Scenes From the Sept. 12 Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point Races

The Old Dominion Hounds Point-to Point Races were held at the Ben Venue Farm, located north of Warrenton, on Saturday September 12. This was a rescheduled event from spring that was a Covid-related cancellation.

Here are some photos from the afternoon’s ten races, courtesy of photographer Douglas Lees.

The Blue Ridge Point-to-Point is scheduled for Saturday September 19 at the Woodley Farm in Berryville. First post is 12:30 PM. Nine races are on tap including the featured $2,000 Virginia-Bred/Sired Flat. For information, call 540-636-0500. Entries are at

Three sactioned steeplechase events are scheduled in Virginia this fall. The Foxfield Races (outside of Charlottesville) are slated for Sunday October 4 followed by the Middleburg Fall Races on Saturday October 10 and the International Gold Cup card at Great Meadow on Saturday October 24. More details are at

Open Timber winner Leeds Don was ridden by Chris Gracie.
A crowded field competes in the Novice Rider Maiden Flat which was won by Investor.
You’re No Better (far left) with rider Archie Mac Auley was best in the first division of the Maiden Flat.
Investor, with rider Sophie Henelius, was best in the Novice Rider Maiden Flat.
Good and Proper won the Novice Flat with Courtney Dankavich up top.

Paddy’s Crown and rider Mell Boucher captured the Amateur Novice Rider Hurdle.

Paddy’s Crown (right) fends off Adjutant and Skylar McKenna going over the final hurdle.
Argentic and rider Graham Waters prevailed in the Maiden Hurdle’s second divison.