Over the weekend, a large Maryland contingent of steeplechase horses, trainers and jockeys headed down to Pine Mountain, Georgia for the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens on November 7 and brought back wins in all five races!
Forrest Kelly and Black and Blue Stables’ Monstaleur took home the first win of the day with the $15,000 W.C. Bradley Maiden Timber for trainer Blythe Miller Davies. Kelly and Monstaleur won by a margin of nine!
In the second race, the $25,000 Open Timber, it was Connor Hankin aboard Ballylifen, owned by Bruton Street-US and trained by Jack Fisher, who raced to the finish first, winning by two and half lengths over Mark Beecher on the Maryland-owned and trained Brother Sy (Armata Stables, Todd Wyatt).
Annie Yeager narrowly won the $30,000 Sport of Kinfs Maiden Hurdle riding Keystone Thoroughbreds’ The Duck for trainer Todd McKenna by 3/4 of a length.
Jack Fisher was in the winners’ circle again after the $75,000 Aflac Supreme Hurdle, Novice Hurdle Stakes. He trained the winner Overwhelming for Woodslane Farm with Sean McDermott in the irons.
Annie Yeager scored her second win of the day in the final race, the $25,000 Allowance Flat. She rode Tobias for trainer/owner Rafael Fernandez.
For the full results, visit the National Steeplechase Association.
In other steeplechase racing news, Irv Naylor, Jack Fisher and Paddy Young have clinched this year’s National Steeplechase Association championship titles for owner, trainer and jockey. To read more, click here.