Douglas Lees Equine Photographer Extraordinaire

Douglas Lees is a longtime Warrentonian, a fly fisherman and a wonderful photographer. He has a natural eye and learned from one of the best – Peter Winants –  and along the way absorbed some knowledge some other good ones such as the late Marshall Hawkins and Robert ‘Pooch’ McClanahan. As noted journalist, Matt Hegarty […]

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VA-Bred Tops Midlantic Session

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale opened Monday in Timonium with the specter of uncertainty in the industry caused by the pandemic and the havoc it has wreaked on the global economy hanging over all participants, but the session was punctuated by vibrant bidding across the board and concluded with a sparkling 20% buy-back […]

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Results of Virginia Gold Cup Races

National Steeplechase Association Race Results Report Virginia Gold Cup, The Plains, VA, Saturday, June, 27, 2020 1st Race. Purse $20,000. THE VIRGINIA EQUINE ALLIANCE MAIDEN HURDLE. Maiden Hurdle. Two Miles and One Furlong over National Fences. (1st division) 1 EMERALD ROCKET (IRE) (L) 154 Garner, T; Mrs. S. K. Johnston Jr.; Leslie Young $12,000 2 […]

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Random Screen Shots for VGC

Simply put, it was weird (and that’s the best word for it) seeing Great Meadow and no spectators, tailgaters, etc. Here are some random screen shots captured from the NSA live stream of the races today. More later!

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DRONES: Another Sign Of The Times

Looks like the NSA has made good use of technology while streaming the VGC.

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Doc Cebu Wins 95th Virginia Gold Cup

6thRace.(C13)PostTime:3:00PM STAKES Purse$40,000 Guaranteed The Virginia Gold Cup – 4Miles(Timber) (OnTheTurf) ForFiveYearOldsandUpward. – 1st  DOC CEBU (L) G.10 165 Ridden by Michael Mitchell, Owned by Charles C. Fenwick,Jr., Michael Hankin, and Charles Noell, Trained by  Fisher,Jack.

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VGC Update

2:37 PM -Irv Naylor’s Elucidation (IRE) wins the 4th race – $25,000 Handicap Hurdle as Elizabeth Scully gets her first win.

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VGC Live Streaming

Since in-person attendance will be limited to necessary personnel, the VGC races will be livestreamed beginning at 12:15 p.m. at http://nsa.network.video/. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Click on the link above to view the races. For the overnight with post times, CLICK HERE.

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STRONG FIELDS ON TAP FOR VIRGINIA GOLD CUP

BY Don Clippinger/NSA JUNE 23, 2020  The Virginia Gold Cup will present a strong lineup of races on Saturday, with two timber champions and an Eclipse Award winner among the 117 horses remaining eligible for the 10 races at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains. NOTE: In-person attendance will be limited to necessary personnel, […]

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More Signs, Part 2

Editor’s note: I was expecting a small backlash about my Jason Wilson post, but I anticipated it would come from the MANY women who comprise the ranks of owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, exercise riders, assistant trainers and grooms. As a Virginian, names like Penny Chenery, Marion DuPont Scott, Isabelle Dodge Sloan, Alice Mills, Liz Whitney, […]

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