Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point Recap from March 30 with 2 NSA Sanctioned Races Contested

The Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point took place on March 30th at the Woodley Farm in Berryville, VA. The card was made up of eight races, ranging from a mile to three miles around the track. This meet is important to local fans of the sport who get to come out in the Northern Virginia area and see one of the first racing events of the year.

The day of racing was highlighted by two new $15,000 races for Amateur or Apprentice riders. These races were sponsored and Sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association (NSA).

The spring PTP season continues at Ben Venue Farm in Washington, VA on April 6 (Old Dominion Hounds), Morven Park in Leesburg April 21 (Loudoun Hunt) and Glenwood Park in Middleburg April 28 (Middleburg Hunt).

Photos courtesy of Douglas Lees

Trainer Leslie Young talking to rider Freddie Procter after Novice Timber race
Novice Rider Flat Race Winner Auction Kingdom (American Flag Silks) ridden by Conner Reddy
2nd Division Maiden Hurdle Race Winner Honeymooner ridden by Andrew Burke with Trainer Todd McKenna
Graham Buston, Blue Ridge Huntsman
$15,000 NSA sanctioned Amateur or Apprentice Rider Timber Race Winner Bob’s Bar ridden by Andrew Burke
Huntsman Graham Buston with Blue Ridge Hounds
Stick Pony Races
Trainer Mark Beecher congratulates Dan Nevin on his win on Decisive Triumph in the NSA sanctioned Amateur or Apprentice Rider Hurdle
Decisive Triumph and his groom walking to the winner’s circle
Virginia Bred and Sired flat race winner E.P.Milton ridden by Conor Tierney in the winner’s circle with connections including trainer Susan Cooney
Race Chairman Jeffrey LeHew, MFH
1st Division Maiden Hurdle winner Exuma ridden by Dan Nevin