Riverdee Stables’ morning line favorite Hear the Word (Blair Wyatt) made good on that wager winning the $15,000 Old Dominion Turf Championship by 3 ¼ lengths over the aptly name Fall Colors yesterday at Great Meadow.


HEAR THE WORD (Douglas Lees Photo)

Bred by Althea D. Richards, the four-year-old son of Corinthian, out of Finery by Lear Fan, rallied steadily down the backside, took the lead in the stretch and won easily while covering the 10 furlongs in 2:22.

COMPLETE ORDER  OF FINISH: 1) Hear the Word (owner Riverdee Stable, rider Blair Wyatt, Trainer Todd J. Wyatt), $9,000; 2) Fall Colors  (Annie Yeager, S. Bruce Smart, Jr., Jimmy Day) $2,700; 3) Prima Facie (Eilidh Grant,  James H. Falk, Sr., Simon Hobson) $1,500; 4) Prized Pupil (Mark Beecher, John H. Baffa, Tommy Lee Jones) $750;  5) Searubyrun (James Slater,                 Rebecca Shepherd, Llith Boucher) $600; 6) Wahoo (Martin Rohan, Sara E. Collette, Neil R. Morris) $450; 7) Petite Lafleur (Gustav Dahl, Karen B. Eyles, Liam McVicar); 8) A Zoo Society (Jackson Roberts, John E. Teas, Jr., Janet E. Elliot); 10) Rhetoricalquestion (Diana Gillam, Noble Stables, Neil R. Morris)

The race was sponsored by the Virginia Breeders Fund, the VA HBPA and the Virginia Horse Industry Board.

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