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Graham Watters on Storm Team Takes Home the NSLM Cup 

Graham Watters on Storm Team Takes Home the NSLM Cup at The Va Fall Races 

Photos by Joanne Maisano 

Nothing sets the tone for the changing season in Virginia quite like watching the steeple chase horses and riders race across the open fields with the fall foliage beginning to show in the distance. This past Saturday did not disappoint as the 67th annual Virginia Fall Races were held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, VA. 

New this year was the addition of the $25,000 Magalen O. Bryant Memorial, run in memory of Mrs. Magalen O. Bryant, an entrepreneur, conservationist, and staunch supporter of thoroughbred racing in the US and Europe. For decades, a loyal advocate and friend of the community, Mrs. Bryant’s family continues her grand legacy at the Virginia Fall Races. Pathfinder Racing’s Knockholt won the $25,000 Magalen Ohrstrom Bryant Memorial under jockey Gerard Galligan and trainer Neil Morris. 

Graham Watters on Storm Team, owned by Sheila J. Williams and Northwoods Stable and trained by Jack Fisher took home the prize for the $30,000 National Sporting Library & Museum Cup, a timber race run over three and one-quarter miles. 

NSLM Cup, VA Fall Races
One of the many tailgates.

Virginia Fall Races

Photos by Joanne Maisano

The National Steeplechase Association’s 64th running year of the Virginia Fall Races on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Glenwood park in Middleburg.

Le Chevalier owned by Mike and Wendy Smith won the $40,000 NSLM timber stakes ridden by Jack Doyle.

Le Chevalier owned by Mike and Wendy Smith won the $40,000 NSLM timber stakes ridden by Jack Doyle.

Undisclosed owned by Sharon Sheppard and ridden by Barry Foley won the Theodora A. Randolph Cup.

Undisclosed owned by Sharon Sheppard and ridden by Barry Foley won the Theodora A. Randolph Cup.

Stormy Alex won the Bon Nouvel hurdle race ridden by Graham Watters owned by Irvin Naylor 1st race.

Stormy Alex won the Bon Nouvel hurdle race ridden by Graham Watters owned by Irvin Naylor 1st race.

The finish line.

The finish line.

One of the many tailgates.

One of the many tailgates.

 

These photos first appeared in the November 2018 issue of Middleburg Life. 

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