$5,000 Awarded To Top ’16 Virginia Yearling Futurity Money Earners

A total of $5,000 in bonus monies were awarded to the top four money earning three year old horses that participated in the 2016 Virginia Yearling Futurity. Determined Vision, who was both the Champion colt and overall Grand Champion that year, earned a $3,000 first place bonus. What the Beep finished second and was awarded $1,000. Virginia Fable and Blushing Justine were third and fourth respectively and each collected awards of $700 and $300.

Determined Vision holds off Available (outside) approaching the wire in the June 23rd White Oak Farm Stakes. Photo by Jim McCue.

Determined Vision, a now 4-year-old Jump Start gelding bred by Althea Richards, captured the White Oak Farm Stakes in 2018 and finished second in the Meadow Stable Stakes. He also scored in a maiden special weight race May 4th at Laurel. The Phil Schoenthal trainee is a full brother to Just Call Kenny, a Grade 3 stakes winner who has bankrolled $483,770. Determined Vision made one start as a 2-year-old and seven this past year. Out of the Green Dancer mare, Green Jeans, he has earned $88,690 thus far. The top bonus earner is owned by D. Hatman Thoroughbreds and Kingdom Bloodstock Inc.

Eagle Point Farm’s What the Beep wins an allowance race over Laurel’s turf June 8, 2018. Photo by Jim McCue.

What the Beep, a Great Nation filly bred and owned by the Eagle Point in Ashland, is out of Toccoa by Purple Comet. The Rob Bailes trainee won back to back starts at Laurel last year — a waiver maiden claimer May 5th and an allowance race on June 8th. What the Beep also finished second to Altamura in the Camptown Stakes August 4th. Overall in ten career starts, she has earned $76,253 and has finished “in the money” in half those efforts. Toccoa was the first horse Karen Godsey won with as a trainer, and she went on to win five times at Colonial Downs in 2001.

Altamura (#6) edges Virginia Fable (#5) in the Tyson Gilpin Stakes. Photo by Jim McCue.

Virginia Fable is a Swagger Jack filly that won her first race July 14th last year in a maiden special weight race at Laurel. The Susan Cooney trainee was bred by Becky Lavin and has six top three finishes from a dozen starts. She was runner-up in the 2018 Tyson Gilpin Stakes and finished third in the Oakley Stakes. Virginia Fable, out of Falsehood by Awesome Again, has bankrolled $71,902. She is co-owned by Andrew Lavin and Becky Lavin.

Blushing Justine was successful in her first career start — a $41,000 maiden claimer at Aqueduct on November 10th, 2017. Photo courtesy of Adam Coglianese.

Blushing Justine was bred by Nellie Mae Cox and Rose Retreat Farm and is currently trained by Carlos Martin. She was victorious in her career bow at Aqueduct in November, 2017. The filly is by Justin Phillip out of Fiona by Cuvee. Blushing Justine has earned $56,393 from twelve starts and is owned by Matthew Kilstein and Nat Krohn.