Warrenton Hunt Point to Point
Airlie Race Course, Warrenton, Virginia
Saturday, March 17, 2018

First Race
The Airlie Steeplechase    Open Hurdle    About 2 miles over Hurdles
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Daneking (GB) 155Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
2Orchestra Leader *155Keri BrionTeam OllieJimmy Day 
3Pure Deal 155Kieran NorrisBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
4Borderlinedecision (Ire) 165Gerard GalliganIrvin S. NaylorKatherine Neilson 
OCOverawe 155Graham WattersMichael Wharton & Achsah O'DonovanAlicia S. Murphy 

Orchestra Leader went to the lead at once with Daneking close behind. With 1/2 mile to go Orchestra Leader had the lead as the field went out of sight. When they came back into view, Daneking had the lead, and that's where he stayed. Orchestra Leader came back again but was second best.

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

Daneking (GB), b. g. 2009, by Dylan Thomas (Ire) out of Sadie Thompson (Ire), by King's Best. Bred by Sir Eric Parker (GB)

Second Race
Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over Hurdles
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Foxhall Drive 160Liam McVicarCristina V. MosbyJimmy Day 
2Mo's in the House 160Shane CriminBon Nouvel Chasers LLCJulie Gomena 
3Marvari (Fr) 155Kieran NorrisBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
4Bullet Star 145Jeff MurphyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
5Bridge Builder 155Gerard GalliganCeltic Venture StableEva D. Smithwick 
6Mr. Brightside 155Darren NagleAlison Register & Ballyerin RacingMadison F. Meyers 
7Be Somebody 155Gustav DahlBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
LRSunset District 160Mark WattsBon Nouvel Chasers LLCJulie Gomena 

Foxhall Drive took the lead aftter a half mile and won handily. Mo's in the House and Marvari ran well but could not match the winner.

Winning Margin: 5   Winning Time: 3:55   Turf: good

Foxhall Drive, b. g. 2012, by Congrats out of Relativa (Arg), by Parade Marshall. Bred by John T. Behrendt & Charles Marquis (NY)

Third Race
The Viola T. Winmill Sidesaddle Chase Cup    Side Saddle Race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Tango  Teresa CroceMaureen BritellTeresa Croce 
2King Of Hearts  Devon ZebroviousCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 
3Always Elegant  Hannah DebaljakKetterman's JewelersDillyn Ketterman Millnick 
4Hail Yeah  Kathryn CowlesTerri EhrenfeldKathryn Cowles 
5Reddington  Bernadette BolandFields of Athenry FarmGeorge Kuk 
6Classic Cody's Noble  Robin Somers-StromEric N. StromRobin Somers-Strom 
7Lady Godiva  Ashley RussellAshley RussellAshley Russell 

Tango and King of Hearts dueled through the stretch where Tango was narrowly best.

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

Tango, b. g. 2007, by Banker's Gold out of Connecting Flight, by .

Fourth Race
Open Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Balance the Budget 155Mark WattsStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
2Taper Tantrum (Ire) 155Keri BrionHudson River FarmsJonathan E. Sheppard 
3Junonia 150Gerard GalliganButtonwood FarmJonathan E. Sheppard 
4All the Way Jose 155Darren NagleButtonwood FarmJonathan E. Sheppard 
5Negotiate 145Gustav DahlBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
6Canyon Road 155Jeff MurphyGordonsdale FarmChristopher L. Kolb 
7Amigo 155Zoe ValvoJulie NettereZoe Valvo 
8Sol a Pino 155Erin SwopeNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
9Undisclosed (Ire) 140Kieran NorrisSharon E. SheppardDoug Fout 

Balance the Budget was confidently ridden, was rated within striking distance, took the lead in the final quarter mile and outfinished Taper Tantrum.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 2:33 2/5   Turf: good

Balance the Budget, ch. g. 2009, by Bellamy Road out of Every Day Is Good, by El Corredor. Bred by Liberation Farm & Oratis (Ky)

Fifth Race
Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1He's One Wild Dude 165Bryan CullinaneS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
2Jump Through It 145Emme FulliloveBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
3Rutledge Classic 155Mike WoodsonEva D. SmithwickEva D. Smithwick 
4Pack Your Case 155Erin SwopeJulie NettereZoe Valvo 
5New Horizon 140Aaron DavisBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 

He's One Wild Dude was never far off the pace, had the lead with a quarter mile to run and held off Jump Through It.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 3:06   Turf: good

He's One Wild Dude, b. g. 2013, by First Dude out of Glen Wilding, by Devil's Bag. Bred by Wheelock Whitney (Fl)

Sixth Race
Purse $2,000    Virginia Bred or Sired Flat    Virginia Bred/Sired Flat    About 1 1/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Officer's Oath 155Liam McVicarS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day$1,200
2Eryx 150Kieran NorrisSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris$400
3Trustifarian 150Shane CriminS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke$220
4Surfing Up 155Bryan CullinaneNatasha AylorNatasha Aylor$100
5Super Bird 155Keri BrionR. Robert KirkEdward Mulligan$80
OCNaughty in Nola 140Zoe ValvoNicki ValvoZoe Valvo 

Officer's Oath assumed command at the start, made most of the running and held off Eryx through the stretch.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 2:11   Turf: good

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

Seventh Race
The Springs Valley Open Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Vintage Vinnie (Ire) 155Chris GracieArmata StablesJoseph G. Davies 
2Ray de Light 155Mark BeecherHeather AustinMark Beecher 
3Last Farewell 155Kieran NorrisMagalen O. BryantDoug Fout 

Vintage Vinnie went to the front in the first quarter mile and steadily widened to win all alone in an impressive debut..

Winning Margin: 25   Winning Time: 6:18   Turf: good

Vintage Vinnie (Ire), b. g. 2009, by Vinnie Roe (Ire) out of Bobby's Jet (Ire), by Bob's Return (Ire). Bred by Miss Carmel Hennessy (Ire) (Ire)

Eighth Race
Novice Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Albus 165Kieran NorrisFour Virginia GentsDoug Fout 
2Codrington College (Ire) 165Darren NagleHudson River FarmsJonathan E. Sheppard 
3Sanculpa 165Gerard GalliganArmata StablesKatherine Neilson 
4Carnival Carl 165Mark BeecherDavid Belt, Jr.Mark Beecher 
5Appoggiatura 165Gustav DahlEMO StablesDoug Fout 

Albus took the lead in the early stages, turned away all challengers and won going away.

Winning Margin: 6   Winning Time: 6:26 2/5   Turf: good

Albus, gr. g. 2010, by Student Council out of Helaine's Honour, by Honour and Glory. Bred by Marilyn S. Bramlage (Ky)

Ninth Race
Amateur and Novice Rider Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
LRAir Maggy *175Amber HodykaSmall Giant's StableKeri Brion 

Air Maggy ran with the foxhunters, was third approaching the last fence where she lost her rider.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time:   Turf:

Ninth Race
Foxhunter Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Pied Du Roi (Ire) 160Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCWilliam B. Santoro 
2Triton Light 160Aaron DavisNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
3Addones Last Hurrah 170Erin SwopeMatthew McCarronZoe Valvo 

Triton Light set the pace until landing after the last fence. At that point Pied Du Roi took the lead and won going away.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 6:53 4/5   Turf: good

Pied Du Roi (Ire), b. g. 2011, by Robin des Pres (Fr) out of Long Acre (GB), by Mark of Esteem. Bred by Long Acre Syndicate (Ire)