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Bluegrass Futurity Winners and Auction

The Bluegrass Futurity held its 8th annual Bluegrass Futurity Weanling and Two year old harness class at the wonderful new facility at The Kentucky Horse Park. From 2002 to 2009 over $825,721.00 has been awarded to the breeders, owners and stallion owners of the participants in the Bluegrass Futurity. Perhaps one of the highest quality weanling classes to date, 20 outstanding weanlings entered the ring one by one to be presented to this years judges, John Champagne, Maria Gilman and Merrill Murray. $71,600.00 was on the line and Quality was abundant as the judges held 1o weanlings in the ring to for a second workout. When it was over the current Breeders Weanling World Champion, Sir Clarence Ronald claimed $30,195.00 and the first place ribbon along with a beautiful Weanling show halter donated from Freedman Harness. Joan Lurie and Darrell Case expertly presented Sir Clarence Ronald who’s sire is Sir William Robert and out of the mare, Tornaado’s Tidal Wave. C. Thomas Galbreath is the owner of this outstanding weanling as well as the owner of the sire, Sir William Robert. Second place went to the exquisite weanling, Mountjoy’s You Foxinate Me. Sired by Ultimatum and out of the mare Fox It To Me. $16,775.00 was awarded to David Mountjoy, owner of Mountjoy’s You Foxinate Me. Penny Lane is the owner of Ultimatum.

$24,125.00 was the purse for the 2009 Bluegrass Futurity Two Year Old Fine Harness Class. Belle Reve’s Loud and Clear and Dena Lopez elegantly trotted away with the blue and the first place prize money of $9843.75 along with a beautiful hand crafted show head stall from Freedman Harness. Belle Reve’s Renaissance Man is the sire and Soft Spoken is the dam of this talented two year old. Belle Reve Farm is the owner of both Belle Reve’s Renaissance Man and Belle Reve’s Loud and Clean. Second place was awarded to Iris James’, beautiful two year old, Brookhill’s Who’s Your Daddy, sired by CH Harlem Town and out of the mare The Lady Lulu BH. Brookhill’s Who’s Your Daddy was awarded $5468.75 and presented by Nelson Green.

For the first time, The Bluegrass Futurity stallion auction held its stallion auction following the weanling class on Thursday night. One hundred and three stallions where offered, with the proceeds of the stallion services going towards the prize money for the 2011 and 2013 classes. Approximately $70,000.00 has been raised in auction off stud fees with several outstanding stallions still available till Nov 30, 2009. Undulata’s Nutcracker topped the evenings festivities, being sold for $8700.00 to Faydelle Schott. Sir William Robert was the second highest stud fee at $3700 bought by James Shane. I’m First’s stud fee sold for $3500 to Sunrise Stables. Please contact Melissa Moore at or 859-533-6225 for a list of available stud fees.

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