Piedmont Fox Hounds Point to Point
Salem Course, Upperville, Virginia
Saturday, March 23, 2013

First Race
The George Robert Slater Memorial    Maiden Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Terko Service 165Mark BeecherFrank A. Bonsal, Jr.Ann D. Stewart 
2Ed's Big Bet 165Christopher ReadKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
3Mojave Moose 165Blair WyattPeter A. Jay & Sarah JayTodd J. Wyatt 
4Spencer Road *155Jackson RobertsEllie Russell, Gerry Brewster & Joe TydingsBlythe Miller Davies 
5Plenty Coups *155Kieran NorrisFrank A. Bonsal, Jr.Ann D. Stewart 

Ed's Big Bet set the pace with Terko Service close behind. Shortly after the field came back into sight, Terko Service went to the front and was not hard pressed to maintain the lead to the finish.

Winning Margin: 6 1/2   Winning Time: 7:52 1/5   Turf: soft

Terko Service, b. g. 2007, by Service Stripe out of Terko Bates, by Bates Motel. Bred by Campbell Stable, LLC (MI)

Second Race
C. Reed Thomas, MFH Memorial    Amateur Highweight Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Dr. Alex 170Teddy ZimmermanTeddy ZimmermanEva D. Smithwick 
2Justpourit (Ire) 180George Hundt, Jr.Lucy StableRichard L. Valentine 
3Southern Sail 170Woods WinantsJulia ThieriotEva D. Smithwick 

Dr. Alex took the lead from Justpourit in the final mile, was joined by Justpourit at the last fence and won the stretch duel.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 6:43 4/5   Turf: soft

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)

Second Race
Foxhunter Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Rutledge Classic 173Woods WinantsSnickersville StableEva D. Smithwick 
2Let's Presume 160Matthew HatcherMatthew P. HatcherMatthew P. Hatcher 
3Crossing Again 162Theresa DimpfelKeystone ThoroughbredsTodd McKenna 
4Baylor Dude 160Bart PooleElistan StableLeslie F. Young 

Baylor Dude set the early pace but dropped back when Let's Presume took command when the field came back into view. Rutledge Classic rallied to jump with Let's Presume over the last fence and drew away in the stretch. This was trainer Eva Smithwick's second win on the card.

Winning Margin: 5   Winning Time: 6:41   Turf: soft

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

Third Race
The Thomas M. Beach and Virginia A. Beach Memorial    Lady Rider Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Gerrymander 140Diana GillamKenyon G. FurlongKenyon G. Furlong 
2Cat Walkin 150Annie YeagerDonald YovanovichDonald Yovanovich 

Cat Walkin set the pace until the final quarter mile where the pace quickened, and Gerrymander started to make his move. The two entries jumped the last together, but Cat Walkin could not match strides with Gerrymander up the hill to the finish.

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: 6:53 3/5   Turf: soft

Gerrymander, dk.b./br. g. 2004, by Boundary out of Action Music, by Seattle Song. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Charles McGinnes (Md)

Fourth Race
Rokeby Challenge Bowl    Open Timber    About 3 1/2 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Dakota Slew 170Mark BeecherMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
2Foyle 170Christopher ReadMerriefield FarmH. Bruce Fenwick 
3Hot Rize *160Russell HaynesHolston HallEdward Mulligan 

First Foyle then Hot Rize took turns on the lead. With three fences left to jump Dakota Slew took the lead and went on to an easy win. This was rider Mark Beecher's second win on the card, and he won the award as the meet's leading rider over fences.

Winning Margin: 3 1/2   Winning Time: 7:36 1/5   Turf: soft

Dakota Slew, dk.b./br. g. 2007, by Slew City Slew out of Klearlee Kiera, by Allen's Prospect. Bred by Larry F. Curtis (Ky)

Fifth Race
The Huntland Cup    Maiden Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Casual Creeper (Ire) 155Keri BrionDaybreak StablesJimmy Day 
2Attention 147George WoodTeresa L. MajorJames L. Cornwell 
3Andre 155Mark BeecherPetticoats Loose FarmCyril Murphy 
4Go For Green 160Christopher ReadBettina L. GregoryNeil R. Morris 
5Pow Wow Party 155Diana GillamMagalen O. BryantNeil R. Morris 
6Dynaforest Destiny 150Annie YeagerDestinaire FarmDonald Yovanovich 
7Sarah's Fancy 142Elizabeth HeffnerJason L. ColeJason L. Cole 
8Concernced Cat 155Kieran NorrisElizabeth J. SchultzJason L. Cole 
9Talkeetna Shuffle 160Carlos CaninoCarlos CaninoDouglas S. Hartz 
10Lea Von 155Victoria LawrenceMagalen O. BryantDoug Fout 

Casual Creeper went to the front shortly after the start and led all the way winning handily.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 2:15 3/5   Turf: soft

Casual Creeper (Ire), b. g. 2009, by One Cool Cat out of Personal Design, by Traditionally. Bred by Padraig Connolly (Ire)

Sixth Race
The Col. Richard Henry Dulany Memorial    Open Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Jack Cool (Ire) 160Kieran NorrisIrvin S. NaylorBrianne Slater 
2Mischief 160Annie YeagerSteve YeagerDonald Yovanovich 
3Decoy Daddy (Ire) 160James SlaterIrvin S. NaylorBrianne Slater 
4Final Straw 160Russell HaynesIrvin S. NaylorEdward Mulligan 
5Great Britain 160Bruce DaleyRandolph D. RouseRandolph D. Rouse 
6Labonte 160Mark BeecherRose Marie BogleyRichard L. Valentine 
7Spy In The Sky 160Keri BrionRandleston FarmJimmy Day 
8Indian War 160Jackson RobertsDonald YovanovichDonald Yovanovich 

Jack Cool and Mischief raced slightly off Decoy Daddy's pace. When the field turned for home Jack Cool and Mischief moved to the lead and battled to the finish where Jack Cool was narrowly best.

Winning Margin: nose   Winning Time: 2:14 3/5   Turf: soft

Jack Cool (Ire), b. g. 2006, by One Cool Cat out of Rachrush (Ire), by Sadler's Wells. Bred by Angus McDonnell (Ire)

Seventh Race
Purse $2,000    VHBPA Flat    Virginia Bred/Sired Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Vladykov 150James SlaterSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris$1,200
2Prized Pupil 150Mark BeecherJohn H. BaffaTommy Lee Jones$400
3Colleen's Charm 152Bruce DaleyColleen MahoneyA. Timothy White$220
4Tu Baku 160Kieran NorrisAlix L. WhiteA. Timothy White$100

Vladykov was reserved off the pace set by Colleen's Charm, rallied to take the lead in the final furlong and held off Prized Pupil, who rallied belatedly.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 2:23   Turf: soft

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