Tremendous Turnout at Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show

The Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia garnered tremendous support over the last weekend in October. Congratulations to all participants! If you didn’t get a chance to speak to us at the event, we would like to encourage you to consider VTA membership. You can find out more here.

VTA Treasurer Sue Hart manning the VTA booth at the Thoroughbred Celebration Show

VTA Treasurer Sue Hart manning the VTA booth at the Thoroughbred Celebration Show


Press Release

Two hundred and three Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) traveled from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, Canada and all points in Virginia to enter the Paulick Report Paddock and demonstrate their abilities beyond the track at the October 25-27 Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia. As part of the 2013 Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series, which consisted of eight all-Thoroughbred shows throughout the mid-Atlantic regions, members were competing for final points of the year.

Winning the first class of the weekend, the Fasig-Tipton Model, was Made You Look (TJC name: Storming Marine), a 2004 son of Stormy Atlantic out of My Lady Marine, by Little Missouri, who raced 27 times winning $135,960. Made You Look received a handsome dress cooler sponsored by The Clothes Horse. He also earned The Jockey Club T.I.P. High Point Hunter Low – Junior Award with owner Selina Petronelli of Maryland riding.

Winning the Ladies’ Side Saddle Hack and the championship was Kaydeross Kid with Lauren Ryalls riding for the owner Terri Ryalls of Virginia. Kaydeross Kid is a 2004 unraced son of Take Me Out out of Expletive Deleted, by Dr. Blum.

The Jockey Club T.I.P. High Point English Pleasure Award was won by High Noon (TJC name: About Noon), a 2003 son of Intensity out of Image’s Image, by Better Arbitor, with owner/rider Sarah Zube of Virginia.

The Jockey Club T.I.P. Western Pleasure Champion was The Real Deal (TJC name: Midniteperspration), a 1994 son of April Axe out of Intimate Dinner, by Best Turn, with owner/rider Brittney S.t Clair of Pennsylvania. The Real Deal also received the 2013 R. Huey Versatility Award, sponsored by Hannah Ong in honor of R. Huey who raced 65 times and excelled in multiple careers beyond the track.

Perfect Image (TJC name: Relic’s Hope), a 1998 unraced daughter of Relic Relic Relic out of Noble Whisper, by Princely Native won The Jockey Club T.I.P. Handy Hunter with owner Briana Kenerson of Maryland in the irons.

The Leadline Class, sponsored by Claddagh Manor, was won by Macy Longest riding Cold Harbor for owner Cyndi Camejo of Virginia. Cold Harbor (TJC name: Silver Delight) is a 2008 son of Medford out of Silver Foy, by Gallipiat.

The Hunter Style Award, sponsored by Bill Rube and Pat Michael, was given to The Patriot (TJC name: Testamonialy), a 1996 son of Reputed Testamony out of Don’t Pass Me By, by Parfaitement. The Patriot and owner/rider Kara Evans of Maryland, also earned The Jockey Club T.I.P. High Point 3′ – Senior Award.

Hunter competition concluded with Fappy (TJC name: Fappy Nekia), a 2007 son of Wild zone out of Wakonda, by Fappiano, winning the $1,500 @After After the Finish Line Hunter Stake with Jocelyn Martin riding for the owner Foxcroft Farm and Robin Schuler Durkin of Virginia.

After the Finish Line, the 501 (c) 3 funding non-profit for rescued Thoroughbred racehorses, received $3,750 from the silent auction, ribbon recycle program and a portion of the proceeds from The Jockey Club T.I.P. Pleasure classes at this show. Visit for more information.

The Dressage Arena hosted more than sixty five rides ranging from USDF Introductory Level to USEF Second Level, and USEA Beginner Novice through Preliminary.

The Jockey Club T.I.P. Introductory Dressage High Point was won by Tinsel Town (TJC name: Wes River), a 2005 unraced son of Weshaam out of Tyndrum, by Virginia Rapids, with owner Sue Simon of Virginia riding. The Jockey Club T.I.P. Green Combined Test High Point Thoroughbred and Beginner Novice High Point Awards went to Mr. Popps, a 2008 son of Fusaichi Pegasus out of Westlake, by Honour and Glory, with owner/rider Rebecca Barber of Virginia.

Petey Cap, a 2008 son of Dance with Ravens out of Intimate Moments, by Benefice, was selected by the judge to receive the Jumper Style Award, sponsored by North Shore Design and The Ginaven Family.. Petey Cap is owned and ridden by Emily Daignault of Pennsylvania.

The show concluded with the hotly contested $1,500 Take2 Jumper Stake being won by Money Makes Money, a 2003 son of Talk is Money out of Soak, by Devil’s Bag. He is now a two-time $1,500 Take2 Jumper Stake winner, having also won this class at the June Thoroughbred Celebration. Money Makes Money is owned and ridden by Karen Benson of North Carolina.

You can find images of the event on the Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show’s Facebook page.