Monthly Archives: August 2008

DANCE WITH RAVENS COLT WINS FUTURITY

Dr. Ellen Stephens’ bay colt by Dance With Ravens, out of Clear Vision by Chromite was named Grand Champion of the 2008 Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity August 24 at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. The Clear Vision colt (center below) won the Colts & Geldings Division, earning $3,000. Laurel, Inc. bred the colt.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zurich’s and Mr. and Mrs. George Ryaborn’s homebred filly by Value Plus, out of Gilded Ivory by Gilded Time won the $3,000… Continue reading

GRAND CHAMPION

GRAND CHAMPION AND WINNER OF COLD DIVISION: Unnamed, Bay Colt, by Dance With Ravens, out of Clear Vision by Chromite. Breeder Laurel, Inc. Owned and Shown: Dr. Ellen T. Stephens, DVM.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION and WINNER OF THE FILLY DIVISION: Unnamed, Gray/Roan Filly, by Value Plus, out of Gilded Ivory by Gilded Time. Breeders and Owners: Mr.& Mrs. Frank Zureick & Mr. & Mrs. George Rayborn. Shown by Frank Zuerick.

COLTS

SECOND: Daytime, Bay Colt, by Seeking Daylight, out of Maria’s Crown by Maria’s Mon. Breeder and Owner: James H. Falk, Sr.

THIRD: City Minister, Chestnut Colt, by Mr. Executioner, out of Purple Dancer by Citidancer. Breeder and Owner: Rosemary Thomas.

FOURTH: Class Happening,Chestnut Colt, by Hap, out of Class Promise by Class Secret. Breeder and Owner: Mede Cahaba Stable & Stud, LLC.
FIFTH: (above) Finneas, Dark Bay/Brown Colt, by Partner’s Hero, out of Cherokee Sunshine by Sunshine Forever. Breeders and… Continue reading

FILLIES

SECOND: Filly by Smoke Glacken, out of Miss Moola by Saint Ballado. Bred and owned by Nellie Mae Cox and Rose Retreat Farm.

THIRD: Sally Mill Road, Dark Bay/Brown Filly, by St. Averil, out of Proud Sally by Spend a Buck. Breeder and Owner: Albert O. Poe.

FOURTH: Aredia’s Affair, Gray/Roan Filly, by Black Tie Affair (IRE), out of Aredia by Williamstown. Breeder and Owner: Atkins Homes, Inc.

SIXTH: Unnamed, Bay Filly, by Silver Deputy, out of Captain’s Daughter… Continue reading

THE FOLKS THAT MAKE IT WORK

Judge John Melton, Futurity Chief Cook and Bottle Washer and Event Organizer Heather Stanley, and Tommy Lee Jones representing the Warrenton Horse Show and the VTA.

Owner/Breeder Jim Falk, with the VTA’s Pat Faramarzi.

THANK YOU, ETC.


The Virginia Thoroughbred Association and the Virginia Breeders Fund would like to extend special thanks to the following individuals and companies for their support of Virginia’s Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry: trainer John Melton, our judge; Tommy Lee and Diane Jones (pictured below with breeder John Baffa of Warrenton), for their Herculean efforts to open the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds for our use; Carol Holden (pictured above) of Middleburg Broadcasting Network, our announcer; Torrey Charles Pocock, our videographer/photographer; Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred… Continue reading

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Former Virginia Derby winner Go Between, left, ridden by jockey Garrett Gomez beats Well Armed to win the $1,000,000 Pacific Classic horse race Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif.

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Former Virginia Derby winner Go Between, left, ridden by jockey Garrett Gomez beats Well Armed to win the $1,000,000 Pacific Classic horse race Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif.

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 2

Colonel John with jockey Garrett Gomez aboard, center, holds off Mambo in Seattle with Robby Albarado aboard, left, to win the 139th Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008.

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)