Warrenton Hunt Point to Point
Airlie Race Course, Warrenton, Virginia
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Second Race
The Spring Valley Open Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
0West Newton (GB) 154Parker HendriksUpland Flats Racing LLCRicky Hendriks 
1Highway Prince (Ire) **158Skylar McKennaArmata StablesKatherine S. Neilson 
2Some Response (Ire) ***155Teddy DaviesArmata StablesJoseph G. Davies 
3Jeffery G. **148Forrest KellyIrvin S. NaylorJason L. Cole 

After Jeffery G. led the first time around, he relinquished the lead to Some Response and Highway Prince on the backside, and these two raced as a team to the sretch where Highway Prince proved best in a driving finish.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 6:29 3/5   Turf: firm

Highway Prince (Ire), ch. g. 2014, by Prince Flori (Ger) out of Hayward's Heath (GB), by Allied Forces. Bred by Brendan Duke (Ire)

Third Race
Novice Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1First Friday ***155Sophie HeneliusFour Virginia GentsDoug Fout 
2Scherzo  **158Skylar McKennaSycamore Run FarmKatherine S. Neilson 

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 6:22 4/5   Turf: firm

First Friday, b. g. 2014, by Artie Schiller out of Vente, by Dynaformer. Bred by Beverly R. Steinman (Ky)

Fifth Race
Viola T. Winmill Side Saddle Chase Cup    Side Saddle Race    About 1 1/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Sky Babe  Julie NafeJulie Louise NafeJulie Louise Nafe 
2Soul Approval  Devon ZebroviousCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 
3King Of Hearts (Arg)  Catherine Ann JohnsCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 
4King Creole  Sarah PembertonSarah PembertonDevon Zebrovious 

Sky Babe was rated well off the pace that was set by Soul Approval. With a half mile to go Sky Babe launched a rally. Sky Babe reached the front in the last quarter mile and won handily.

Winning Margin: 5   Winning Time: 4:06 1/5   Turf: firm

Sky Babe, b. m. 2016, by Minister's Wild Cat out of Light Up the Sky, by .

Sixth Race
Open Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Awesome Adrian 155Skylar McKennaNancy Jane ReedKatherine S. Neilson 
2Yankee Doodle Boy 155Sophie HeneliusMelissa CantacuzeneDoug Fout 
3Better Tapit 145Courtney DankanichDebra E. KachelRicky Hendriks 
4Midnight Shot (GB) 155Parker HendriksHendriks, Huganir,Neilson and StrawbridgeSanna P. Neilson 
5Le Chevalier 155McLane HendriksMichael A. SmithJulie Gomena 

Winning Margin: 1 3/4   Winning Time: 2:42 1/5   Turf: firm

Awesome Adrian, dk.b./br. g. 2013, by Great Notion out of River Kwai, by Valley Crossing. Bred by Nancy Jane Austin Reed (Md)

Seventh Race
Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Embrace the Grind 155Courtney DankanichWendy W. HendriksRicky Hendriks 
2Marvari (Fr) 155Sophie HeneliusBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
3Cruz Diez 155Mackenzie TaylorT&C StablesSam Cockburn 
4As You Like It 155Parker HendriksSherry L. FenwickSanna P. Neilson 
5Whiskey Chaser 150Teddy DaviesCaves FarmJoseph G. Davies 

Embrace the Grind led most of the way with Mavari close behind. Mavari made a bid when the field turned for home but was second best.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 2:41   Turf: firm

Embrace the Grind, b. g. 2017, by Blame out of Hop the Six, by Artie Schiller. Bred by Cherry Valley Farm, LLC (Ky)

 

Apprentice and Novice riders must sign a Rider Accreditation form. Failure may result in a fine, scratch or both. Forms can be emailed to Don Yovanovich at dony13@aol.com or presented to Pippy McCormick at the races. Live streaming link for the Warrenton Point to Point.https://youtu.bel-grLhuQ4So