Photos By Mark Sherwood

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Jockey Carl Rafter Dominates Radnor Hunt

Large crowd enjoys fine food and even finer racing

It was a grand day for jockey Carl Rafter, who won three of the six races at the 80th running of the Radnor Hunt on May 15, 2010.

The Radnor Hunt, which benefits the land and water preservation programs of the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, features six races with hefty purses run over timber and hurdles. Some 20,000 people enjoyed the day.

Quiet Approval, ridden by Jody Petty and trained by Kathy McKenna won the first race, a $25,000 maiden hurdle. Paddy Young aboard Mabou captured the second race, a $30,000 allowance hurdle. Carl Rafter won the third, a $40,000 timber stakes, with Meet at Eleven, also trained by McKenna. Then he won the $50,000 novice hurdle stakes with Country Cousin. Paddy Young was in the irons for the winner of the $25,000 claiming hurdle fifth race, Eagle Beagle, and Rafter finished the day with his third win aboard Saluda Sam in a $20,000 claiming race.