Thousands gathered at Oatlands Sunday to celebrate 50 years of steeplechase racing on the historic property.
Marking the golden anniversary of the Oatlands Point-to-Point races and the day’s abundant sunshine was enough to produce one of the event’s largest crowds.
Here are the race results:
- Fort Henry, ridden by Susan Oakes, won the Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Side Saddle Race, jumping division. Fort Henry’s owner and trainer is Stephanie Boyer.
- The side saddle race’s flat division went to Figure It Out, ridden by Cathi Groves and owned and trained by Christina Mulqueen. Reddington, ridden by Robin Somers-Strom, crossed the finish line first but was disqualified for going off course.
- The 2.4-mile Trisept Challenge Maiden Hurdle was split into two races, with Easy Exit winning the first and Reporter winning the second. Easy Exit was ridden by Kieran Norris, is owned by Clorevia Farm and trained by Doug Fout. Sean McDermott rode Reporter, which is owned by Beverly R. Steinman and trained by Doug Fout.
- First place in the Wells Fargo/Land Trust of Virginia open hurdle race, also about 2.4 miles, went to Orchestra Leader, ridden by Sean McDermott, owned by S. Bruce Smart Jr. and trained by Jimmy Day.
- Duc de Savoie, ridden by Mark Beecher, won the 3-mile Audi of America Inc. novice timber race. The horse is owned by Wits End Stable LLC and trained by William Dowling.
- Zanclus, ridden by Kieran Norris, placed first in the 3.5-mile William Corcoran Eustis Cup open timber race. The horse is owned by Sara E. Collette and trained by Neil R. Morris.
- Classical Art, ridden by Darren Nagle, took first in the Dale Lumber Company 1.75-mile open flat race, followed closely by Secret Reward, who came in second. Classical Art’s owner is Calvin Houghland and trained by F. Bruce Miller.
- The Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Virginia bred/sired flat race’s $1,200 purse went to Gumper, ridden by Teresa Croce. Gumper is owned by Quest Realty and trained by Susan S. Cooney.
Read more about the event’s history: “Off to the Races: Big Crowd Expected at Oatlands for 50th Point-to-Point Races.”