Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Commonwealth Of Virginia Wins Big At Blue Ridge

(Richard Clay Photo)
Dr. Wahoo Griffin  (not his real name, his real name is Al) of Warrenton, VA by way of the University of Virginia, a charter member of the T.A.H. Foundation and loyal reader since Day 1 (back in 2005!), 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.”  

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