Change of Control and Front Run the Fed were the most notable winners in Colonial Downs’ second week of thoroughbred racing this summer.
Both won $150,000 stakes races over 5 1/2 furlongs (slightly more than two-thirds of a mile) Monday on grass.
Change of Control, a 6-year-old mare owned by Perry Harrison, gained her 10th lifetime victory by winning the Andy Guest Stakes, pushing her career earnings beyond $900,000. She finished in 63.72 seconds, beating Jeanie B by 1 1/4 lengths. The victor was trained by Michelle Lovell and ridden by Colby Hernandez.
Front Run the Fed, a 6-year-old, posted a time of 63.12 seconds to win by a head over Grateful Bred in the $150,000 Van Clief Stakes.
Eclipse Award-winning jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. rode the victor, who is owned by George Sharp and trained by Caio Caramori.
More races are set for 1:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tennis nationals: Several area players qualified for the USTA National Clay Court Championships in their age groups.
Jaden Davidson went 2-2 in the girls 18s in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The home-schooled daughter of Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club pros Ryan and Julie (Shiflet) Davidson lost 6-0, 6-2 to Morgan Pyrz of Plano, Texas, but bounced back to defeat Juliane Lella of Larchmont, New York, 6-1, 6-3.
At that point, because of rain delays, the consolation matches were shortened. Davidson then beat DeCora Antoine of Round Rock, Texas, 4-1, 5-4 (8-6) and lost to Ava Bruno of Bronxville, New York, 4-0, 4-0.
In doubles, Davidson teamed with Northern Virginia’s Simone Bergeron to split a pair of pro-sets.
In boys 18s at Delray Beach, Florida, Class 5 state champion Harrison Lee of Princess Anne High lost 6-4, 6-1 to Easton Horricks of Spring, Texas, in the first round and 6-3, 6-2 to Anirudh Reddy of Plano, Texas, in the back draw.
In boys 12s, at the USTA National Campus near Orlando, Florida, Ved Vanga of Virginia Beach went 2-2, with both of his victories by 6-0, 6-0. He beat defeated Nathan Purica of Greer, South Carolina, and Kona Parseghian of La Jolla, California, though he lost 6-1, 6-3 to Daniil Berezin of Boca Raton, Florida, and 6-2, 6-3 to Jiarui Zhang of Houston.
Vanga went 1-1 in doubles with Vallab Kumar of Trumbull, Connecticut.
Meanwhile in 12s, Vedant Bhende of Chesapeake went 2-2. He lost 6-0, 6-2 to 14th-seeded Tabb Tuck of Mountain Brook, Alabama, but bounced back to win 6-1, 6-3 versus Raghuvir Sriram of Chicago and 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) and Walker Hendrick of Conway, South Carolina, before being ousted 6-2, 6-1 by Axton Boonswang of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
In doubles, Bhende and Legan Thomas of Bethesda, Maryland, went 2-1, including a victory by walkover.
What’s coming up
Tuesday: A Premier Collegiate League doubleheader is set for Lakewood Park in Norfolk, with the Virginia Beach Sea Dogs meeting the Norfolk Redbirds at 1 p.m. and the Suffolk Voyagers playing the Greenbrier Knights at 4.
Thursday: With their season in the late stages, the Peninsula Pilots play a 7 p.m. home game against the Holly Springs Salamanders at War Memorial Stadium.
Saturday: Even with the Hampton Heat 200 having come and gone, Langley Speedway has scheduled a big program. It will feature twin Modified and Limited Late Model races, as well as Mini-Cup, Enduro, Grand Stock, Pro Six, Legends and Enduro divisions.