Jockey Hodsdon battles back to win

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2009

After coming in a disappointing sixth place on Mr. Pike in the day&squo;s first race, the Foster Cup, Hodsdon and her mount The Manner Born froze the crowd when they tumbled over the tower jump in the next event, the Cannon Harmon Memorial.

Both horse and rider were uninjured, and The Manner Born continued to chase the field around the track while Hodsdon searched for her whip.

Hodsdon and Bow Strada also took sixth in the day&squo;s third race, sponsored by The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club.

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But when it mattered most, Hodsdon, who grew up eventing in New Hampshire, guided Mixed Up into the winner&squo;s circle for biggest payout of the competition, the Carolina First Block House Race.

See Friday&squo;s paper for complete results.