2018 Kiawa Colt Earns Yearling Futurity Grand Champion Honors June 23rd

A 2018 bay colt out of Kiowa was named 2019 Futurity Grand Champion at the annual $22,500 Virginia Breeders Yearling Futurity, held June 23rd at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and the Virginia Breeders Fund. The Judge for the competition was Patrick Lawley-Wakelin.

The champ, who also won the Virginia-Bred/Sired Colt & Gelding division earlier in the day, is owned/bred by Corner Farm (Ned Moore & Gillian Gordon-Moore) and John Behrendt. He is by Union Rags out of Kiowa by Stephen Got Even.

2019 Yearling Futurity Grand Champion is by Union Rags out of Kiowa by Sephen Got Even. Photo by Anna Purdy.

Runner-up in the Colt/Gelding division was a 2018 colt by Congrats out of Pearls by Black Tie Affair, owned and bred by Morgan’s Ford. Third place honors went to Stay In, a bay colt by Dialed In out of Stay Here by Dehere, owned and bred by Quest Realty /Daniel Wukich. Next in order was Canherun (Quest Realty/Daniel Wukich), Pauping (Quest Realty/Daniel Wukich & Lee Ann Smith), a 2018 Falsehood colt (Morgan’s Ford Farm), Lewandowski (Patricia Ramey & Maciej Szware), Point of Grace (Quest Realty/Daniel Wukich) and Ipnops (Sara Collette). 

2019 Reserve Champion honors went to Rsheperdsgait, a chestnut filly bred and owned by Rebecca Shepherd. She is by Friend or Foe out of Fancy Dancer by Citidancer, and won the Virginia-Bred/Sired Fillies category earlier. 

Reserve Champion Rsheperdsgait won the Virginia-Bred/Sired Filly category. Photo by Anna Purdy.

Runner-up in the fillies division was a 2018 Lutetia, bred and owned by Morgan’s Ford Farm. She is by Competitive Edge out of Lutetia by Midnight Lute. A 2018 gray filly out of For Finery, owned and bred by Robin Richards, took third place. A 2018 filly out of Green Jeans (Robin Richards) took fourth followed by Rodanthe (Douglas Daniels), a 2018 Leva Mae (Susan Cooney), and a 2018 Cape Cod (Darlene Bowlin).

Owner/breeder David Ross’s 2018 Unostrike chestnut filly won the first place prize money and ribbon in the Virginia-Certified Yearling division which featured 14 entrants. The winner is by Munnings out of Unostrike by Macho Uno.

Certified Yearling division winner was a 2018 Unostrike filly bred and owned by David Ross.

Runner-up was a 2018 Power Bid chestnut filly, owned and bred by Tigertail Ranch/Irwin Olian. She is by Custom for Carlos out of Power Bid by Touch Gold. Moonzano was third (Quest Realty/Daniel Wukich) followed by Baba (Woodslane Farm/Rene Woolcott), a 2018 Coastin Along filly (Breeder, Lana Wright; Owner, Janet deTeran & Mark Sell), Harry Hotspur (Mary Slade), a 2018 Ziggy Biggy colt (Lady Olivia at Northcliff, LLC) and Shoscombe Prince (Henry Nothhaft). Also competing were Princess Kia Rose (Joanne Krishack), a 2018 Noworriesforme  filly (Lady Olivia at Northcliff, LLC), Island Philo (Mary Slade), a 2018 Monocle colt (Patricia Ramey & Maciej Szware), Ms Mad Dog (Quest Realty/Daniel Wukich) and Dreamingofsavannah (Richard Hackerman). 

Judge of the 2019 Yearling Futurity was Patrick Lawley-Wakelin. Photo by Anna Purdy.

A groom’s award was also given to the Best Turned Out horse in each division. Pauping won in the colt & gelding class while Baba was best in the Certified division. Best Turned Out overall was a 2018 Green Jeans in the Fillies category.