Joe Davies has trained plenty of horses. Senior Senator is nothing like the others. A flop (and something of a rogue) on the flat at Penn National for Flint Stites, the now 7-year-old has bloomed into a star over timber. He's crossed the finish line first or second in every timber race he's started with the two biggest achievements being the 2016 Maryland Hunt and the 2017 Grand National. He defends his crown in the Maryland Hunt Cup. Skip and Vicki Crawford's horse has won races, changed lives, proved people wrong, been on 60 Minutes – oh, and learned how to jump in and out of his own turnout paddock.
- Joe Clancy