Following a review, the American Graded Stakes Committee has decided to reinstate the grade III status of the W. L. McKnight Stakes, contested at Calder Casino & Race Course Dec. 28.
Turf or dirt, it made little difference to odds-on favorite Twilight Eclipse, who rolled to a front-running repeat victory in the $125,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap Dec. 28 at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Hollinger will find an opportune spot in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course & Casino, in spite of hauling high weight on the Florida oval's closing day.
The legacy of the late Edward P. Evans was carried on in a big way when the 2010 Virginia-bred champions were announced by the Virginia Thoroughbred Association.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Class Bopper||Lilith E. Boucher||
|Hugo||Hamilton A. Smith||
|Lawyer Dave||Marcos Zulueta||
|Navy Brass||Jonathan E. Sheppard||
|New York Holiday||David Wallace||
|Powder Mountain||Rodney Jenkins||
|Silver Tie Affair||Phil Schoenthal||
|Virginia Cavalier||Oscar J. Orellana||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Elusive Quality S.||BEL|
|William Walker S.||CD|
|Queen's Cup MPC Chase Hurdle S.||CHL|
|San Francisco Mile S. (gr. IIIT)||GG|
|Miami Mile S. (gr. IIIT)||GP|