Monthly Archives: August 2010

YEARLING FUTURITY: GROOMS AWARDS, THANK YOUS, CREDITS, 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: Our judge, Thomas Foley; Show managers, Tommy Lee and Diane Jones, for their Herculean efforts to open the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds for our use; our announcer, Carol Holden of Middleburg Broadcasting Network; and all of our exhibitors.

BEST TURNED OUT/GROOM’S AWARD COLTS CLASS: #60. Babblin On Bay… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Maryland-bred Richard’s Kid successfully defended his title in the $1 million Pacific Classic Presented by TVG Gr.I when he came from off the pace to edge Crowded House by three-quarters of a length at Del Mar Aug. 28. (Photo by Horsephotos.com/NTRA)
Trainer Bob Baffert scratched two of his three entrants in the Pat O’Brien Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 28, but the only one he needed was El Brujo, who went gate-to-wire to give Baffert his second grade… Continue reading

VIRGINIA BREEDERS FUND YEARLING FUTURITY CHAMPION

GRAND CHAMPION: Unnamed Dark Bay/Brown Filly by Latent Heat, out of Beautiful Stranger by Foxhound. Owned and bred by Dr. E.C. “Pug” and Susie Hart/Hart Farm, Inc.

RESERVE CHAMPION: Unnamed Bay Colt by Bandini, out of Fiddle Me Blue (GB) by Bluebird. Owned and bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC

VIRGINIA BREEDERS FUND YEARLING FUTURITY COLTS

FIRST#58. Unnamed Bay Colt  by Bandini, out of Fiddle Me Blue (GB) –by Bluebird. Bred and owned by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC.

SECOND#57. Unnamed Bay Colt by Strong Hope, out of Early Mass by Pleasant Tap. Owned and bred by Wayne and Susie Chatfield-Taylor’s Morgan’s Ford Farm.


THIRD #60. Babblin On Bay Gelding by Oratory, out of Press Sure by Press Card. Bred by Catherine Stimpson/Country Life Farm/Darley and owned by … Continue reading

VIRGINIA BREEDERS FUND YEARLING FUTURITY FILLIES

FIRST#64. Unnamed Dark Bay/Brown Filly by Latent Heat, out of Beautiful Stranger by Foxhound. Owned and bred by Dr. E.C. “Pug” and Susie Hart/Hart Farm. 
SECOND#68. Stacey’s Flight Dark Bay/Brown Filly by  Roman Ruler, out of Eugapae by El Prado. Owned and bred by Dr. Sam E. English, III 
THIRD#70. Unnamed Bay Filly by During, out of Lake Shore View by Meadowlake. Owned and bred by Wayne and Susie Chatfield-Taylor’s Morgan’s Ford Farm.

FOURTH#72. Unnamed Bay… Continue reading

VBF YEARLING FUTURITY BONUS FOR 2009

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Every Virginia-bred or Virginia-sired yearling that shows in the colt or filly Futurity class is each year eligible to compete for a percentage of a $5,000 bonus. Bonuses are awarded to the top four money-earners at the racetrack at the completion of the horses’ three-year-old year. The $5,000 bonus is divided with 60% to the leading money earner, 20% to the second leading earner, 14% to the third leading earner and 6% to the fourth leading earner.

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Camp Victory (c, 3yo), Forest Camp – Victory Trick by Clever Trick. B – Atkins Danny Mark 1.
Del Mar, 8 /27/2010, clmg, $28,800, 8 f, 1:34.50. ($90,000, 2yo, 2009, obsmar)

Confirmondi (g, 5yo), Two Punch – Colonial Stage by Pleasant Colony. B – Iselin C. Oliver Mr. & Mrs. Timonium, 8 /27/2010, clmg, $5,130, 4 f, 0:46.07. ($150,000, 2yo, 2007, ftmmay)

Hyphen (g, 5yo), Elusive Quality – Manduria by Aloma’s Ruler. B – Audley Farm. Calder Race Course, 8… Continue reading

VIRGINIA BREEDERS FUND YEARLING FUTURITY PHOTOS

The judge, Tom Foley, really loved this filly’s walk. This picture gives you an idea of what a stroll she has!
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(Photos by Anna Galina, Toly and Glenn Petty)

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Afleet Express snuck through on the inside and held off a furious late run from Fly Down to win the $1-million Travers Stakes Gr.I by a nose on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. (Photo by NYRA via Flickr)
Phipps Stable’s homebred Persistently rallied from off the pace in the Personal Ensign Stakes Gr.I on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course and reeled in Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the closing strides of the 1 1/4-mile race. (Photo by… Continue reading

MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO ZENYATTA