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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


(Richard Clay Photo)
Virginia Gold Cup Director of Racing Dr. Al Griffin, MFH of Warrenton, VA by way of the University of Virginia, won the Open Timber race at the Blue Ridge Races last weekend at the Woodley Farm racecourse in Berryville, VA.

The good doctor won with a six-year-old Virginia-bred named Aero.  Trained by Virginian Doug Fout (The Plains, VA) and ridden by Jeff Murphy (Millwood, VA), Aero was close to the pace early on and then gained control before the last fence winning off by 3 ½ lengths.

Aero enjoys international connections being by Northern Spur (IRE), out of Best Victory (FR) by Cadoudal (FR).  "IRE" as in Ireland and "FR" as in France, but you probably figured that out already.

Aero was bred by the Eldon Farm Racing Stable LLC which is located in Charlottesville, VA not far from what students and alums call “The University.”  

We are looking forward to seeing a large delegation of Wahoos on Saturday, October 15 at the International Gold Cup.

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