio (GB). Bred by Mr & Mrs G. Middlebrook (GB)

Fourth Race
Purse $7,500    Preakness Open Timber    About 3 1/4 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Be Great 165Eddie KeatingDiana GillamDiana Gillam$4,500
2Ray de Light 165Mark BeecherHeather AustinMark Beecher$2,250
3Sumo Power 165Mackenzie RosmanOuroboros RacingForrest P. Kelly$750
4Our R J 165Archie MacAuleyWally PinkardRegina Welsh 

Be Great and Ray de Light raced within striking distance as Sumo Power set the pace. In the final quarter Sumo Power faded but Be Great and Ray de Light battled for the lead through the stretch and to the finish.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 8:19 1/5   Turf: deep

Be Great, ch. g. 2007, by Gulch out of Classic Ingrid, by Regal Classic. Bred by Equivine Farm (Pa)

Fifth Race
Side Saddle Race    About 1 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Superstar  Sarah HansardCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 
2King Of Hearts  Devon ZebroviousCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 
3Little Lady  Amy Jo MageeAmy Jo MageeAmy Jo Magee 
4Always Elegant  Dillyn Ketterman MillnickKetterman's JewelersDillyn Ketterman Millnick 
5Lady Godiva  Ashley RussellAshley RussellAshley Russell 
OCMcCrady's  Julie NafeLauren SchockLauren Schock 

McCradys won easily but was disqualified for going off course. That made Superstar the winner and King of Hearts second.

Winning Margin: 6   Winning Time: 2:32   Turf: deep

Superstar, gr./ro. g. 2011, by Heres Zealous out of Merril, by .

Sixth Race
Purse $7,500    Preakness Open Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Star Glitter (Fr) 155Eddie KeatingEmily AstorLeslie F. Young$4,500
2Tay Lane (Ire) 145Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$2,250
3Balistes 155Kieran NorrisSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris$750
4Needle in the Hay 155Keri BrionMorningstar FarmRicky Hendriks 

Star Glitter dueled with Needle in the Hay for much of the race. When Needle in the Hay faded Star Glitter had the lead and easily held off Tay Lane, who rallied belatedly. This was Eddie Keating's third win on the card.

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: 5:34 4/5   Turf: deep

Star Glitter (Fr), ch. g. 2013, by Sea The Stars out of Gadalka, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Viktor Timoshenko (Fr)

Seventh Race
Purse $2,500    Preakness Novice Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Carnival Carl 165Mark BeecherDavid Belt, Jr.Mark Beecher$1,500
2Pincer Movement (Ire) 165Eric PoretzArmata StablesStephanie Moore$750
3Willie's Mojo 165Paul O'NeillRandolph D. Rouse TrustDavid M. Bourke$250
4Way Up High 170Erin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 
PULa Isabella 160Bryan CullinaneDiana GillamDiana Gillam 

Carnival Carl led all the way turning back challenges from Pincer Movement and Willie's Mojo along the way.

Winning Margin: 4   Winning Time: 7:15   Turf: deep

Carnival Carl, ch. g. 2010, by Point Given out of Carnival Chrome, by Carnivalay. Bred by Michael J. Miller (WV)

Eighth Race
Small Ponies
Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann Memorial Pony Races    Small Pony Flat race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hoof Hearted  Patrick GallagherMimi SchmitzMimi Schmitz 
2Emmy-Lou  Austin BeltMint Meadows FarmDavid Belt, Jr. 
3Hickory  Scarlet DaviesTeddy DaviesAshton Williams 
4Carroway Tuesday  Chloe CanterImogen WeaverRegina Welsh 
5Knight's Taffy  Mariah SmithTaylor BrinsfieldLiz Smith 

Hoof Hearted sprinted to an early lead and steadily widened. Hickory overcame a bad start to rally for third.

Winning Margin: 30   Winning Time: :45 4/5   Turf: deep

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
1Count Chocula  Scarlet DaviesEHM StablesBetty McCue 
2Roger That  Abigail MurphyGerry L. BrewsterMimi Schmitz 
3Domino Effect  Austin BeltCatie KeilCatie Keil 
4Sunny Delight  Anna BourkeAnna BourkeDavid M. Bourke 
5Kia Chrome  Patrick GallagherKim Williams GallagherMimi Schmitz 
6I'm Inky  Abbigail CentenoRege DvorskyHeather Hardesty 
7Thumper  Este StifelEHM StablesBetty McCue 
8Rosmel's Tickle Me Pink  Savannah SmithEHM StablesBetty McCue 

Count Chocula led for most of the race and held off Roger That, who rallied for second.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: :53 2/5   Turf: deep

Count Chocula, br. g. 2001

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 
2Balls to the Walls  Colin SmithMimi SchmitzMimi Schmitz 
3Class Day  Hannah BeltMint Meadows FarmDavid Belt, Jr. 
4Annie's Song  Charlie MarquezEHM StablesBetty McCue 
5Bailey  Ellie NickelEHM StablesBetty McCue 

Mookie Monster showed early speed and outfinished Balls to the Walls.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: :51 2/5   Turf: deep

Mookie Monster, b. m. 2004