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2006 Bluegrass Futurity Limited Breeders’ Classes

by Melissa Moore

The fifth annual Bluegrass Futurity Limited Breeders’ classes were held
Oct. 5, 2006 at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The judges for this year’s show were Richard Obenauf, Rob Wilson and Ricky Harris. To date this lucrative program has given away $512,107. The 2006 prize money divided between the weanling and two-year-old classes was $96,749.85. This year, classes marked the first year that the yearling class was deleted from the program. It was decided that yearlings are not in their most attractive stage in October, because of this, the class seemed to suffer both in quantity and quality. The prize money for the two-year-old class was doubled which made this the second largest purse for two-year-olds in 2006 and the class boosted six top two-year-olds to compete for $24,187.46.

It was the 2004 All American Cup weanling winner and reserved Bluegrass Futurity weanling, Mosette to take home first place and $10,434.36, bringing her earnings to date to $103,000. Mosette is sired by Sir William Robert and out of Sadie’s Lady. Brookhill’s Kool As Ice was the reserve winner for the O’Brien Family Trust with Rob Tanner at the lines. CH Harlem Town is the sire and CH It’s A Beautiful Day is the dam of this outstanding two-year-old who won $5,796.87.

Dr. Alan R. Raun who has been a big supporter of the Bluegrass Futurity had two strong entries both sired by Haven’s Hero. Louie Lowe exhibited Magic Hero, who is out of Magic Talk, and Fire Hero who is out of Reedann’s Wild Phire was exhibited by Dr. Alan R. Raun, taking home third and fourth place and winning cumulatively $5,796.87 for Dr. Raun. Danette Musselman showed the 2005 Bluegrass Futurity Yearling winner, Deguello, sired by Rifles And Roses and out of Classiphied Edition for Dale Musselman to win $1,159.37 for fifth place. And to round out an outstanding group of two-year-olds was the Only Man In Town gelding, Man Of Liberty, shown by Jennifer Townsend for owners Heidi Dunniway/Richard Gustafson/Man Of Freedom and Four Willows Farm. Man Of Liberty is out of the mare Liberty Day.

The weanling class was high in quality this year. It is a blessing to see how the limited breeders’ programs are benefiting our industry by promoting the breeding of top quality individuals. Max Ciampoli made his first appearance at the Bluegrass Futurity with two top weanlings. The Lady Chablis was a picture of elegance and animation and took home the blue ribbon and $30,062.39 for owners Paul and Rebecca Dieckman. The Lady Chablis is by Jim Stewart’s stallion, Gypsy Santana, and out of Celine Dion. Ciampoli’s other entry was Master Of The Universe who took home third place and $10,209.39 for owner Mary Sue Walker. Master Of The Universe is sired by Uhlen Branch and out of Liberty Day, also the dam of the Man Of Liberty.

Bill Waller and I’m Grande, just recently reserve in the All American Cup, made their presence known at the Bluegrass Futurity. I’m Grande, a big colt whose name is appropriate, was a picture of power and animation to take home $17,015.60 and the reserve ribbon for owner Happy Valley Farm. I’m Grande is sired by I’m The Prince and out of Steel Hearted Woman and is a full brother to World Champion Grande Gil. Nelson Green owner/trainer presented Mirror Me to the fourth place ribbon and $6,806.30. Mirror Me is out of the World Champion mare, CH Time’s Mirrored ERB and sired by CH Harlem Town. Stallions Promise Keeper, Stonewall Above Airs, Leatherwood’s Starlight and Country Treasure were the sires of the remaining top eight ribbon winners.

The Bluegrass Futurity prize money is raised from stud fees auctioned off at the annual auction. Seventy-five percent of the winnings are awarded to the weanling or two-year-old winners and 25 percent of the winnings are awarded to the stallion owner. This gives the stallion owner an incentive to donate breeding to the annual auction. In addition to the prize money awarded, David Freedman of Freedman Harness handcrafts a weanling show halter and show bridle headstall for the winner of the respective classes. A Cindy Wolf bronze is giving to the winner of each class to take home for one year. In addition, each participant is awarded a beautiful bronze participation medallion.


This year’s annual Stallion Auction will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. For more information regarding the Bluegrass Futurity and to donate a stallion, contact Melissa Moore at (859)533-6225 or

Bluegrass Futurity Weanling Class
Total Purse: $72,562.39

Stallion Owner - 25%

Weanling Owner - 75%

1st - The Lady Chablis $30,062.39
Stallion Owner $7,515.60 Jim Stewart
Weanling owner: $22,546.79
Sire: Gypsy Santana Dam: Celine Dion
Owner: Paul &/or Rebecca Dieckman
Trainer: Max Ciampoli

2nd - I’m Grande $17,015.60
Stallion Owner $4,253.90 Happy Valley Farm
Weanling Owner $12,761.70
Sire: I’m the Prince Dam: Steel Hearted Woman
Owner: Happy Valley Farm
Trainer: Bill Waller

3rd - Master Of The Universe $10,209.39
Stallion Owner $2,552.35 Larry & Karen Carver
Weanling Owner $7,657.04
Sire: Uhlen Branch Dam: Liberty Day
Owner: Mary Sue Walker
Trainer: Max Ciampoli

4th - Mirror Me $6,806.30
Stallion Owner $1,701.58 O’Brien Family Trust
Weanling Owner $5,104.72
Sire: CH Harlem Town Dam: CH Time’s Mirrored ERB
Owner: Nelson Green
Trainer: Nelson Green

5th - Ricky Bobby $3,403.12
Stallion Owner $850.78 A.E Nelson
Weanling Owner $2,552.34
Sire: Promise Keeper Dam: Belle Of The Green
Owner: Matt & Kristen Shiflet
Trainer: Matt Shiflet

6th - Giggle Airs $1,500
Stallion Owner $375 Kathleen Haen
Weanling Owner $1,125
Sire: Stonewall Above Airs Dam: Simbara’s Kiara
Owner: Kathleen Haen
Trainer: Kathleen Haen

7th - Mountainview’s Celestial Star $1,500
Stallion Owner $375 Leatherwood Farm
Weanling Owner $1,125
Sire: Leatherwood’s Starlight Dam: Mountainview’s Carbonado
Owner: Jones Mountainview Saddlebreds
Trainer: Fred Sarver

8th - A Reason To Treasure $1,500
Stallion Owner $375 Dr. Alan R Raun
Weanling Owner $1,125
Sire: County Treasure Dam: Reason To Talk
Owner: Dr. Alan R. Raun
Trainer: Dr. Alan R Raun

2006 Bluegrass Futurity Two-Year-Old Fine Harness
Total Purse: $24,187.46
Stallion Owner - 25%

Two-year-old Owner - 75%

1st - Mosette $10,434.36
Stallion Owner: $2,608.59 C. Thomas Galbreath
Two yr old owner: $7,825.77
sire: Sir William Robert Dam: Sadie’s Lady
Owner: C. Thomas Galbreath
Trainer: Bret C. Day

2nd - Brookhill’s Kool As Ice $5,796.87
Stallion Owner $1,449.22 O’Brien Family Trust
Two yr old owner: $4,347.65
Sire: CH Harlem Town Dam: CH It’s A Beautiful Day
Owner: O’Brien Family Trust
Trainer: Rob Tanner

3rd - Magic Hero $3,478.12
Stallion Owner: $869.53 Dr. Alan R Raun
Two yr old owner: $2,608.59
Sire: Haven’s Hero Dam: Magic Talk
Owner: Dr. Alan R Raun
Trainer: Dr. Alan R Raun

4th - Fire Hero $2,318.75
Stallion Owner $579.69 Dr. Alan R Raun
Two year old Owner $1,739.06
Sire Haven’s Hero Dam: Reedann’s Wild Phire
Owner: Dr. Alan R Raun
Trainer: Dr. Alan R Raun

5th - Deguello $1,159.37
Stallion Owner $289.84 Danette Musselman
Two yr old owner: $869.53
Sire: Rifles and Roses Dam Classiphied Edition
Owner: Dale Musselman
Trainer: Dannette Musselman

6th - Man Of Liberty $1,000
Stallion Owner $250 Dannette Musselman & Melissa Moore
Two yr old owner: $750
Sire: Only Man In Town Dam: Liberty Day
Owner: Heidi Dunniway/Richard Gustafson/Man of Freedom & Four Willows Farm
Trainer: Jennifer Townsend

Bluegrass Futurity Stallions
Total Payout 2002 through 2006 = $512,107

Supremacy’s High Time $62,187
Attaché’s Thunderbolt $57,739
Supreme Delivery $41,206
Our Charm $39,982
Sir William Robert $34,146
Catalyst $33,531
Gypsy Santana $30,062
Revival $25,424
Rifles And Roses $25,355
Harlem Town $18,795
The King Of Highpoint $18,628
I’m The Prince $17,015
Fascinating Rhythm SLS $16,303
Star Material $11,604
Phi Slama Jama $11,177
Uhlen Branch $10,209
The Mac Attack $ 8,951
Havens Hero $7,296
Con Heir $5,225
Basquiat $4,300
Callaway’s Gold Rush $3,866
Promise Keeper $3,402
General Steel $3,351
The Mystery Writer $3,000
Molligny’s Don’t Worry Be Happy $2,580
Only Man In Town $1,860
Great Day’s Came The Son $1,519
State Of Art $1,500
Stonewall’s Diamond Jackpot $1,500
Dakota Thunder $1,500
Clover Hill’s Magic Dragon $1,500
Stonewall Above Airs $1,500
Leatherwood Starlight $1,500
Simbara’s Rising Son $815
My Silver Silhouette $500
Let’s Get Ready To Rumble $500
Unlisted $500


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