$5,000 Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity Bonus Awards

The VTA and the Fund would like to congratulate the winners of the $5,000 Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity Bonus for 2013.

Any Virginia-bred or Virginia-sired yearling that shows in the colt or filly yearling futurity class is 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’ 3-year-old year. The $5,000 bonus is divided as following: 60 percent to the leading earner, 20 percent to the second leading earner, 14 percent to the third leading earner and 6 percent to the fourth leading earner.

Unfortunately, the 2011 Yearling Futurity was cancelled because of hurricane Irene but we decided to make all those that were entered to compete eligible for the 2013 bonus. The horses listed below were the top four earners at the end of their 2013 3-year-old year:

First Place

Securing top honors with earnings of $62,778 is Tubal. Bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC, the bay colt is by Shakespeare out of Lady Nadine (GB) by Alzao.

Tubal, winning at Colonial Downs this summer. Photo by Coady Photography.

Tubal, winning at Colonial Downs this summer. Photo by Coady Photography.

Second Place

In second place with earnings of $36,256 is National Prayer. National Prayer, a bay colt by Songandaprayer out of Senate Caucus by Siphon (Brz), was bred by Carlos S. E. Moore & Gillian Gordon-Moore.

Third Place

Third place goes to Vestry with earnings of $35,306. Nellie M. Cox & Rose Retreat Farm are the breeders Vestry, a bay gelding by Ecclesiastic out of Miss Moola by Saint Ballado.

Fourth Place

Think Sunshine, $25,730, is the fourth place earner. He was bred by Hart Farm and is by Broken Vow out of Beautiful Stranger by Foxhound.

Congratulations to our $5,000 bonus winners!