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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2002
Tom Voss remains The Boss. For the second consecutive weekend, the state's premier steeplechase trainer swept the major races on a Maryland card, including the 100th running of the $30,000 Grand National at Butler yesterday with the dependable Sam Sullivan. Voss completed the day by sending out Wood Whistle to a similarly dominant victory in the $15,000 Benjamin H. Murray Memorial, the second race at three miles over 19 timber fences. Blair Waterman rode both horses, giving her three wins in the Manor and the Grand National and setting her up for a possible mount in the Maryland Hunt Cup Saturday at Glyndon.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2005
The Maryland and national timber racing seasons will be launched in earnest today when the 95th annual My Lady's Manor program is conducted in Monkton. A three-race card starting with the $25,000 feature will begin at 1:30 p.m., with eight contenders scheduled to go in the three-mile My Lady's Manor event over timber fences. Nearly 10,000 fans are expected for Harford County's most-attended sporting event in what promises to be ideal spring weather. Until last year -- when Irv Naylor's New Zealand-bred, Askim, prevailed -- trainer Tom Voss had dominated at My Lady's Manor in the 2000s, winning three straight with Ironfist and scoring again two years ago with Sam Sullivan.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2003
After a long winter's night, the boss of steeplechase trainers returns to action just in time for the first major race of the Maryland season, the 93rd running of My Lady's Manor this afternoon in Monkton. While the majority of Tom Voss' trainees who are opening their campaigns are headed for the Atlanta Steeplechase, Sam Sullivan will be at the Manor to carry the colors of his owner, Voss' wife, Mimi, and to attempt to win the event for the family for the fourth straight time. With defending champion Ironfist idled until the fall, the task of beating five competitors falls to Sam Sullivan, the horse with the gentle disposition and consistent running ability.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2004
Trainer Tom Voss' winning streak at My Lady's Manor ended at four yesterday. Sam Sullivan, the defending champion trained by Voss, provided his customary honest effort, but it was New Zealand-bred Askim who survived a three-sided battle down the stretch to win the 94th running under sunny skies in Monkton. Formerly a rider at the state's flat tracks, Charlie Fenwick III out-dueled two female rivals down the lane to prevail over Joe At Six with Sam Sullivan finishing an additional stride back in third.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2003
The horse that owner Mimi Voss calls "a real family pet" came through again. By fending off a surprisingly strong challenge from Secret Impression, Sam Sullivan made it four straight victories for Tom Voss-trained horses in the $25,000 My Lady's Manor Steeplechase yesterday at Monkton. Sam Sullivan's winning margin after three miles and 16 timber jumps was a half length. "He's such a nice horse," said winning rider Blair Waterman of the 10-year-old gray gelding who was named for a soldier who corresponded with an ancestor of Voss' during the Civil War. "He'll do whatever you ask of him."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2004
Trainer Tom Voss' winning streak at My Lady's Manor ended at four yesterday. Sam Sullivan, the defending champion trained by Voss, provided his customary honest effort, but it was New Zealand-bred Askim who survived a three-sided battle down the stretch to win the 94th running under sunny skies in Monkton. Formerly a rider at the state's flat tracks, Charlie Fenwick III out-dueled two female rivals down the lane to prevail over Joe At Six with Sam Sullivan finishing an additional stride back in third.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2004
The master of the Manor will strive for his fifth straight victory today as Maryland timber racing's spring season opens with a flourish. As usual, trainer Tom Voss will be in absentia at the 94th annual My Lady's Manor program in Monkton, where his wife Mimi's horse, Sam Sullivan, will try to win the $25,000 feature for the second year in a row. Voss, whose sprawling farm is only a mile from the Manor course, again will be in Atlanta, where he has...
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2001
The Tom Voss-trained entry of Welter Weight and Sam Sullivan will be the horses to beat today in the $30,000 Grand National Steeplechase at Butler. Defending Grand National champion Welter Weight, a model of consistency, and Sam Sullivan finished 1-2 two weeks ago in the Elkridge-Harford point-to-point feature at Voss' farm and will not have to contend with 2000 Maryland Hunt Cup winner Swayo, who is sidelined by an injury. Nine entries are scheduled to vie in today's race, a three-mile test over timber fences beginning at 3:30 p.m. However, five of those are cross-entered in the secondary feature, the $15,000 Benjamin H. Murray Memorial, and some are likely to be scratched from the Grand National.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2002
Tom Voss is a difficult man to please. Last weekend, with six horses entered in steeplechase meetings at My Lady's Manor and in Atlanta, Voss charges won three times and finished second three times. His trainees swept the top two races at the Manor, with Ironfist extending his winning streak to eight. But Voss wasn't satisfied. "A bob here, a head there. Losing that $75,000 race [in Atlanta] was a tough one. I could have won six," said the Monkton-based horseman. Perhaps it is this very attitude that has made Voss the National Steeplechase Association's top trainer three times and elevated his stable to one of the most powerful in the sport.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2003
The ravages of time have not yet caught up to the aptly named Young Dubliner. While most of his thoroughbred peers of 14 years have been retired from running and jumping and are turned out to an idyllic life in the pasture, Young Dubliner keeps right on going. "He probably thinks he's about 6 because he tries to run off like a child," trainer Katherine Neilson said. "When you get on him to gallop, he's ready to go." At lucky 13, the Irish-bred gelding had a very good year. He won the prestigious Maryland Hunt Cup and went on to clinch the National Steeplechase Association timber championship with a runner-up finish over yielding turf in Camden, S.C., late last season.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2004
The master of the Manor will strive for his fifth straight victory today as Maryland timber racing's spring season opens with a flourish. As usual, trainer Tom Voss will be in absentia at the 94th annual My Lady's Manor program in Monkton, where his wife Mimi's horse, Sam Sullivan, will try to win the $25,000 feature for the second year in a row. Voss, whose sprawling farm is only a mile from the Manor course, again will be in Atlanta, where he has...
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2003
The ravages of time have not yet caught up to the aptly named Young Dubliner. While most of his thoroughbred peers of 14 years have been retired from running and jumping and are turned out to an idyllic life in the pasture, Young Dubliner keeps right on going. "He probably thinks he's about 6 because he tries to run off like a child," trainer Katherine Neilson said. "When you get on him to gallop, he's ready to go." At lucky 13, the Irish-bred gelding had a very good year. He won the prestigious Maryland Hunt Cup and went on to clinch the National Steeplechase Association timber championship with a runner-up finish over yielding turf in Camden, S.C., late last season.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2003
The horse that owner Mimi Voss calls "a real family pet" came through again. By fending off a surprisingly strong challenge from Secret Impression, Sam Sullivan made it four straight victories for Tom Voss-trained horses in the $25,000 My Lady's Manor Steeplechase yesterday at Monkton. Sam Sullivan's winning margin after three miles and 16 timber jumps was a half length. "He's such a nice horse," said winning rider Blair Waterman of the 10-year-old gray gelding who was named for a soldier who corresponded with an ancestor of Voss' during the Civil War. "He'll do whatever you ask of him."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2003
After a long winter's night, the boss of steeplechase trainers returns to action just in time for the first major race of the Maryland season, the 93rd running of My Lady's Manor this afternoon in Monkton. While the majority of Tom Voss' trainees who are opening their campaigns are headed for the Atlanta Steeplechase, Sam Sullivan will be at the Manor to carry the colors of his owner, Voss' wife, Mimi, and to attempt to win the event for the family for the fourth straight time. With defending champion Ironfist idled until the fall, the task of beating five competitors falls to Sam Sullivan, the horse with the gentle disposition and consistent running ability.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2002
Tom Voss remains The Boss. For the second consecutive weekend, the state's premier steeplechase trainer swept the major races on a Maryland card, including the 100th running of the $30,000 Grand National at Butler yesterday with the dependable Sam Sullivan. Voss completed the day by sending out Wood Whistle to a similarly dominant victory in the $15,000 Benjamin H. Murray Memorial, the second race at three miles over 19 timber fences. Blair Waterman rode both horses, giving her three wins in the Manor and the Grand National and setting her up for a possible mount in the Maryland Hunt Cup Saturday at Glyndon.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2002
Tom Voss is a difficult man to please. Last weekend, with six horses entered in steeplechase meetings at My Lady's Manor and in Atlanta, Voss charges won three times and finished second three times. His trainees swept the top two races at the Manor, with Ironfist extending his winning streak to eight. But Voss wasn't satisfied. "A bob here, a head there. Losing that $75,000 race [in Atlanta] was a tough one. I could have won six," said the Monkton-based horseman. Perhaps it is this very attitude that has made Voss the National Steeplechase Association's top trainer three times and elevated his stable to one of the most powerful in the sport.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2005
The Maryland and national timber racing seasons will be launched in earnest today when the 95th annual My Lady's Manor program is conducted in Monkton. A three-race card starting with the $25,000 feature will begin at 1:30 p.m., with eight contenders scheduled to go in the three-mile My Lady's Manor event over timber fences. Nearly 10,000 fans are expected for Harford County's most-attended sporting event in what promises to be ideal spring weather. Until last year -- when Irv Naylor's New Zealand-bred, Askim, prevailed -- trainer Tom Voss had dominated at My Lady's Manor in the 2000s, winning three straight with Ironfist and scoring again two years ago with Sam Sullivan.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2002
A tradition more than a century old will be renewed today with nine horses scheduled to go postward in the first of Maryland's steeplechase Triple Crown series, the 92nd running of The My Lady's Manor in Harford County. And, on paper, the $20,000 race figures to be ruled by an Ironfist again. The 9-year-old gelding trained by the state's grand master at the jumps, Tom Voss, is favored to capture his third straight My Lady's cup over the 3-mile course that has been softened somewhat by recent rainfall but is still expected to be rather firm.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2002
A tradition more than a century old will be renewed today with nine horses scheduled to go postward in the first of Maryland's steeplechase Triple Crown series, the 92nd running of The My Lady's Manor in Harford County. And, on paper, the $20,000 race figures to be ruled by an Ironfist again. The 9-year-old gelding trained by the state's grand master at the jumps, Tom Voss, is favored to capture his third straight My Lady's cup over the 3-mile course that has been softened somewhat by recent rainfall but is still expected to be rather firm.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2001
The Tom Voss-trained entry of Welter Weight and Sam Sullivan will be the horses to beat today in the $30,000 Grand National Steeplechase at Butler. Defending Grand National champion Welter Weight, a model of consistency, and Sam Sullivan finished 1-2 two weeks ago in the Elkridge-Harford point-to-point feature at Voss' farm and will not have to contend with 2000 Maryland Hunt Cup winner Swayo, who is sidelined by an injury. Nine entries are scheduled to vie in today's race, a three-mile test over timber fences beginning at 3:30 p.m. However, five of those are cross-entered in the secondary feature, the $15,000 Benjamin H. Murray Memorial, and some are likely to be scratched from the Grand National.
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