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Hardships endured, the Merrymans hold fast at Anchor and Hope Farm
Watermen knew the perils. Even then, the 1600s, rocky shoals downriver on the Susquehanna left no safe passage to the Chesapeake Bay. The goods they ported, the whiskey, lumber, coal, could be discharged at Creswell’s Ferry, wagoned along bumpy roads and born again to barges on the deep. Ceding valued freight to offhand agents trundling unsure pathways, sailors thus described the trading gamble: anchor and hope. On a granite bluff above the river, the Creswells built an estate in 1682 and named the stretching acreage Anchor and Hope Farm.
Despite eight consecutive victories and 11 overall, all at his home track, the West Virginia-bred gelding Runnin’toluyva had something to prove in the most lucrative race of the year at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
A little more than six months after a smooth front-running score in the $300,000 West Virginia Breeders Classic for state-bred runners, Runnin’toluvya was asked to take on the challenge of the $1 million Charles Town Classic, a Grade 2 event that has attracted its share of big-name invaders with previous wins at the top level of United States racing.
Through a long career, Hogan fills vital role from New Jersey base
Nestled in the heart of Cream Ridge, a small town that, with its green fields and white fencing, bears more of a resemblance to Kentucky than its central New Jersey location, is Fair Winds Farm, a longtime Standardbred nursery.Down the long, shady lane, past broodmares and their new foals, is the Hogan Equine veterinary practice, in what used to be the farm’s breeding shed. There’s a bicycle outside the office door, on which Dr. Patty Hogan rides to work many days when the weather is nice. She’s fortunate to be able to live so close to her practice, which she designed and decorated, taking the breeding shed and transforming it into a state-of-the-art equine medical facility for surgery and recovery.
At Keeneland November in 2007, the sales catalog listed 31 horses as stallion prospects. You don’t know 30 of them. Eleven didn’t sell. One brought $130,000. Another just $1,000. The one you do know, West Virginia phenom Fiber Sonde, sold for $8,000. Looking to expand the stallion roster at their Beau Ridge Farm near Charles Town, John McKee and Cyndy O’Bannon made the successful bid – and unknowingly changed their lives.
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/ The Racing Biz poll of the top Mid-Atlantic-breds of the year
The poll is conducted by media members and others involved in the Thoroughbred industry and restricted to horses who have run in 2019 and were bred in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and the Carolinas. (November)
1. Sharing (MD) 2. Prince Lucky (PA) 3. Runnin'toluvya (WV) 4. Late Night Pow Wow (WV) 5. Anna's Bandit (WV)