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Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point
Ben Venue Farm, Ben Venue, Virginia
Thursday, April 6, 2023

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First Race
The Big Cobbler    Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Sea Mast *165Zach MillerKinross FarmRichard L. Valentine 
2Frontline Citizen (IRE) *165Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher 
3Grunion *155Freddie ProcterBruce ColletteDonald Yovanovich 
OCJunonia *165Theodore SushkoKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 

Junonia led the race from the start and finished first by 1 1/4 lengths. The Stewards disqualified Junonia for going off course, and Sea Mast was made the winner.

Winning Margin: 1 1/4   Winning Time: 3:54 !/5   Turf: firm

Sea Mast, dk.b./br. g. 2016, by Mizzen Mast out of Sealington, by Harlington. Bred by Magalen O. Bryant (Ky)

Fourth Race
Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Ahnaf 160Gerard GalliganT & C Stables & JoAnne MorrisSam Cockburn 
2Master McGrath 160Barry FoleyPark Stud, Inc.Richard L. Valentine 
3Aftermath 155Jamie BargaryPort Lairge StablesMark Beecher 
4Look North (GB) 155Graham WattersNorthwoods StableJack Fisher 
5Karl Cares 155Thomas GarnerBonnie Rye Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
6Lady's Game (GB) 145Barry FoleyButtonwood Farm, LLCKeri Brion 
7Straw into Gold 160Ross GeraghtyKinross FarmJulie Gomena 

Ahnaf took the lead in the early stages with Master McGrath close behind. Ahnaf held MasterMcGrath safe and was drawing away at the finish.

Winning Margin: 9   Winning Time: 4:06 4/5   Turf: firm

Ahnaf, b. g. 2017, by Street Sense out of Kaseema, by Storm Cat.

Fourth Race - Division 2.0
Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Boffo Kid 155Jamie BargaryTheresa Haupt & Carl DoranDanielle Hodsdon 
2Praghas Ceart (Ire) 155Parker HendriksMetahorse RacingKeri Brion 
3Big Red Cardinal 155Gerard GalliganBonnie Rye Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
4Reassured 160Jamie BargaryStill Pond FarmMark Beecher 
5Rocket One 155Graham WattersRiverdee Stable and Ten Strike RacingJack Fisher 
6Whisky Warrior 155Barry FoleyNorthwoods StableSandra Webb 
7Adventurous Gent (Ire) 155Thomas GarnerButtonwood Farm, LLCKeri Brion 
8Field Marshal 155Ross GeraghtyMichael A. SmithJulie Gomena 
RefRoyne 160Parker HendriksUpland Flats Racing LLCKeri Brion 

Boffo Kid made all the running while jumping greenly. Praghas Ceart made a late rush that fell short.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 4:12 3/5   Turf: firm

Boffo Kid, dk.b./br. g. 2019, by Friesan Fire out of Pure Strike, by Pure Prize.

Fifth Race
Amateur and Novice Rider Timbe    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Flaming Sword (Ire) 165Zach MillerFat Chance FarmRichard L. Valentine 
2Project Two (Ire) 155Freddie ProcterMichael A. SmithLeslie F. Young 
LRIt's Nothing 165Theodore SushkoSally ReedKatherine S. Neilson 

Flaming Sword went to the front and stayed there. The field was bunched in the early stages but It's Nothing lost his rider with 1 1/2 miles to go. Project Two tried to reach Flaming Sword the last time around but was no threat to the winner.

Winning Margin: 21 1/4   Winning Time: 6:56 4/5   Turf: firm

Flaming Sword (Ire), b. g. 2014, by Gold Well (GB) out of Tricky Present (Ire), by Presenting (GB).

Sixth Race
Side Saddle Race    1 Mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1My Silver Belle  Julie NafeKieran DonaldsonJulie Louise Nafe 
2Night League  Devon ZebroviousCherry Blossom Farm LLCGeorge Kuk 

My Silver Belle was second for the first half mile to Night League who set the pace. My Silver Belle raced to the lead at that point and was not seriously threatened the rest of the race winning handily.

Winning Margin: 9 1/1   Winning Time: 2:08 2/5   Turf: firm

My Silver Belle, gr. m. 2017, by Exchange Rate out of Mockingjay, by . Bred by TBD ()

Eighth Race
The Meeting House Mountain    Open Hurdle    About 2 1/4 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Royne  Parker HendriksUpland Flats Racing LLCKeri Brion 
2Iranistan 165Barry FoleyHudson River FarmsKeri Brion 

Iranistan held the lead until the final hurdle. At that point Royne joined Iranistan, and he proved best in a battle to the finish. Royne had refused to start in an earlier race and was allowed to run in this race.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 4:22   Turf: firm

Royne, ch. g. 2018, by Stormy Atlantic out of Safe Crossing, by Ghostzapper. Bred by George Strawbridge, Jr. (Ky)

Ninth Race
Restricted Young Adult Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Sliabh Aughty (Fr) 140Taylor KingsleyBourke RacingDavid M. Bourke 
2Cite 140Eliza EdwardsEliza EdwardsEliza Edwards 
PUBlue Mandate 130Camille deStanleyCamille deStanleyBeth Newman deStanley 

Sliabh Aughty was always on the pace and drew away to an easy win.

Winning Margin: 3 1/4   Winning Time: 2:43 2/5   Turf: firm

Sliabh Aughty (Fr), dk.b./br. g. 2017, by Elusive City out of Gypsy Hollow, by Dixieland Band.

Tenth Race
The High Thicket    Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Freddy Flintshire *155Tatiana SushkoUpland Flats Racing LLCKeri Brion 
2In Effect *155Sarah CundithKincraig StablesNeil R. Morris 
3Top Brass (GB) *155Tom YoungSales, Inc. and Ashwell Stable, LLCLeslie F. Young 
4Strong Headed *155Abigail WalkerFearnought Farm LLCDoug Fout 
5Fit for a King *145George ConnollyRunnymoore Racing, LLCLeslie F. Young 
6Top of the Field (Ire) 150Parker HendriksButtonwood Farm, LLCKeri Brion 
7Big Dave *155Camille deStanleyCamille & Olivia deStanleyBeth Newman deStanley 

Freddie Flintshire was rated off of the pace but started picking up horses in the final three furlongs. He raced to the front to take the lead at the head of the stretch and won handily.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 2:48 1/5   Turf: firm

Freddy Flintshire, b. g. 2018, by Flintshire (GB) out of Amumar (Ire), by Galileo (Ire). Bred by TBD (Ky)

Eleventh Race
Purse $2,000    The Leeds Manor    Virginia Bred, Sired or Certif    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Vincent Van Gogo 158Graham WattersFlying Elvis StableNeil R. Morris$1,200
2Mosley Natural *150Michael WoodsonNancy J. KolbChristopher L. Kolb$400
3Inside the Box 145Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$220
4Gospel Way 150Gerard GalliganLarry LevyNeil R. Morris$100
5War and Roses 145Freddie ProcterGordon C. KeysSam Cockburn$80
6Speed Alert 145Bryan CullinaneBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
6Elusive 155Abigail WalkerBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
8Dulini *133D. Nessa BurnsVirginia Equine PLLCSusan S. Cooney 
9Ahsoka *130Taylor KingsleyBlue Streak Racing LLCKeri Brion 
10Chasin Chapin 155Gerard Galligan247 North, LLCElaine Soldo 

Vincent Van Go Go was never far from the leaders and took command in the stretch. Mosely Natural rsn well but was second best.

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

Vincent Van Gogo, b. g. 2015, by Paynter out of Hottie Dancer, by Distorted Humor.