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$318,000.00 awarded by Bluegrass Futurity in first three years



$318,000.00 awarded by Bluegrass Futurity in first three years

Once again the Bluegrass Futurity was a huge success. Held at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. This year highlighted all three limited breeders classes; weanling, yearling and 2-year-old fine harness. In the first three years since it’s conception, The Bluegrass Futurity has given away over $318,000. This year alone $121,292.18 was awarded in the three classes.

The largest weanling classes thus far, hosted thirty-two of the finest weanlings to grace the show ring this year. Quality was extremely high and the judges, Robert Ruxer, Gary Gerone and Cathy Boggs, had their work cut out for them. After seeing each weanling individually, ten weanlings were asked to remain in the ring for additional judging. After it was all over, Johnny & Nancy Jones took home the blue and $40,000.00 for their weanling, Exquisite One. Exquisite One is by Our Charm and out of Highpoint’s The Kings Flame and was presented to victory by one of the best weanling handlers around, Joe T. Smith. Exquisite One is a product of the outstanding Rosemont Manor breeding program. The winner of the All American Cup, Mosette, placed 2nd for C. Thomas Galbreath. Mosette who is by Sir William Robert and out of a _ sister to World Champion Moses, Sadie’s Lady, was expertly presented by Bret Day. C. Thomas Galbreath received just over $22,000.00 for his second place award. This added to what Mosette won in the All American Cup makes this filly the most lucrative weanling of all time, having won approximately $93,000 in her only two visits to the show ring. Bill Waller was on hand to present Shannon Sewell’s entry Mistaken Identity (Attaché’s Thunderbolt x Fatal Charm) to third. This absolutely gorgeous colt put on a show to capture the applause and appreciation of the crowd. A big supporter of the limited breeders programs, Pam Specht and Patricia Misko had two extremely nice entries, High Time’s Northern Storm (out of Northern Fantasy) and High Time’s No Time For Lovin (out of Callaway’s Love You) to finish 4th and 5th. . Both of these outstanding weanlings are by Supremacy High Time. Supremacy High Time is the leading money winning sire of The Bluegrass Grass Futurity. Melinda Moore presented Jean Pool (The Mystery Writer x A Wishing Star) for Spencer Maines to 6th. Joe T Smith was once again in the ribbons placing 7th with Gaynor Shane’s weanling Pas De Foie Gras (Fascinating Rhythm SLS x Shout). Jan McLaughlin and Dr. Alan R. Raun placed 8th with their weanling, Fire Hero who is by Haven’s Hero and out of Reedann’ Wildphire.

The Yearling class, though smaller than the weanling, was still an outstanding representation of the breed. Approximately $18,000.00 was up for the taking with $7300.00 going to first Place. Joan Lurie presented the winning Bluegrass Futurity weanling from 2003 to the judges and took home the blue. Miss Roxie Heart, who is by Supreme Delivery and out of Severe Clever is owned by Clyde and Sally Nolan and has won over $41,000.00 in her two classes in The Bluegrass Futurity program. South Bound Suarez (Star Material x Fancy Woman), who placed 4th in the 2003 weanling class was the reserve yearling winner. Spencer Maines is the owner and Melinda Moore presented South Bound Suarez to win $4000.00. Melinda Moore also present her own yearling, Enchilada (Revival X Haute Tamale) to the 3rd place. Enchilada was also 3rd in the 2003 Bluegrass Futurity Weanling class. Alliance Stud’s, Heart Of Steel (General Steel x Corixa) was presented by Danette Musselman to 4th. Judy Elaine (Simbara’s Rising Son x Crystal York) place 5th for Melissa Moore. David Lee presented Razin a Ruckus (Let’s Get Ready To Rumble x Well Dayzerved) to 6th place. And Cabernet’s Way Too Loud (Unlisted x Callaway’s Phoebe) was 7th for Anthony Potts.

2004 marked the first year for the Bluegrass Futurity Two-Year-old Fine Harness Class. Three of the top two-year-olds in the country were on hand to compete for just over $10,000.00. The World Champion Two-year–old amateur Futurity winner, Mother Mary (Revival x Mother Superior) entered the ring and commanded everyone’s attention. Her class and elegance got the judges approval for the first place victory, winning $4500.00. Mother Mary was 3rd in the Bluegrass Futurity yearling class in 2003. Smith Lilly presented this beautiful filly to victory for Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bowling. Nelson Green presented the big, beautiful, Reserve World Champion Brookhill’s King of Kool (Harlem Town x It’s A Beautiful Day) to second place for Tim Shea. Brookhill’s King Of Kool was also the reserve in the Bluegrass Futurity Yearling class in 2003.

Chad Graham rounded out the awards with A Daisy Day (Great Day’s Came The Son x Town Rose) for the 3rd place. Rigby’s Green owns a Daisy Day.

Each class winner was awarded an amazing bronze trophy created by Cindy Wolf to keep for one year. In addition, David Freedman of Freedman harness, handcrafted a show halters for each of the classes. Each Bluegrass Futurity participant received a bronze medallion made exclusively for the Bluegrass Futurity.

This exciting program keeps growing and will hold its annual Bluegrass Futurity Stallion Auction in January at Keeneland. For information or to donate a stallion to the auction, contact Melissa Moore at 859-873-9129 or email: mmoore8059@aol.com.

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