Virginia Fall Races
Glenwood Park, Middleburg, Virginia
Saturday, October 12, 2019

First Race
Purse $20,000    The Bon Nouvel    Ratings Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Ebullience 152Darren NagleJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard$12,000
2Querry Horse (FR) 158Jack DoyleLeipers Fork Steeplechasers LLCLeslie F. Young$3,600
3Paddy's Crown 158Graham WattersMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine$2,000
4Shoreline 151Sean McDermottMorningstar FarmRicky Hendriks$1,000
5Ack Feisty 158Gerard GalliganMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Neil R. Morris$800
6First Friday 155Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$600
7Shamsaan ***140Bryan CullinaneBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
LRBrooklyn Speights 155Michael MitchellTurks Head TurfFenneka T. Bentley 
LRL'aigle Royal (Ger) *153Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher 

Winning Margin: 5 1/4   Winning Time: 4:01   Turf: firm

Ebullience, dk.b./br. g. 2012, by Fairbanks out of Effervescent, by Citidancer. Bred by Jonathan E. Sheppard (Pa)

Second Race
Purse $30,000    The Theodora A. Randolph Cup    Maiden Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Big Bend 154Graham WattersKinross FarmNeil R. Morris$18,000
2Royal Drumlee (Ire) 154Jack DoyleIrvin S. NaylorLeslie F. Young$5,400
3Anticipating 150Darren NagleSherry L. FenwickJonathan E. Sheppard$3,000
4Pappy On The Rocks 154Gerard GalliganWilliam G. WoffordWilliam G. Wofford$1,500
5Mr. Fine Threads 154Michael MitchellSharon E. SheppardWilliam B. Santoro$1,200
6Gold Shield 154Barry FoleyCaroline CollombNeil R. Morris$900
7Ace of Diamonds (Ire) 154Kieran NorrisColvin G. RyanJulie Gomena 
8Quick Toss 150Ross GeraghtyStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
PUSir Luca Richard 154Willie McCarthyMichael L. LeafMichael L. Leaf 

Big Bend raced off the pace but rallied with a half mile to run. Big Bend, Royal Drumlee and Pappy On the Rocks jumped the last as a team, but Big Bend proved best in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 2 3/4   Winning Time: 4:07 4/5   Turf: firm

Big Bend, b. g. 2014, by Union Rags out of Lenatareese, by Broad Brush. Bred by David J. Burke & Kathleen Schweizer (Ky)

Third Race
Purse $40,000    The National Sporting Library & Museum Cup    Timber Stakes    3 1/4 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Andi'amu (Fr) 165Jack DoyleBallybristol Farm LLCLeslie F. Young$24,000
2Super Saturday 160Gerard GalliganIrvin S. NaylorKatherine S. Neilson$7,200
3Witor (Ger) 160Paul O'NeillBlair W. WyattTodd J. Wyatt$4,000

Andi'amu led from the start and won as his rider pleased in a very impressive performance. This was his third win over timber in stakes company this year.

Winning Margin: 7 1/4   Winning Time: 6:59   Turf: firm

Andi'amu (Fr), b. g. 2010, by Walk In The Park (Ire) out of Sainte Parfaite (Fr), by Septieme Ciel. Bred by Therese Bouche (Fr)

Fourth Race
Purse $15,000    The Daniel C. Sands Cup    Maiden Claiming Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Junonia$15,000156Graham WattersKinross FarmNeil R. Morris$9,000
2Choklitcoverdonut$15,000144Gerard GalliganWilliam G. WoffordWilliam G. Wofford$2,700
3Naval Gazer$15,000156Michael MitchellStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena$1,500
4Tiepolo (Ire)$15,000152Willie McCarthyPetticoats Loose FarmMeriwether H. Morris$750
5Good And Proper$10,000148Ross GeraghtyMorningstar FarmRicky Hendriks$600
6Colonel Moorhead$15,000152Darren NagleButtonwood Farms LLCJonathan E. Sheppard$450
7Trustifarian$15,000156Barry FoleyS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 
8Star Glitter (Fr)$15,000156Sean McDermottROTA RacingKatherine S. Neilson 
LRBe Somebody$15,000***146Bryan CullinaneBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
PUVirginia Envy$10,000140Richard BoucherRidgeview FarmCarl Rafter 

Junonia was rated well off the pace, launched a steady rally on the backside and went to the front approaching the last fence. Choklitcoveredonut finished well but was second best.

Winning Margin: 3 1/4   Winning Time: 4:04 1/5   Turf: firm

Junonia, gr./ro. g. 2014, by City Zip out of Saibel Star, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by Rodman W. Moorhead III (Pa)

Fifth Race
Purse $15,000    The James P. McCormick Memorial    Maiden Timber    3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Curve of Stones 165Barry FoleyS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke$9,000
2On My Wish List (Ire) 160Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy$2,700
3Renegade River 165Darren NagleKiplin HallWilliam Dowling$1,500
4Forever Bernardini 165Sean McDermottLucy A. GoeletAlicia S. Murphy$750
5Appoggiatura 165 Savage Den StablesDoug Fout$600
6Rakhaa (GB) 155Jack DoyleBallybristol Farm LLCLeslie F. Young$450
7Cocodimama 165Willie McCarthyBon Nouvel Chasers LLCJulie Gomena 
8Withoutmoreado (Ire) 160Gerard GalliganIrvin S. NaylorKatherine S. Neilson 
9Only Charity 165 Magalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
PUAlbus ***155Bryan CullinaneFour Virginia GentsDoug Fout 

Curve of Stones was fourth the last time around, moved to second on the backside and took the lead after the last fence. On My Wish List threatened in the stretch but could not reach the leader.

Winning Margin: 3/4   Winning Time: 5:45 1/5   Turf: firm

Curve of Stones, gr. g. 2011, by Arch out of Exceptionally, by El Prado (Ire). Bred by Audley Farm (Va)

Sixth Race
Purse $20,000    The Kinross Steeplethon    About 2 5/8 miles over the Alfred M. Hunt Course
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Able Archer 160Darren NagleKMSN StableJonathan E. Sheppard$12,000
2Invocation (Fr) 160Sean McDermottStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher$3,600
3Dapper Dan 160Gerard GalliganDonna T. RogersNeil R. Morris$2,000
4Mercoeur (Fr) 160Jack DoyleBallybristol Farm LLCLeslie F. Young$1,000
5Balistes 160Kieran NorrisSara E. ColletteJulie Gomena$800
6Overwhelming 160Michael MitchellWoodslane FarmJack Fisher$600

Able Archer was far back in the early going while Mercouer set the pace. Able Archer ralied in the last half mile and won going away over Invocation who finished well but was second best.

Winning Margin: 2 3/4   Winning Time: 5:13 3/5   Turf: firm

Able Archer, dk.b./br. g. 2012, by Eskendereya out of Fareena, by Point Given. Bred by Spirit Lake Enterprises (Pa)

Seventh Race
Training Flat    1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Aardwolf 150Sean McDermottRobert A. KinsleyElizabeth Voss 
2Go as You Please ***132Sophie HeneliusBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
3Undisclosed (Ire) 145Barry FoleySharon E. SheppardDoug Fout 
4Rebound (Ire) 150Jack DoyleBruton Street-USElizabeth Voss 
5Balance the Budget 150Kieran NorrisStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
6A Day in Paradise 150Graham WattersPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
7Bite the Bit 145Gerard GalliganJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard 
8Dream Verse (Ire) ***135Elizabeth ScullyAtlanta Hall LLCElizabeth Voss 
9Downhill Racer 150Darren NagleButtonwood Farms LLCJonathan E. Sheppard 
10Sidney's Song 140Richard BoucherRoyal Crown StablesDouglas King 

Aardwolf took sole psession of the lead after a quarter mile and led the rest of the way. Go As You Please made a run at the leader in the stretch but could not reach the winner.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 2:10   Turf: firm

Aardwolf, dk.b. g. 2014, by Cape Cross (Ire) out of Desert Gazelle, by Smart Strike. Bred by Darley (Ky)

Eighth Race
The James P. Mills Memorial    Va Bred or Sired Training Flat    1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Vincent Van Gogo 160Graham WattersFlying Elvis StableNeil R. Morris 
2Speed Ahead ***130Sophie HeneliusBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
3Talk Less 160Michael MitchellPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
4Arkadag 160Paul O'NeillLisa NelmsDavid M. Bourke 
5Ritual Way 152Gerard GalliganRiverview Farm, Inc.Neil R. Morris 
6Dragonthorn Steed 150Barry FoleyS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 

Vincent Van Gogo led all the way with the tightly bunched field close behind. Speed Ahead finished strong and nosed out Talk Less for second.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 2:09 1/5   Turf: firm

Vincent Van Gogo, b. g. 2015, by Paynter out of Hottie Dancer, by Distorted Humor. Bred by Jim Fitzgerald & Katie Fitzgerald (Va)