Monthly Archives: September 2007

YEARLING COCKTAILS

The Virginia Tech MARE Center and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association will be hosting a cocktail party and yearling preview at the Center on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 pm. Cocktails and heavy hors d’ouevers and other refreshments will be served, and a preview of some of the Center’s auction yearlings will begin at 7 p.m. The party and the preview will be held at the Center’s Sales Pavilion. The dress is causal. To RSVP contact the VTA by October… Continue reading

INNER CITY KIDS GO COUNTRY

On September 15th, a group of children from the Washington, DC inner city experienced a day of country farm life, complete with fresh air, green grass and Thoroughbreds, thanks to the joint efforts of The Thoroughbred Network, the Bungalow Foundation, the Virginia Tech MARE Center and a group of caring horsemen.

The Thoroughbred Network and the Bungalow Foundation created a “Name the Foal Contest,” seeking donations for the opportunity to name a Thoroughbred racehorse. The proceeds of the contest are… Continue reading

GOOD NIGHT SHIRT GOOD AGAIN

(By: Joe Clancy, st-publishing.com)

Virginian (and VTA member) Sonny Via’s Good Night Shirt spent 45 days in trainer Jack Fisher’s field – playing with other Thoroughbreds, standing in the pond, rolling, running, getting dirty and swatting flies.

If that doesn’t sound like a vacation to you, it’s Club Med to a horse. Iroquois winner Good Night Shirt made his first start since May a winning one with a powerful run in the $168,400 Lonesome Glory Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday.… Continue reading

VIRGINIA CONNECTIONS – 9/04/07 to 9/09/07

SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
CHARLES TOWN
– Race 4 – Virginia trainer Susan Cooney wins a $27,000 allowance race with Excommunicated. The West Virginia-bred gelding is by Housebuter, out of Minister’s Lady by Mane Minister.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2007
CHARLES TOWN
– Race 5 – Virginia trainer Larry Curtis wins a claiming race with Maryland-bred Mr. Major Look. Mr. Major Look is by Rubiyat, out of Cancun Ruler by Key To The Mint.

CHARLES TOWN – Race 6 – Virginian R. Larry… Continue reading

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

There are complete Yearling Futurity results, as well as photos of the top three in each class, further down the page under the heading Saturday, September 1, 2007.

Also, we are always looking for news. If we miss you ,or someone you know, in VIRGINIA CONNECTIONS drop us an email at VTA@vabred.org, subject: BLOG.

MORE COLTS

FOURTH – #18. Unnamed, Dark Bay/Brown Colt, Chapel Royal x Gilded Ivory – Gilded Time, Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. Frank Zureick & Mr. & Mrs. George Rayborn, Owner: Same. ($250)

FIFTH – #24. Unnamed, Bay Colt, Louis Quatorze x Uncanny Ability – Cryptoclearance, Breeder: Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC, Owner: Same. ($150)

SIXTH – #11. Class Classic, Bay Colt, Brahms x Class Reality – Class Secret, Breeder: Mede Cahaba Stable & Stud, LLC, Owner: Same. ($100)

MORE FILLIES

FOURTH – #39. Real Sassy Affair, Gray/Roan Filly, Black Tie Affair (IRE) x Real Women – Real Courage, Breeder: Jimmy Keaton, Owner: Same. ($250)

SEVENTH – #42. Unnamed, Chestnut Filly, Meadowlake x Wonders Delight – Icecapade, Breeder: Morgan’s Ford Farm, Owner: Same.

YEARLING FUTURITY

The Seventh Annual Virginia Breeders Fund’s Yearling Futurity was held this morning at the Warrenton Horse Show. The Grand Champion and winner of the filly class was an unamed filly by Meadowlake, out of Senate Caucus by Siphon (BRZ). The filly was bred by Dr. Carlos “Ned” Moore and Jill Gordon-Moore of Corner Farm in Berryville. Jill showed the winning filly.

The Reserve Champion was the winner of the colt class – Class Mark, by Not For Love, out of… Continue reading

COLTS & GELDINGS

FIRST – #10. Class Mark, Bay Colt, Not For Love x Class Excells – Class Secret, Breeder: Mede Cahaba Stable & Stud, LLC, Owner: Same
SECOND – #17. Unnamed, Dark Bay/Brown Colt, Volponi x Flying Yolanda – Launch A Dream, Breeder: Nellie M. Cox, Owner: Same
THIRD – #25. Unnamed, Bay Colt, Successful Appeal x Worry Not – Concern, Breeder: Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC, Owner: Same
FOURTH – #18. Unnamed, Dark Bay/Brown Colt, Chapel Royal x Gilded Ivory… Continue reading

THANKS TO ALL THE EXHIBITORS

James S. Carter, Sara Collette, Nellie Mae Cox, Eagle Point Farm, Marjorie J. Flowers, Mar-Jim Farms, LLC, Louise H. Fuller, Cheryl Gamboney, Jimmy H. Keaton, Erika Rozell Keller & Cheryl S. Rozell, Lady Olivia at Northcliff, LLC, Lamina Blue Syndicate, Mignon C. Smith’s Mede Cahaba Stable & Stud, LLC, Carlos S. E. Moore & Gillian Gordon-Moore, Wayne and Susie Chatfield-Taylor’s Morgan’s Ford Farm, Run Aweigh Stable, LLC, Imogen Slade, Ten Hills Farm, North Wales, LLC, Megan Walker, Mr. & Mrs.… Continue reading