Virginia horsemen descended on the recent West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s annual horse show and returned to the Commonwealth with many of the top honors.

Held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds the show offers classes for broodmares, foals and yearlings both West Virginia-bred and West Virginia-sired.

The winner of the Eleanor Casey Memorial Trophy awarded to the best young horse either West Virginia-bred or –sired was Jill Gordon-Moore and Dr. Carlos “Ned” Moore’s colt by Black Tie Affair, out of Rumbustious by Gold Fever. The eventual Grand Champion earned his way to the finale by winning the West Virginia-Sired Stallion Showcase and the West Virginia-bred or –sired Yearling Colts Class.

The reserve Grand Champion was an unnamed colt by Reparations, out of Dead Blue by Yes I’m Blue . The colt won his way to the Championship class by winning the foal class and the Grand Championship for West Virginia foals. His dam, Dead Blue was second in the Broodmare Class. Both are owned and bred by Donnaline Nielsen, Joy A. Wingate and Brandy Hager of Born To Run Thoroughbred LLC of Virginia Beach.

Born to Run’s filly By Green Fee out of Bella Storm was second in the West Virginia-bred or –sired Yearling Fillies Class.

Susie Hart of Hart Farm in Boyce judged the competition.