Virginia-Bred River Gal Captures $75,000 Jamestown Stakes; 2018 Series At Laurel Now Complete

Congratulations to Virginia owner/breeder Morgan’s Ford Farm, whose 2 year old bay filly River Gal won the $75,000 Jamestown Stakes September 28th at Laurel.

Jockey Angel Cruz directed Virginia-bred River Gal to victory in the $75,000 Jamestown Stakes at Laurel Sept. 28. Photo by Jim McCue.

Jockey Angel Cruz directed the 2 1/2 length victory in a field of seven. The race, originally scheduled for turf, was contested at 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt and was authored in 1:05.43. The winner took the lead from  Ready to Run in the turn, opened by 1 1/2 at the top of the stretch and cruised home. River Gal is a Phil Schoenthal trainee and is by Blame out of River Fancy by Congaree.

River Gal was bred and is owned by Morgan’s Ford Farm. Photo by Jim McCue.

Here’s the rest of the Jamestown field in order: Ready to Run (Susan Cooney), Tolaga Bay (Susan Minor), Perfect Exchange (Audley Farm Equine LLC), Bear Trappe (Morgan’s Ford Farm), Drosselmoon (Quest Realty) and Payneful (Quest Realty)

Thanks to all owners and trainers who participated in the 2018 series of Virginia-bred and sired stakes and maiden races held at Laurel Park throughout the year. Based on accumulated points from the series, here are the bonus award winners in both categories:

Susan Cooney –36 pts- $10,000
Phil Schonethal – 31 Pts- $4,000
Arnaud Delacour- 28 pts- $3,000
Mike Trombetta- 13 pts- $2,000
Hugh McMahon- 12 pts – 1,000

Morgan’s Ford – 18 pts- $7,000
Mr. & Mrs. Bertram Firestone- 18 pts – $7,000
Quest Realty- 17 pts – $3,000
Larry Johnson – 13 pts – $2,000
Andrew and Becky Lavin- 12 Pts – $1,000