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Rough Weather Doesn’t Hinder 12-Year-Old Andi’amu from Virginia Gold Cup Win

By National Steeplechase Association | May 10, 2022 By Tod Marks Weather loomed large for last weekend’s race meets, with prolonged rain and chilly temperatures, especially at the Gold Cup Races, making for challenging conditions. But, as always, the races themselves were the star of the show, with accomplished veterans and newcomers sharing the spotlight. Also finding themselves … Continue reading Rough Weather Doesn’t Hinder 12-Year-Old Andi’amu from Virginia Gold Cup Win

New Bristol, Virginia Horse Owner Picked ’22 Kentucky Derby Winning Trainer As His Conditioner

Meet Jeff Sanders, a schoolteacher in Bristol, Virginia who bought his first thoroughbred race horse at the Keeneland Yearling Sale in 2019 for $2,000 after teaching himself about the racing business for several years. He brought his newly purchased mare, Eowyn, to Bristol where he soon realized he needed an actual trainer to find success … Continue reading New Bristol, Virginia Horse Owner Picked ’22 Kentucky Derby Winning Trainer As His Conditioner

Virginia-Bred Chess Chief Edges Happy American in the Tenacious Stakes at Fair Grounds

The following appeared in the Daily Racing Form was written by Marcus Hersh. Chess Chief, bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm, was making his 30th career start. With the stakes win, the 5-year-old Into Mischief gelding’s bankroll rose to $810,338. Something – a dazzling spell, a sense of lightness and well-being – must descend upon the … Continue reading Virginia-Bred Chess Chief Edges Happy American in the Tenacious Stakes at Fair Grounds

Tomgarrow Earns His First Stakes Score In $75,000 International Gold Cup Oct. 23

The following article appeared at nationalsteeplechase.com. The International Gold Cup was held October 23rd at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA before a crowd of 4,000 or so on a partly sunny fall afternoon. A total of eight races were contested with $305,000 in purse monies on the line. As a FYI, the final steeplechase … Continue reading Tomgarrow Earns His First Stakes Score In $75,000 International Gold Cup Oct. 23