Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point
Ben Venue Farm, Ben Venue, Virginia
Saturday, April 6, 2013

First Race
Restricted Young Adult Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Ameri Weber  Erin SwopeMatthew D. MartinezBenjamin C. Swope 
2Swimming River  Mary MotionIndian Run FarmEva D. Smithwick 
3Questioning  Zoe ValvoNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 

Swimming River led until the final furlongs. Ameri Weber had raced close to the pace, took the lead from Swimming River and won easily.

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: 2:44 4/5   Turf: good

Ameri Weber, b. g. 2008, by Ameri Valay out of Innerlifeofobjects, by Not For Love. Bred by Nancy Alberts (Md)

Second Race
The High Thicket    Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Its A School Night 160Sam FredericksonKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
2Attention 147Marie LeahyTeresa L. MajorJames L. Cornwell 
3Formal Notice 160Mary MotionThomas M. Beach, Jr.Thomas M. Beach, Jr. 
4Pow Wow Party 145Keri BrionMagalen O. BryantNeil R. Morris 

Its A School Night took sole possession of the lead in the final furlong after running with Formal Notice. Attention rallied belatedly.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 2:55   Turf: good

Its A School Night, b. g. 2007, by Repent out of Jon's Kimberly, by Criminal Type. Bred by Carol Hershe & Marty Hershe (Fl)

Third Race
Purse $2,000    The Leeds Manor    Virginia Bred/Sired Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Vladykov 160Diana GillamSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris$1,200
2Prima Facie 155Eilidh GrantJames H. Falk, Sr.Simon Hobson$400
3Navy Brass 160Liam McVicarM B StablesLiam McVicar$220
4Getaway 147Keri BrionMorgan's Ford FarmEva D. Smithwick$100
5Colleen's Charm 152Bruce DaleyColleen MahoneyA. Timothy White$80
6Prized Pupil 150Zoe ValvoJohn H. BaffaTommy Lee Jones 

Vladykov stalked Prima Facie's pace. With three furlongs to run Vladykov went to the front, but Prima Facie came again. These two raced as a team until the final furlong where Vladykov proved best. This was trainer Neil Morris' second win on the card.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 2:08 2/5   Turf: good

Vladykov, dk.b./br. g. 2008, by Xenodon out of Medaka, by Eastern Echo. Bred by Mrs. Sara E. Collette (Va)

Fourth Race
The Big Cobbler    Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Fogcutter 168Woods WinantsIndian Run FarmEva D. Smithwick 
2Sumo Power *165Mary MotionManown Kisor, Jr.Michael Berryman 

Fogcutter took the lead from Sumo Power at the second fence. Sumo Power stayed in Fogcutter's shadow until a quarter mile from home where Fogcutter pulled away to win easily.

Winning Margin: 4   Winning Time: 3:58 3/5   Turf: good

Fogcutter, b. g. 2003, by Woodman out of Upper Noosh, by Red Ransom. Bred by Fox Ridge Farm, Inc. (Ky)

Fifth Race
The Ben Venue    Lady Rider Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Regal Hour 140Diana GillamJeremy J. GillamJeremy J. Gillam 
PUGather No Moss 150Mary MotionManown Kisor, Jr.Michael Berryman 

Regal Hour led all the way. Gather No Moss stayed within striking distance until the last half mile where Regal Hour widened his lead and Gather No Moss pulled up. This was Diana Gillam's second win on the card.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 8:24 4/5   Turf: good

Regal Hour, ch. g. 2003, by Majesty's Time out of Mt. Airy Prophesy, by Providential (Ire). Bred by Jeremy J. Gillam (Pa)

Sixth Race
The Volanee    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Coturnix 160Woods WinantsSmithwick Farm LLCEva D. Smithwick 
2Noel T 152Diana GillamFarmwick StableNeil R. Morris 

Coturnix set the pace from the drop of the flag, repulsed a brief challenge in the final three furlongs and won handily.

Winning Margin: 3 1/2   Winning Time: 4:07 4/5   Turf: good

Coturnix, b. g. 2008, by Bernstein out of Elsoma, by Tri Jet. Bred by Morgan's Ford Farm (Ky)

Seventh Race
The Old Dominion Hunt Cup    Amateur Highweight Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Dr. Alex 183Teddy ZimmermanTeddy ZimmermanEva D. Smithwick 
2Let's Presume 170Matthew HatcherMatthew P. HatcherMatthew P. Hatcher 
FPersonal Brew 170Woods WinantsRodney B. CameronRodney B. Cameron 

Personal Brew set the pace with Dr. Alex close behind. Dr. Alex took the lead approaching the last fence where Personal Brew fell.

Winning Margin: 1/8 mile   Winning Time: 6:54   Turf: good

Dr. Alex, dk.b./br. g. 2006, by Sligo Bay (Ire) out of Royal Remedy, by Royal Academy. Bred by Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey (Ky)

Seventh Race
Foxhunter Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Rutledge Classic 176Woods WinantsSnickersville StableEva D. Smithwick 
2Bradenbrooke 160Rodney CameronRodney B. CameronRodney B. Cameron 

Rutledge Classic and Bradenbrooke raced as a team much of the way. Bradenbrooke was best over the fences, and Rutledge Classic was best on the flat. These two jumped the last as a team, but Rutledge Classic was narrowly best in the stretch. This was trainer Eva Smithwick's fourth win on the card and rider Woods Winants' third win.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 8:54 2/5   Turf: good

Rutledge Classic, b. g. 2005, by Pleasant Tap out of Rutledge Dancer, by Sky Classic. Bred by Rutledge Farm (Ky)

Eighth Race
The Meeting House Mountain    Open Hurdle    About 2 1/4 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Spy In The Sky *155Keri BrionRandleston FarmJimmy Day 
2Hishi Soar 155Woods WinantsRandolph D. RouseRandolph D. Rouse 

Spy In The Sky raced a few lengths off Hishi Soar's pace, took the lead two fences from home and won handily. This was Keri Brion's first win over fences.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 4:59   Turf: good

Spy In The Sky, ch. g. 2004, by Thunder Gulch out of Monaassabaat, by Zilzal. Bred by Gainsborough Farm LLC (Ky)