Ned Moore & Jill Gordon-Moore’s dark bay colt out of Blazeaway captured Grand Champion honors at the $27,500 Virginia Breeders’ Yearling Futurity, held at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds August 29th. He also won top honors in the Virginia-bred or sired Colt & Gelding division. The event featured competitions in both the Virginia-Bred/Sired Colt & Gelding and Filly classes, in addition to the new Certified class as well. A breakfast kicked of the morning festivities and a seminar featuring Futurity Judge Jonathan Thomas followed. Thomas’s three-year-old horse Catholic Boy most recently won the Grade I Travers Stakes and the Grade I Belmont Derby Invitational.
Pictured with the Grand Champion Blazeaway colt are Cindy Curtis and Susie Hart (who gave the conformation and show presentation seminar), Diana McClure, Ned Moore and Jill Gordon-Moore.
Moore’s yearling champ is by Jump Start out of Blazeaway by Proud Citizen. In the colt & gelding class, More Twirl, bred and owned by Quest Realty was second and Matsuda, bred and owned by Helen Masek, took third. The former is by Twirling Candy out of Lucy Stragemore by Tale of the Cat while the latter is by Midas Touch out of Tangerine Mimosa by Hansel. The rest of the finishers in order were a chestnut colt out of Green Jeans by Imagining (Althea Richards), River Baptism RVF (Riverview Farms), Great Quest (Quest Realty), Overthemoon (Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC) and Cara Mor (Renee Bourke).
Pictured with Beach Traffic are: VTA President Brooke Royster, Patricia Ramey and handler Junior Johnson.
Breeders Patricia Ramey and Maciej Szwarc saw there Virginia-Certified colt Beach Traffic take honors as Reserve Grand Champion in addition to winning the Certified class. Beach Traffic is by Cross Traffic out of Pink Sand by Sky Mesa. A pair of yearlings bred and owned by Riverview Farm LLC took second and third in the Certified Class. River Beauty RVF (by Astrology out of Lost in the Woods by Forest Danger) was runner-up and River Dreamer RVF (by Warrior’s Reward out of Debra’s Dream by Reprized) followed. The rest of the finishers in order were a Lone Star Special filly (Tigertail Ranch/Irwin Olian), Former Marine (Henry Nothhaft/HnR Nothhaft Racing, LLC), a Bourbon Courage colt and a Imagining colt named Collar the Kitten (both owned and bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC) and Patriotic Punch (Charles Reed and Michael Zanella).
2018 VTA Futurity – Champion VA-Bred filly, 2017 filly out of Cat Alert by Tapizar
Bred and owned by Morgan’s Ford Farm
Morgan’s Ford Farm’s bay filly out of Cat Alert and their gray filly out of Occasionally took first and second place honors in the Virginia-bred or sired fillies division. The winner is by Tapizar out of Cat Alert by Tobasco Cat while the runner-up is by Liams Map out of Occasionally by Tizow. Owaw’s Empress, bred and owned by Rene Woolcott/Woodslane Farm, took third. She is by Bodemeister out of Oh What a Windfall by Seeking the Gold. The rest of the finishers in order were a bay filly by Mclean’s Music out of Stacey’s Flight (Sam English II), I’m Deplorable (Frazer Hendrick) and a Tapizar filly out of Lion Down by Me by Lion Heart (Sam English II).