Direct the Cat arrived at the WVBC Triple Crown Nutrition a strong favorite, and in her first two-turn try, she more than lived up to her advance billing.
Bridging the Gap, who nearly lost her career — and life — to EPM was a popular and dominant winner of the WV Cavada Breeders Classic.
Big favorites had a tough night in two WVBC juvenile races.
Three horses set West Virginia Breeders Classics stakes records on Saturday, and all-sources handle also established an event record.
Milloinaire West Virginia-bred Lucy’s Bob Boy was officially retired in a pre-race ceremony before WVBC 2017, joining longtime rival Russell Road.
Slip the Cable cruised in the Classic, and wagering records fell on the 30th WVBC night.
Candy One, a 13-year-old mare, was the dam of two WVBC 2016 winners.
WVBC 2016 proved to be a big evening for the team of owner David Raim and trainer Jeff Runco.