Trevor Triple: Scrap Copper gives McCarthy three stakes wins

by | Nov 10, 2018 | Breaking, Maryland, MD Racing, Racing, Top Stories, Video


  • Winner paid: $21.40 – $7.40 – $4.20
  • Winning time: 1:10.87 for six furlongs
  • Winner chart comment: “SCRAP COPPER, well positioned three wide between horses on the turn, angled to four path at the head of the stretch, closed determinedly under strong riding and took command outside FOLLOW THE DOG about forty yards from the finish.”
  • Margins: Three quarters of a length from Scrap Copper to Follow the Dog in second, another 7 1/2 lengths back Fayette Warrior in third, and a head back to Sovereign Impact in fourth.
  • Winner’s record: 4-2-1-0, purse earnings of $111,640
  • Notable: Scrap Copper went to his nose leaving the starting gate as the favorite in his prior race, the Maryland Million Nursery.


  • Owner: Kathleen Willier
  • Trainer: Hamilton Smith
  • Breeder: Bred in Maryland by Nellie Mae Cox and Rose Retreat Farm
  • Pedigree: Great Notion-After All, by Olmodovar
  • Jockey: Trevor McCarthy
  • Video above includes interview with Trevor McCarthy. Photo by Maryland Jockey Club.


  1. #7 – Follow the Dog (7-2): Improved effort in last when adding blinks and powering to Md. Million Nursery win; has seen a.m. favorite in here twice, finishing ahead of him on debut and then doing so again, this time via DQ, in follow up
  2. #4 – Passcode (5-2): Has split a pair of decisions with choice; impressive last out in graduating under a patient ride with something in reserve; two of his beaten rivals followed up with wins
  3. #5 – Scrap Copper (10-1): Never involved in last after going nose-to-the-ground leaving the gate; better break should yield improved effort


Follow the Dog was three wide perched off the leaders on the turn, went clear entering the lane, and gave way grudgingly while well clear of the rest for second. It was his second consecutive solid effort since adding blinkers…