My Lady’s Manor, Tryon Block House recap

By Tod Marks Our Friend notches first stakes victory at The Manor, while Go Poke the Bear scores in Tryon feature. Not only was it a big day for Armata Stable with Our Friend taking the featured $50,000 My Lady’s Manor timber stake, but there were plenty of cheers for Hyggelig Haven’s Druid’s Altar, trainer…

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My Lady’s Manor and Tryon preview

By Tod Marks A 10-race doubleheader is on tap for Saturday as timber specialists head to Monkton, Md., while hurdlers travel toward the mountains of Western North Carolina for the 76th Tryon Block House races in Columbus. The historic Maryland Timber Triple gets underway in Monkton, about 30 miles north of Baltimore, with the $50,000…

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Old Dominion Hounds recap:

By Tod Marks Three races, three different winning combinations score at Virginia Point to Point With substantial purse money on the line, Saturday’s Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point in Washington, Va., attracted some budding maiden and veteran timber talent. And by day’s end trainers Doug Fout, Sean McDermott, and Parker Hendriks had their first…

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Carolina Cup tops weekend triple header

By Tod Marks Six races worth $190,000 are on tap for South Carolina’s premier spring social event, while a pair of point to points in Virginia and Pennsylvania host five additional contests, mostly over timber. Racing returns to historic Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C., on Saturday for the 89th running of the Carolina Cup…

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NSA season gets off to flying start in Aiken

By Tod Marks Defying the weatherman, Saturday proved to be a lovely day in Aiken with plenty of exciting races. Harry Beswick and Ricky Hendriks teamed up for a pair of wins, including a score with Upland Flats Racing’s West Newton in the featured Imperial Cup. Jockey Bernie Dalton also doubled, winning aboard Layton Register’s…

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Aiken Kicks off NSA Season

By Tod Marks The National Steeplechase Association Spring campaign gets underway on Saturday after a four-month hiatus with a six-race card worth $140,000 in South Carolina at Aiken’s showcase racecourse on Richland Avenue. The meet is the first of 16 worth $2.6 across seven states on the NSA Spring calendar, which runs through May 18.…

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Virginia Gold Cup adds Grade 1 to NSA Calendar

By Tod Marks The new stake coupled with an enriched Iroquois program makes for an unprecedented cross-country racing spectacular with two meets worth nearly $1 million on successive weekends. The Virginia Gold Cup Association revealed plans for a new Grade 1 fixture to be run as part of the sensational $430,000 card at Great Meadow…

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