Owner Irv Naylor and trainer Cyril Murphy closed out a stakes hat trick when Ebanour charged home to victory in the $50,000 New Jersey Hunt Cup at the Far Hills Races on Saturday. They combined earlier on the card to win the $300,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) with Dawalan and the $50,000 Peapack Stakes with One Lucky Lady.
Under a well-timed ride by Gus Dahl, Ebanour closed past Schoolhouse Woods in the 3 1/4-mile timber race. Naylor’s Tax Ruling, who set the pace for nearly three miles, came back to claim second money, with Kinross Farm’s Schoolhouse Woods claiming third money. Ebanour ran the distance in 7:10.40.
Jack Fisher, well on his way to his four straight training title, won three races as well. Bruton Street-US’s Scorpiancer won the $100,000 Foxbrook Champion Hurdle, Bruton Street’s The Nephew took the Appleton Ratings Handicap, and DASH Stable’s Ice It won the Gladstone for three-year-olds.