Can an amateur win the Open World Grand Championship?

     That will be answered in September at the Celebration but NYPD and his amateur owner-rider Kenny Compton claimed their second open blue of the year with a win at Lewisburg, Tennessee last night.  They had won earlier in the year at the Smoky Mountain Classic in Harriman, Tennessee.

     This horse was formerly trained by Billy and Tim Gray but is now under the direction of Kenny Compton.