The Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point was held at the Woodley Farm in Berryville September 19 on a gorgeous fall afternoon.
Ten races were contested including a $2,000 one mile flat race for Virginia-bred, sired & certified horses which was won by Morgan Ford Farms’ River Deep. The 6-year-old Arch gelding beat five other foes in the one mile Woodley Cup. River Deep has a lifetime bankroll of $302,330 and has won a trio of Virginia-bred stakes — the ’19 Edward P. Evans, the ’18 Bert Allen and ’18 Hansel.
Photographer Douglas Lees was on hand to document all the action. The fall steeplechase season continues with the Foxfield Races October 4, the Middleburg Races on October 10 and the International Gold Cup Races on October 24. A live video stream of all will be available at www.nationalsteeplechase.com.