Potomac Hunt Races
Bittersweet Field, Seneca, Maryland
Sunday, May 19, 2019

First Race
Purse $1,000    Washington DC International    Open Flat    About 1 3/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Gold Shield 155Barry FoleyCaroline CollombNeil R. Morris$600
2Devil's Wrangler 155Kieran NorrisStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena$300
3Forever Bernardini 155Sean McDermottLucy A. GoeletAlicia S. Murphy$100
4Blackhawk's Sis 145Ross GeraghtyEve LedyardRicky Hendriks 
5Speed Ahead 150Bryan CullinaneBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
6Rose Hay All Day 145Richard BoucherMason Hardaway LamptonLilith Boucher 
7Eleven It Is 155Michael MitchellNorthwoods StableJack Fisher 

Gold Shield made most of the running and turned back challlenges by Devil's Wrangler and Black Hawks Sis on the last turn.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 3:14 4/5   Turf: good

Gold Shield, dk.b./br. g. 2012, by Medaglia d'Oro out of Dream Supreme, by Seeking the Gold. Bred by Kinsman Farm (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
1Big Bend 165Eduardo LeivaKinross FarmNeil R. Morris$600
2Mast Strike 165Charlie MarquezCharlie MarquezBetty McCue$300
3Sir Smarty 165Erika TaylorYellow Branch StableDarin Martin$100
4Scented Up 165Mike WoodsonWilliam Aylor, Jr.Natasha Aylor 
5Caldbeck (GB) 165Archie MacAuleyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
6Street Review 165Theo SushkoTheo SushkoBetty McCue 
7Indian Hawk (Ire) 165Meryem WalshIrvin S. NaylorLeslie F. Young 
8Eppur Si Muove 155Elizabeth ScullyEve LedyardRicky Hendriks 
9Sassy Little Cat 155Natalie HusoNatalie HusoNatalie Huso 

Big Bend was far off the pace, made up ground on the backside and joined Sir Smarty and Scented Up at the head of the stretch and drew away to win easily. Mast Strike finished well but was second best.

Winning Margin: 1 3/4   Winning Time: 3:05 4/4   Turf: good

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 $1,000    Alice Keech Perpetual Plate    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Great Road 155Eric PoretzKinross FarmJoseph G. Davies$600
2Major Anthem 155Kieran NorrisStainbrook FarmsJulie Gomena$300
3Include It 155Paul O'NeillRiverdee StableTodd J. Wyatt$100
4Fashion Line 150Barry FoleyMagalen O. BryantDoug Fout 
5Fightinirishtabit 155Ross GeraghtyDaniel DenefrioRicky Hendriks 
LRSunrise Sunset 155Benjamin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 
PUKanaka 145Sean McDermottShannon Hill FarmJeff Murphy 

Great Road was second in the early going but inherited the lead when Sunrise Sunsey lost his rider after the fifth fence. Great Road held Major Anthem through the stretch.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 4:29 4/5   Turf: good

Great Road, dk.b./br. g. 2015, by Three Chopt Road out of Goodness Greatness, by Albert The Great. Bred by Bybee Road Farm (WV)

Third Race - Division 2.0
Purse $1,000    Alice Keech Perpetual Plate    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Junonia 155Graham WattersKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
2Overdrawn 155Kieran NorrisGordonsdale FarmJames Piper 
3Alsinaafy (Ire) 155John BrophyRobert HartleyLeslie F. Young 
4Be Counted 155Paul O'NeillMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Todd J. Wyatt 
5Good And Proper 155Ross GeraghtyMorning Star FarmRicky Hendriks 
LRDragonthorn Steed 155Gerard GalliganS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 
PUNon Regrette 155Sean McDermottPetticoats Loose FarmMeriwether H. Morris 
PUConvivial 155Michael MitchellSheila J. WilliamsJack Fisher 

Junonia was far off the pace, rallied on the backside and got up to take the lead in the final furlong. He held off Overdrawn in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 4:38 2/5   Turf: good

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

Fourth Race
Purse $7,500    Preakness Open Timber    About 3 1/4 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Boogie Biz 165Mark BeecherHappenstance and Michael BeecherMark Beecher$4,500
2Mr. Brightside 160Kieran NorrisBallyerin Racing LLCMadison F. Meyers$2,250
3Out Playing 165Gerard GalliganDonald CochranTodd McKenna$750
PUPortamento 165John BrophyJeremy J. GillamJeremy J. Gillam 
PUBeck's Bad Boy 165Sean McDermottIvy Hill StableAlicia S. Murphy 
PURollforward 165Eric PoretzCharles Noell and Blythe DaviesJoseph G. Davies 

Rollforward set the pace but tired the last time around. Boogie Biz had been second but went to the front and held off Mr. Brightside, who posed a serious threat in the final quarter mile but could not reach the winner, who won easily.

Winning Margin: 8   Winning Time: 6:21 4/5   Turf: good

Boogie Biz, b. g. 2010, by Nobiz Like Shobiz out of My Dance, by Rhythm. Bred by Charles W. Walters, Jr. & Elizabeth J. Valando (Md)

Fifth Race
Side Saddle Race    About 1 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Gun Lobby  Julie NafeJulie NafeJulie Nafe 
2The Gingerbread Man  Kathryn CowlesGreystone FarmKathryn Cowles 
3Patrick  Sarah O'HalloranSarah O'HalloranSarah O'Halloran 
DQEvacuation  Rebecca BarkerRebecca BarkerRebecca Barker 

Gun Lobby sprinted away when released by the field master and won easily.

Winning Margin: 7   Winning Time: 2:11 3/5   Turf: good

Gun Lobby, b. m. 2014, by Maclean's Music out of Vegas Babe, by Bernardini. Bred by Hill "n" Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. (ON)

Sixth Race
Purse $7,500    Preakness Open Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Veneer Of Charm (Ire) 155Jack DoyleRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$4,500
2Big E 155Kieran NorrisBonnie Rye StableJulie Gomena$2,250

Veneer of Charm set the pace with Big E close behind. On the backside he widened his lead and won easily while not being extended in the final furlong.

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: 4:53   Turf: good

Veneer Of Charm (Ire), b. g. 2014, by Fast Company (Ire) out of Nova Tor (Ire), by Trans Island (GB). Bred by P. Burns (Ire)

Seventh Race
Purse $2,500    Preakness Novice Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Simenon (Ire) 165Jack DoyleEve LedyardRicky Hendriks$1,500
2Rocket Star Red 165Mark BeecherLucy A. GoeletMark Beecher$750
3Expedient 165Sean McDermottLouisa Stevenson, Achsah O'Donovan and Cheyenne Stables LLCAlicia S. Murphy$250
4Mo's in the House 165Kieran NorrisT & C Elite Sport HorsesSam Cockburn 
5Way Up High 165Erin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 
6La Isabella 155Gerard GalliganTodd McKennaTodd McKenna 
7Veyron 165Bethany BaumgardnerEllerslie FarmJeff Murphy 
PUTesoro (Ire) 165Archie MacAuleyArmata StablesRicky Hendriks 
PUJump to Juneau 175Barry FoleyKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
PUHardaport 165Virginia KorrellJeremy J. GillamJeremy J. Gillam 
PUImperious 155John BrophyJeremy J. GillamJeremy J. Gillam 

Simenon led the whole race and appeared ready to win easily in the final furlong but Rocket Star Red made a late charge that just missed.

Winning Margin: nose   Winning Time: 5:43   Turf: good

Simenon (Ire), b. g. 2007, by Marju (Ire) out of Epistoliere (Ire), by Alzao. Bred by Max Morris (Ire)

Eighth Race
Small Ponies
Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann Memorial Races    Small Pony Flat race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hoof Hearted  William SlaterMimi SchmitzMimi Schmitz 
2Mallory  Carly KernChris KernSara Hess 
3Monkey  Daphne WalshImogen WeaverRegina Welsh 
4Emmy-Lou  Jaidyn ShoreMint Meadows Farm LLCSuzanne Stettinius 
5Carroway Tuesday  Raines GammonImogen WeaverRegina Welsh 
6Olney Yes Ma'am  Noelle RailleyImogen WeaverRegina Welsh 
7Hopwoods Winchester  Samantha MichelSamantha MichelJody Frank 
8Olney Kushion  Sophie SageEliza NicholsRegina Welsh 
9Olney Quick Draw McGraw  Skye GammonImogen WeaverRegina Welsh 

Hoof Hearted stole the start, opened a big lead and coasted home alone.

Winning Margin: 20   Winning Time: :36 3/5   Turf: good

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  Teddy DaviesElizabeth McCueAshton Williams 
2Jigsaw  Patrick GallagherKim Williams GallagherMimi Schmitz 
3Sunny Delight  Anna BourkeAnna BourkeDavid M. Bourke 
4Rosmel's Tickle Me Pink  James WyattEHM StablesBetty McCue 
5Thumper  Brin ScholenthalEHM StablesBetty McCue 
6Rocky Rocks  Brynn MillerBrynn MillerJoanne Meszoly 

Count Chocula split horses on the turn, took the lead and won in hand.

Winning Margin: 6   Winning Time: :44 2/5   Turf: good

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
1Janneydancer  Anna BourkeAnna BourkeDavid M. Bourke 
2Charmed  Teddy DaviesEHM StablesBetty McCue 
3Bailey  James WyattEHM StablesBetty McCue 
4American Pride  Abbigail CentenoHeather HardestyDarren Potter 

Janneydancer came flying and got up the beat Charmed.

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

Janneydancer, dk.b./br. m. 2013, by Here Comes Ben out of Splash of Roses, by Kafwain. Bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbred, LLC, Spruce Lane Farm, et al (NY)