The third-place finisher in the Warrenton Hunt Steeplechase was incorrectly reported in yesterday's editions. Redoubtable, a 9-year-old gelding ridden by Johnny Hughes, placed third. The Washington Post regrets the error.
Summer Idyll, with Virginian D. M. Smithwick Jr. aboard, finished three lengths ahead of Paul's Trumpet today and won the Warrenton Hunt Steeplechase, the state's oldest annual point-to-point race.
The triumphant 8-year-old bay mare, owned by Fairfax developer Randy Rouse, went to the front of the three-horse field just before the 15th of 17 fences on the three-mile timber course. Summer Idyll was clocked in 7:15.
Chris Kolb rode Paul's Trumpet and Douglas Worral rode his 10-year-old bay gelding, A Country Formal, to third before a crowd of nearly 3,500.
Maximillian Lammers scored his first victory in the First Colony Hurdle Series. His Garden Games led wire to wire over two miles in 4:35 4-5 to finish 10 lengths ahead of Sagitta with Charles Ross in the saddle. Spare Change, David Moyes up, was third.
Roy (Tennessee) Graham of Fairfax waited until the second fence from home to urge his 11-year-old gelding Boca Bird to the front and finished a half length ahead of Potomac's David Semmes astride No Answer in the three-mile Dell Cup run over timber. The time was 7:23 4-5.
Tom Caribou with Clarke Whittaker up was third in a field of three.