Monthly Archives: February 2008


Filly by Mineshaft, out of Finery. Robin Richards.

(Robin Richards Photo)

Filly by Langfur, out of Perfect Probe. Spring Hill Farm.

(Diana Baker Photos)

Colt by Rockport Harbor, out of Migrate. Spring Hill Farm.

Filly by Dehere, out of Forty Moves. Spring Hill Farm

SID WATTERS, JR.

By Frank Angst/Thoroughbredtimes.com

National Racing Hall of Fame trainer Sidney Watters Jr., who conditioned 1970 champion two-year-old male Hoist the Flag and 1983 champion three-year-old male Slew o’ Gold, died on February 14. He was 90.

The Steeplechase Committee of the Hall of Fame selected Watters for induction in 2005. Watters led or shared the lead in national steeplechase wins six times from 1948 through ’71, finishing as the leading trainer in earnings three times.

By the 1970s, Watters… Continue reading

FOAL PHOTOS

Filly by Royal Academy, out of Regallino foaled 02/05/08.

She is owned by Danny Atkins and was foaled at Paradigm Farm in Warrenton.

Virginia-bred filly by Royal Academy out of VA-bred In too Deep.

Born 1/27/08 at Paradigm Farm in Warrenton.

Breeder Susan Cooney.

STALLION AUCTION NEXT WEEK

The VTA’s primary fundraiser, the Mid-South 2008 Stallion Season Auction, will be held next week –February 12 & 13, 2008 – 9am to 8pm.Seasons to stallions standing in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, Weat Virginia, New York and Kentucky are for sale.

Stallions include Kitten’s Joy (pictured winning the Virginia Derby, Gr.2), Flower Alley, Eddington, Touch Gold, Limehouse, Giacomo, Toccett, Catienus and Skip Away and many more in Kentucky.

Gators N Bears, Lion Hearted, Fantasticat, Parker’s Storm Cat, Rock Slide and… Continue reading

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Runners and riders compete on the frozen lake at St. Moritz, Switzerland on the opening day of this year’s White Turf international horse races, Sunday Feb. 3, 2008.

(AP Photo/PA, John Giles)

GOOD NIGHT SHIRT 2007 CHAMPION STEEPLECHASE HORSE

Virginia-owned Good Night Shirt, who won three out of five grade I starts last year, was honored Jan. 21 as the champion steeplechaser of 2007. The son of Concern, out of Hot Story (by Two Punch), defeated superstar McDynamo twice and set a single-season earnings record of $314,163 for owner Harold A. “Sonny” Via Jr. of Free Union, VA and trainer Jack Fisher.

Good Night Shirt first faced McDynamo, a three-time Eclipse champion, in the Iroquois Hurdle Stakes (NSA-I), which… Continue reading