Monday, April 18, 2011
Steeplechase and Lacrosse Weekend
This weekend saw the running of My Lady's Manor in Monkton,Maryland.This Race is basically the kick-off of the Maryland Racing Season. The $35,000.00 purse was taken by Bon Caddo, ridden by Blair Wyatt. It was a close race with the winner besting More Fascination by barely 3/4 of a length. This 10 year old had a strong late season last year and I saw him finish 2nd in the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Race in the Fall.
The next two weekends features The Grand National and The Maryland Hunt Cup. Stay tuned.
Following up on the Lacrosse report, Haverford Prep did defeat the Nationally 4th ranked team from Darien, Ct. to retain it's coveted and deserved spot as the National No. 1 ranked High School Lacrosse team. Haverford spanked Darien quite nicely, beating them 11-5. One of my buddies sons scored 2 goals and it was an exciting game. The weather was nasty( it started to rain so hard at one point I watched from the dry confines of my car for a fair part of the second half) but it was top flight lacrosse action on par with nearly any college game one could watch.
Further, the other Main Line team I mentioned in the recent post, Conestoga, crushed the Greenwich,Ct. team 13-5. So much for the Connecticut "Gold Coast" teams trying to hang with the Main Line boys.