Fields Are Set For Saturday’s $363,575 Virginia Breeder’s Championship Card at Shenandoah Downs

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 10/01/2020) —- Shenandoah Downs will play host to eight divisional Virginia Breeder’s Championship races this Saturday October 3 with purses totaling $363,575. The eight will be run consecutively, kicking off a sixteen-race program which also features a pair of $7,000 Open Handicap Paces — one for colts/geldings and one for mares.

Nvrfearlloydishere in the winners circle after his prep race win September 19.

2019 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacing Champion Nvrfearlloydishere defends his title at the age of three against seven other sophomores in the $46,800 edition. The Rusty’s All In gelding has 13 wins from 17 career starts, good for a $111,020 bankroll. The Arlene Cameron trainee wired the field in last Saturday’s elimination in 1:56 4/5. He swept the recent Maryland Sire Stakes at Ocean Downs, capturing both preps, then the $45,000 final in 1:55 3/5. Eddie Davis Jr. will direct from the rail for owner Pam Wagner. Caviart Sage, third in last year’s freshman final, won the other elimination by a nose over K J Michael in 1:56 3/5. 

Allan Davis directs Breeze Away B to the winners circle after her prep race win at Shenandoah Downs September 19.

William Fletcher’s Breeze Away B won the Filly Pacing title last year, captured her elimination on Saturday and brings a $51,061 bankroll into the $43,400 sophomore test. The Nuclear Breeze filly wired the field last week in 1:56.0. After sweeping both Maryland Sire Stakes preps at Ocean Downs last month, she broke stride in the final as a heavy favorite. Allan Davis will drive the pacer from post four in the five-horse field. Elim runner-up Hillbilly Kisses is 4-for-8 this year and has the highest 2020 earnings of any in the field with $32,128. 

Charlie Dunavant and company celebrate in the winners circle in 2019 after Chauffer’s win.

The $46,200 Three-Year-Old Colt Trot features a full field of eight including a trio of Jane Dunavant entrants that are all by Dusty Winner — ’19 champ Chauffer, ’19 runner-up Air Time and Riddle Me This. The three are all trained by Carol Poliseno and the first two have accumulated six figure bankrolls. Chauffer has $114,365 to his credit and Air Time, who wired the field in the elimination, has earned $119,849. Poliseno will drive the former and Art Stafford will pilot the latter.

Cate’s A Keeper was 6-for-9 last year including a Virginia Breeder’s title in the Two-Year-Old Filly Trot. She will be favored to repeat in the $43,800 finale Saturday against a field that includes 2019 runner-up Two Itchy. Co-owned by Scott Woogen and Pam Wagner and trained by Arleen Cameron, the Lockkeeper filly finished in a dead heat with stablemate K J Deb in last week’s prelim. She will leave from post four with Eddie Davis Jr. in the bike.  

Debbie Warnick and Amanda Jackson each celebrated wins on 2019 Virginia Breeder’s Championship Day .

Two-year-old competition is highlighted by the $46,295 Two-Year-Old Colt Pace. Caviart Farms’ Caviart Skipper won his prep last week by four lengths in 2:00 4/5. The Betting Line colt is trained by Marna Shehan and will be driven by Tyler Shehan. Elwood Tignor’s Whep broke stride in last week’s prep but captured the $45,000 Maryland Final at Ocean Downs the week prior.

Pam Wagner’s Madisonsallin powered to an eight-length triumph in last week’s Filly Pace prep. Eddie Davis Jr. piloted the daughter of Rusty’s All In to a 1:59 3/5 clocking. She is trained by Arlene Cameron, who has three others in the $45,475 final.

John Wagner drove Trents A Lock to a prep race victory September 26.

The Wager/Cameron duo team up again in the $45,775 Colt Trot with Trents A Lock, who has been impressive in his five starts. The Lockkeeper gelding has three wins and two seconds, good for earnings of $35,463. He prevailed in last week’s elimination and in the Maryland Sire Stake final September 18. Tracy Bradshaw’s J Stihl finished second in the Shenandoah prep, just one length behind Trents A Lock.

Driver Montrell Teague will make his first appearance ever in Woodstock when he pilots John and Sarah Swart’s Pride Of Windswept in the $45,300 Filly Trot. The Charlie De Vie filly has three wins and a runner up finish from four starts and has bankrolled $28,325. She most recently won the $45,000 Maryland Sire Stake final at Ocean Downs in 2:01 1/5. The Shaun Callahan trainee will depart from the rail. Arthur Hauser’s Ollie El was best in the Shenandoah prep a week ago.

Driver Montrell Teague won the 2015 Little Brown Jug and Meadowlands Pace aboard Wiggle It Jiggleit

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