The sun was shining on April 4 at Atlanta Hall Farm in Monkton for the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point to Point, the second race in the Maryland Steeplechase Association Governor’s Cup series. Jockey Mark Beecher won the first two races of the day and McLane Hendriks won the last two with Martin Rohan and Annie Yeager piloting mounts to win the middle two races. To see the full results from Elkridge-Harford, click here.Screen Shot 2015-04-06 at 4.45.01 PM

Hendriks won both the flat races, which concluded the race card. The first win was with Long House Saint for Rosbrian Farm and trainer Ricky Hendriks. The Irish-bred gelding won by two and half lengths in the Alfred J. Smithwick Memorial Flat Maiden. In the Jane Watters Small Memorial Amateur Rider Flat, Hendriks rode My Afleet (pictured right) to a winning margin of five lengths for owners Charles Noell and Jeff Amling. The grey gelding is trained by James Lawrence, II.

Beecher rode Raven’s Choice (pictured below), owned by Mrs. Cary W. Jackson, to win the Edward S. Voss Memorial Open Timber, the first race of the day, by three lengths. Trained by Todd J. Wyatt, the Maryland-bred gelding by Dance with Ravens and out of Millashand by Regal Intention tied last year for Novice Timber Horse of the Year. In the second race of the day, the George C. Clement Memorial Novice Timber, Beecher rode Snobby Scamp for trainer William Dowling and owner Frank A. Bonsal, Jr. for the win. The Mojave Moon gelding won by one and a half lengths.Elkridge Races 2015-9061 bk ravenschoice
Rohan took home the win in the Ann L. McIntosh Memorial Heavyweight Timber for trainer Louis Neilson, III riding New Level, owned by Robrian Farm. The Irish gelding had a narrow victory by half a length over Out Playing, ridden, trained and owned by Yeager.

Yeager than finished first in the Babe Saportas Memorial Lady Rider Timber aboard Be Great, owned by Welcome Here Farm and trained by Todd McKenna. Be Great and Brands Hatch, ridden by Adair Bonsal Stifel, owned by Gerry Brewster and trained by Blythe Miller Davies, stayed close through much of the race with Yeager and Be Great pulling ahead in the stretch to win by five lengths.

My Lady’s Manor this Saturday is the next race day on the spring calendar. For race information, click here.

Watch the races fro the Elkridge-Harford Pt-to-Pt here.

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