VA Connections Score In Memorial Day Weekend Stakes

Trainer A. Ferris Allen, III scored with Burning Daylights Farm’s Bright Dawn in Saturday’s (May 23, 2020) $50,000 Coin Collector Stakes. The winner was bred by Hector Acalde in neighboring West Virginia.

Anthony Coppola, son of Virginia breeder Al Coppola was one of three co-breeders of Keeper Ofthe Stars which won the $302,000 Gamely Stakes Gr.I at Santa Anita on Memorial Day (May 25, 2020). Cappola’s father Al, who died in 2013, was best know for owning surprise 1982 Traver’s Stakes Gr.I winner Runaway Groom. At the time of his death, the senior Cappola, kept eight broodmares on a 70-acre farm near Upperville, Va.

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