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March 20, 2013

Virginia Fall Races Trophies Missing

Several sterling silver trophies for the Virginia Fall Races, held annually at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, were stolen from the home where they had been stored.

Gary Baker, chairman of the Virginia Fall Races, first noticed the trophies were missing on the evening of March 15 after returning home from the Virginia Steeplechase Association annual banquet.

“I came home, and I found a light on in my bedroom that I couldn’t remember having left on,” said Baker, who lives near Middleburg and had left the home unlocked. “I went to turn it off, and I saw the box where I kept the trophies. All of the sterling silver trophies were gone. They left one sterling silver trophy behind. I can’t swear that it happened at that time, but I can swear that I didn’t leave that light on.”

A trophy was also taken from the living room in his house.

Baker received visits from three different police officers the following morning. He gave the Middleburg Police Department pictures and descriptions of the trophies.

“They go online to check Craigslist and eBay,” said Baker. “The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will be over to the house in the next day or so. They think they have some leads but have told me nothing.”

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