WINNING VIRGINIA BREEDERS AUG 4 – AUG 11

BILL BACKER – INCLUDING, a $160,000 Keeneland September yearling, won a claiming race at Delaware Park. The Include filly broke her maiden on June 12 in a $25,000 Maiden Claiming event in an eight length romp.  She was then sixth in $35,000 claiming race at Monmoth before winning again last week.

LAZY LANE FARMS, INC – IVY MILLS, a $105,000 yearling, Ivy Mills broke his maiden in his second start in in a determined rail trip at Monmouth. In his lone previous start at Delaware Park in July, he was not a factor finishing ninth in his debut.

ALTHEA RICHARDS – JUST CALL KENNY broke his maiden at first asking by three lengths in a MSW at Monmouth Park.

LADY OLIVIA at NORTH CLIFF LLC – Home bred KIPPY FOX  broker her maiden in her third try in a climing race at PARX. The Kipling filly made two starts late last year and early this year showing a bit of promise finishing third and fourth at Laurel Park.  Kippy Fox won by 2 ¾ lengths over six rivals after her layoff.

AUDLEY FARM – MACHO GRIS, a modest $3,000 yearling, went to the winner’s circle after his eighth start, a maiden claiming race at Penn National. The well travelled gelding had previously raced at Delaware Park and Colonial Downs.  Macho Gris had two thirds and a second at CLN in 2012 and a seocn and a third this year at Delaware Park prior to winning the $12,500 claimer over one mile on the dirt.

YADKIN FARM and RMF THOROUGHBREDS – POLITICAL DIVA, an $8,000 two-year-old, upped her bankroll to $50,025 with a win at Suffolk Downs in $5,000 claiming race.  The daughter of Political Force has consistently picked up checks since throwing in a couple of clunkers in April and October at Pimlico.  Since April 19, Political Diva has finished no worse than fourth in six starts which includes last week’s win and two seconds, a third and two fourths.

MR. & MRS. BERT FIRESTONE – REGAL MELODY, a three-year-old filly by Songandaprayer won a $16,000 claiming race at Presque Isle by two lengths after finishing fourth in a similar event in July.  In the spring, Regal Melody raced in Florida and she now has $34,795 bankroll from two win and a second in nine starts.

MR. & MRS. SIDNEY B. COX, JR – SEVICE FOR TEN caught a break when $1.5 million earner Ben’s Cat scratched from the $50,000 Vincent Moscarelli Memorial at Delaware Park.  The Service Stripe gelding took advantage of the spot and won the race handily increasing his total earnings to $152,510.  In his previous start, he was third in the $75,000 John B. Campbell Handicap and seemed to thrive off of the five month layoff.

R. LARRY JOHNSON – THAT’STHEQUESTION won a CLM $5,000 race at Charles Town pushing his earning over the $106,000 mark.  The six-year-old by Holy Bull, out of What Do I Do by Two Smart has won six races.  The veteran homebred looks to prefer Charles Town’s dirt course over Colonial’s turf.

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