Timber star Grinding Speed added to his already gaudy racing career with a third victory in the historic International Gold Cup timber stakes at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. Oct. 24. Owned by Michael Wharton and trained by Alicia Murphy, the son of Grindstone put on another clinic along with jockey Mark Beecher - ousting nine foes and sewing up the 2015 NSA timber championship. Photographer Tod Marks was there to capture the big race, and more, on the day.
Over hurdles, the day featured the first steeplechase win for the Newman Brothers' Flying Elvis Stable, when Diplomat charged home first in the Zeke Ferguson. Click on the photo below to launch gallery.