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Potomac Hunt Races
Bittersweet Field, Seneca, Maryland
Sunday, May 15, 2022

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First Race
Purse $1,000    Washington DC International    Open Flat    About 1 3/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Family Tree (GB) 155Paul CawleyIrvin S. NaylorNeil R. Morris$600
2Clint Maroon (GB) 155Barry FoleyS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke$300
3Natty Bird *150Erika TaylorRegina WelshRegina Welsh$100
OCKid Can Run *150Dylan McDonaghElizabeth WileyJames Piper 

Family Tree led from the start with Natty Bird close behind. Clint Maroon got up in the last strides to finish second over Natty Bird.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 3:45 4/5   Turf: good

Family Tree (GB), ch. g. 2015, by Galileo (Ire) out of Sant Elena (GB), by Efisio (GB).

Second Race
Purse $1,000    Preakness Amateur Rider Open Flat    Amateur Open Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Tanka Tough 150Brett OwingsVirginia B. YoungCourtney Young$600
2Ask Neal 165Teddy DaviesBlythe Miller DaviesJoseph G. Davies$300
3Photo Copy 160Fiona FoxHarvey W. Goolsby, IIISean McDermott$100
4Reason to Pray 165Theresa DimpfelJean L. RofeJames Piper 
5Grunion 165Aran McManusBruce ColletteDonald Yovanovich 

The field was tightiy bunched on the backside. Ask Neal and Tanka Tough went to the front on the turn for home and battled to the finish with Tanka Tough best.

Winning Margin: 1 1/4   Winning Time: 3:19 3/5   Turf: good

Tanka Tough, b. f. 2019, by Street Magician out of Tanka, by Dance With Ravens.

Third Race
Purse $1,500    The Alice Keech Perpetual Plate    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Grey Giant **148Teddy DaviesGerry Brewster & Richie BlueJoseph G. Davies$900
2Peace Nicker 145Ross GeraghtySignal Hill FarmJulie Gomena$450
3Diva of Seville **138Colin SmithBrookfield StablesCasey Pinkard$150
4Gundry *150Brett OwingsMrs. J. W. Y. Martin, Jr.Mark Beecher 
PUPost War 150Paul CawleyOver Creek Stables LLCJulie Gomena 

Peace Nicker set much of the pace with Diva of Seville and Grey Giant close behind. These three were tightly bunched when they turned for home. They jumped the last as a team with Grey Giant proving best in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 4:32 4/5   Turf: good

Grey Giant, gr./ro. g. 2018, by Giant Surprise out of Reddy for Rubys, by Precise End. Bred by TBD (NY)

Fourth Race
Purse $2,500    Preakness Open Timber    About 3 1/4 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Cracker Factory (GB) *160Brett OwingsThe Hundred Acre FieldMark Beecher$1,500
2Overdrawn *160Dylan McDonaghGordonsdale FarmJames Piper$750
3Pocket Talk (Ire) **158Teddy DaviesKinross FarmJoseph G. Davies$250

Pocket Talk led for most of the race with Cracker Factory close behind. The three horses jumped the last together with Cracker Factory landing running. He drew away in the stretch, and Overdrawn took second over Pocket Talk in the final strides.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 6:40 1/5   Turf: good

Cracker Factory (GB), b. g. 2015, by Poet's Voice (GB) out of Pure Song (GB), by Singspiel (Ire).

Fifth Race
Purse $1,500    Preakness Open Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Brave Deacon **148Teddy DaviesBlythe Miller DaviesJoseph G. Davies$900
2Golazo **148Colin SmithStephany W. S. HarperAlicia S. Murphy$450

Brave Deacon went to the front immediatly and Golazo raced within several lengths the entire race.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 4:41   Turf: good

Brave Deacon, dk.b./br. g. 2016, by Orientate out of Chevaux, by Corporate Report. Bred by TBD (Pa)

Sixth Race
Purse $2,500    Preakness Novice Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Night Sounds ***160Willie WhiteWillie WhiteElizabeth McKnight$1,500
LRAndale ***155Hunter HolmGary Fischer and Jay MeisterWilliam Meister 
OCJackson S *160Dylan McDonaghJames B. Steele, Jr.Cyril Murphy 
OCBogey's Image **163Teddy DaviesH. Goolsby, A. O'Donovan, D. ColhounJoseph G. Davies 

Night Sounds was the lone survivor in a race that had many mental mistakes.

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

Night Sounds, b. g. 2013, by Sidney's Candy out of Lizzy's Bluff, by Pine Bluff.

Seventh Race
Small Ponies
Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann Memorial Races    Small Pony Flat race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Lickety Split  Yomar Ortiz, Jr.EHM StablesBetty McCue 
2Mallory  Carly KernChris KernChris Kern 
3Sassy  Paige WyattEHM StablesBetty McCue 

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

Lickety Split, paint g. 2013 Bred by TBD ()

Medium Ponies
Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann Memorial Races    Medium Pony Flat Race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Sugar  Cambrie FranksApril FranksCambrie Franks 
2Blueberry  Yomar Ortiz, Jr.EHM StablesBetty McCue 
3Charleston  Tess GharadaghianEHM StablesBetty McCue 
4Thumper  Abby TaylorEHM StablesBetty McCue 
4Paisley  Jaidyn ShoreEHM StablesBetty McCue 

Winning Margin: head   Winning Time:   Turf: good

Sugar, ch. m. 2011 Bred by TBD ()

Large Ponies
Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann Memorial Races    Large Pony Flat Race    About 1/2 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Mini  Jaidyn ShoreEHM StablesBetty McCue 
2Goose  Carly KernChris KernChris Kern 
3Laugh Out Loud  Paige WyattEHM StablesBetty McCue 
4Bailey  James WyattEHM StablesBetty McCue 
5Good Magic  Tess GharadaghianEHM StablesBetty McCue 

Winning Margin: 4   Winning Time:   Turf: good

Mini, b. m. 2016 Bred by TBD ()

 

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