Breeder Althea Richards Has Big Day At Yearling Futurity September 3rd

The $15,000 Virginia Breeder’s Fund Yearling Futurity was held September 3rd at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds and Althea (Robin) Richards took honors for both the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion respectively with Kelly Green (colt) and the 2015 filly out of Darting. Three Chimney’s Chris Baker served as the judge.

The top two colts and top two fillies were in consideration for the Championship award. The overall champion, Kelly Green, by Jump Start out of Green Jeans by Green Dancer, is a full brother to Just Call Kenny, who also was a champion as a yearling. The now 5 year old horse is a stakes winner of $291,735 in his career from 21 starts.

Kelly Green, bred and owned by Althea Richards, was named Champion at the '16 Breeder's Fund Yearling Futurity September 3rd. Pictured are Judge Chris Baker, Rene Woolcott, Althea Richards and Brooke Royster.

Kelly Green, bred and owned by Althea Richards, was named Champion at the ’16 Breeder’s Fund Yearling Futurity September 3rd. Pictured are Judge Chris Baker, Rene Woolcott, Robin Richards and VTA President, Brooke Royster.

Colt Results for the 2016 Yearling Futurity

First Place: Kelly Green 2015 colt out of Green Jeans by Jump Start, bred and owned by Robin Richards

Second Place: Clark’s Kryptonite, out of Ann by Aikenite, bred by Richard Sanders

Third Place: 2015 out of Miss Greenley by Orb, bred and owned by Jim & Katie Fitzgerald & Rick Leesley

Fourth Place: 2015 out of Smart Kiss by Tale of the Cat, bred and owned by Corner Farm and John Behrendt

Fifth Place: Seattle Ric out of Slew of Bullets by Street Boss, owned and bred by Eric and Nancy Rizer

Sixth Place: Whiskey Wu, out of Stay Here by Flatter,  owned and bred by Quest Realty.

2015 Darting, also owned and bred by Althea Richards, was named Reserve Champion at the Yearling Futurity.

The 2015 Darting filly, also owned and bred by Althea Richards, was named Reserve Champion at the Yearling Futurity.

Filly results from the ’16 Yearling Futurity

First Place: 2015 filly out of Darting by Dance with Ravens, bred & owned by Althea (Robin) Richards

Second Place: 2015 filly out of Fluzz by Include, bred & owned by Morgan’s Ford Farm

Third Place: 2015 filly out of Un Blessed by Sidney’s Candy, bred & owned by Morgan’s Ford Farm

Fourth Place: 2015 filly out of Fiona by Justin Phillip, bred by Nellie Mae Cox & Rose Retreat Farm

Fifth Place: 2015 filly out of Falsehood by Swagger Jack, bred & owned by Becky Lavin

Sixth Place: Graceful Request out of Sister Graceful by Scat Daddy, owned and bred by Quest Realty