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Bluegrass Futurity Weanling Class

Posted May 3, 2002
The Bluegrass Futurity is gearing up for the First Bluegrass Futurity limited weanling class to be held at The Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show in Lexington, Ky on Thursday, October 3, 2002. Everyone involved with the Bluegrass Futurity is very excited about the first weanling class. The estimated prize money for this one class will be over $90,000, depending on the amount of the additional nomination fees and interest accumulated. In addition to the lucrative purse, World Champion Horse Equipment has jumped on board to be a sponsor by donating a weanling show sheet to the first and second place entries. David Freedman, has donated his support by hand crafting a weanling show halter for the winning entry. Special bronze medallions are being made especially for the Bluegrass Futurity by Cindy Wolfe, as well as a special bronze challenge trophy.

The judges for this event are Don Judd of Land O’Lakes, Fla., David Cunningham of Knoxville, Tenn., and Kim Crumpler of Simpsonville, Ky. A cocktail party will be held the evening before the class for all the Bluegrass Futurity participants and enthusiasts. Plans are underway and more information will be provided as the plans progress for this lovely evening.

In 2003, the Bluegrass Futurity will hold not only its second limited weanling class, but the first Bluegrass Futurity limited yearling class as well. All properly nominated weanlings will be eligible for the yearling class by paying a $500 nomination fee by March 15th of their yearling year. Estimated prize money for the yearling class is $25,000 depending on nomination fees and interest earned. In 2004, the Bluegrass Futurity will again hold the limited weanling class, limited yearling class, and will be the first year for the limited two-year-old fine harness class. In order to show in the limited two-year-old class, entries must have been properly nominated as a weanling and yearling with all nomination fees paid and pay a $500 nomination fee by March 15 of the two-year-old year. The purse for this class is expected to be approximately $25,000 depending on nomination fees and interest earned.

The future looks bright for the Bluegrass Futurity, as the first class quickly approaches. To get involved in this exciting program or for more information contact Melissa Moore at 859-873-9129 or any Bluegrass Futurity committee member. The members are Joan Lurie, Pat McConnell, Carter Cox, Adam Clauson, Bret Day, Gaynor Shane, Jerry Hutson, and Lynn Weatherman.

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