With the summer race meet
coming to an end, leading trainers A. Ferris Allen and Hamilton Smith had big
days along with leading jockeys Horacio Karamanos, Rosemary Homeister, Jr. and
Eric Comacho on the card Sunday at Colonial Downs.
Vying for the title to be Colonial
Downs’ leading trainer, both A. Ferris Allen and Hamilton Smith had horses win
their 4th race of four starts in the summer meet.
Leading trainer A. Ferris
Allen came away with his first win in the third race on Sunday’s card where
Eric Camacho rode atop Monavista to upset the 3-5 favorite Rose Medallion after
stepping up to the $8,000 claiming level.
This was Monavista’s 4th straight victory of the short summer
meet. Allen also won later on the card
in race five with Pagan Star and again in race eight with Magic Normanfor a
total of 28 wins for the season.
Race 6 produced another
4th win for the meet when Freefromthestorm, the 3 year old Florida
bred filly made a 5 wide sweeping move to "Get her done" for Owner
and Trainer Hamilton Smith`s quest to defend his trainer championship in the
final days of the meet. Smith also won
in race 4 with Virginia
bred Porcupine for a total of 25 wins in the summer season.
Rosemary Homeister, Jr. was
able to pull through for a win in the second race to break-even with Karamanos
in, both having 38 wins at the time.
Feeling the pressure, Leading Jockey Horacio Karamanos was able to
retain his lead for the day with a win in the 5th race atop Ferris
Allen trained Pagan Star to pull one ahead of Homeister. Not to be left out, jockey Eric Comacho came
away with two wins on the day in race 3 and again in race 8 atop another A.
Ferris Allen-trained VA bred, Magic Norman, to catch up with Homeister in
having 38 wins total for the season.
With only three days left of
the summer meet, the competition is heated as the trainers and jockeys are neck
and neck here at Colonial Downs.
presents a nine-race card on Monday, July 19th. First post time is 4:00 PM.