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May 4, 1991
MIDDLEBURG, Va. -- A sellout crowd of more than 50,000 is expected today for the 66th running of the Virginia Gold Cup, which includes the richest timber race in the world, with a purse of $35,000.A record $150,000 in purses will be offered in seven timber and brush races on the new Great Meadow race course between Middleburg and Warrenton. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the first race is at 1:30 p.m.
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By Sandra McKee | sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | March 10, 2010
As the National Steeplechase Association prepares to begin its 2010 racing season March 20 with the traditional kickoff in Aiken, S.C., chief executive officer Lou Raffetto said Wednesday night that he will be leaving the organization June 30 or sooner. Raffetto, who served as the Maryland Jockey Club's racing secretary from 1978 through 1984 and then as its chief operating officer and president from 2001 to 2007, said that while he does not have a job lined up at the moment, he is hoping to find a new opportunity in the thoroughbred industry.
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By Bo Smolka and Bo Smolka,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 11, 1999
Overcoming a slow early pace, Proud Dawg edged Ninewa by a length yesterday to win the $17,500 My Lady's Manor three-mile timber race in Monkton.Much attention was focused on Saluter, the Maryland timber horse who has won five straight runnings of the Virginia Gold Cup and was making his 1999 debut yesterday. But Saluter was third, finishing five lengths behind the leaders in the steeplechase."It was a very slow pace for the first mile and a half," said trainer Tom Voss, whose Manor entry, Welter Weight, was scratched.
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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 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 Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Evening Sun Staff | April 18, 1991
MONKTON -- Polly Riggs looks out in her front field and sees the fences that Jack built.There are about 20 jumps of various descriptions -- post and rails, stacks of telephone poles, brush hurdles, a chicken coop -- all designed as practice fences for the dozen steeplechasers that live in the stone barns below the house.This weekend 10 of those horses that are trained by Jack Fisher, Mrs. Riggs' young cousin, will compete in steeplechases in Maryland and Virginia for purses worth more than $100,000.
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By Joe Clancy and Joe Clancy,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 10, 1999
The most famous Maryland timber horse never to run in the Maryland Hunt Cup will make his 1999 debut in today's My Lady's Manor steeplechase, a 3-mile timber race worth $17,500.Trained in Butler by Jack Fisher, Saluter holds the record for career timber (wooden fences) earnings with $328,000 and is two victories shy of the all-time U.S. record of 20. Owned by Virginians Henry and Ann Stern, Saluter has won five consecutive runnings of the Virginia Gold Cup and is preparing for his title defense May 1.The Manor is one of two timber races on the card, which includes pony races and other events.
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By Ross Peddicord | April 6, 1991
Joe Gillet remembers last year's Maryland Hunt Cup with awe.He never had ridden in the grueling 4-mile steeplechase before, and it was only the fourth race ever for J.R. Polynesian, his once-unruly mount."
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By Sandra McKee | sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | March 10, 2010
As the National Steeplechase Association prepares to begin its 2010 racing season March 20 with the traditional kickoff in Aiken, S.C., chief executive officer Lou Raffetto said Wednesday night that he will be leaving the organization June 30 or sooner. Raffetto, who served as the Maryland Jockey Club's racing secretary from 1978 through 1984 and then as its chief operating officer and president from 2001 to 2007, said that while he does not have a job lined up at the moment, he is hoping to find a new opportunity in the thoroughbred industry.
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By Ross Peddicord | April 15, 1995
Tarsky goes for his second straight win over the My Lady's Manor steeplechase course today when he heads a field of nine jumpers in the featured My Lady's Manor Point-to-Point at Monkton.The 10-year-old gelding is one of three horses that local trainer Jack Fisher will have on the card. In addition to Tarsky, Fisher will start Sortov in the main race and Robber Landing in the first division of the split John Rush Streett Memorial.Last year, Fisher, 31, swept all three Manor races with Shining Beacon, Tarsky and Navy Pilot.
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By Bo Smolka and Bo Smolka,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 11, 1999
Overcoming a slow early pace, Proud Dawg edged Ninewa by a length yesterday to win the $17,500 My Lady's Manor three-mile timber race in Monkton.Much attention was focused on Saluter, the Maryland timber horse who has won five straight runnings of the Virginia Gold Cup and was making his 1999 debut yesterday. But Saluter was third, finishing five lengths behind the leaders in the steeplechase."It was a very slow pace for the first mile and a half," said trainer Tom Voss, whose Manor entry, Welter Weight, was scratched.
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By Joe Clancy and Joe Clancy,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 10, 1999
The most famous Maryland timber horse never to run in the Maryland Hunt Cup will make his 1999 debut in today's My Lady's Manor steeplechase, a 3-mile timber race worth $17,500.Trained in Butler by Jack Fisher, Saluter holds the record for career timber (wooden fences) earnings with $328,000 and is two victories shy of the all-time U.S. record of 20. Owned by Virginians Henry and Ann Stern, Saluter has won five consecutive runnings of the Virginia Gold Cup and is preparing for his title defense May 1.The Manor is one of two timber races on the card, which includes pony races and other events.
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May 4, 1991
MIDDLEBURG, Va. -- A sellout crowd of more than 50,000 is expected today for the 66th running of the Virginia Gold Cup, which includes the richest timber race in the world, with a purse of $35,000.A record $150,000 in purses will be offered in seven timber and brush races on the new Great Meadow race course between Middleburg and Warrenton. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the first race is at 1:30 p.m.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Evening Sun Staff | April 18, 1991
MONKTON -- Polly Riggs looks out in her front field and sees the fences that Jack built.There are about 20 jumps of various descriptions -- post and rails, stacks of telephone poles, brush hurdles, a chicken coop -- all designed as practice fences for the dozen steeplechasers that live in the stone barns below the house.This weekend 10 of those horses that are trained by Jack Fisher, Mrs. Riggs' young cousin, will compete in steeplechases in Maryland and Virginia for purses worth more than $100,000.
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By Ross Peddicord | April 6, 1991
Joe Gillet remembers last year's Maryland Hunt Cup with awe.He never had ridden in the grueling 4-mile steeplechase before, and it was only the fourth race ever for J.R. Polynesian, his once-unruly mount."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | April 10, 1993
A field of nine jumpers is likely to start today in the 83rd running of My Lady's Manor Point-to-Point in Monkton.Former Maryland-bred champion steeplechaser, Call Louis, is scheduled to run in the $15,000 race at three miles over 16 timber fences. It is the horse's first start after spending three years recuperating from a tendon injury. The former Virginia Gold Cup winner is ridden and trained by Jack Fisher, who won the Manor race last year with Push n Pull.Other expected starters are Pennsylvania Hunt Cup winner Pleasant Sea; Sea Speed, winner of a division of the John Rush Streett Memorial at the Manor last year; Virginia Hunt Cup winner Heavenly Dance as well as Ninewa, Pacific Parley and a three-horse Nancy Knox-trained entry of Reputed Dancer, Ballybranogue and No Triskadekafobia.
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By Kent Baker | May 25, 1997
Jack Fisher, fresh from a major triumph in England, will send out Batchwood as the probable favorite in tomorrow's $25,000 feature race at Fair Hill.Fisher became the second owner-trainer-rider combination from the United States to win a sanctioned English race last week, taking Saluter across the finish line first in the Marlborough Cup (three miles over timber), about an hour from London.The other horse was Lonesome Glory in 1992, winner of a hurdle event in England."We were both kind of tired after it took 36 hours to get there because of flight problems," said Fisher.
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