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Louisville – Thursday Morning



The relatively new Thursday morning performance brought an abbreviated schedule to Freedom Hall. The crowd was much smaller than most days, as this has, in the past, been the traditional “day of rest” to get everyone geared back up for the weekend.


Those who were in attendance got to see some nice sights along the way, first of which was yet another Undulata’s Nutcracker baby, Front Row Frankie, taking the top prize in the ASR Amateur Weanling Futurity with David Jampsa showing for the joint ownership team of Willowbank Farm and Hallston Manor. This flashy chestnut with a white blaze and a flaxen tail was trotting just about level as he primped and paraded around the show ring. His dam is Heir Spray, by Supreme Heir and out of a Kourageous Kalu mare. Reserve in the class was Mountjoy’s Downtown, owned by David Mountjoy and sired by Santana Hosanna. Downtown crosses Supreme Sultan and Wing Commander blood on both the top and bottom lines of his pedigree. He is out of a King of Highpoint mare.


The Kentucky Equitation 13-and-Under followed, as two DeLovely riders who had success in their age groups found more success here in this one. Callie Smith, reserve in the 12-Year-Old class, took the blue aboard Miss Majesticness. Belle Owen, winner of the 11-Year-Old class, was reserve.


Callie Smith and Miss Majesticness


The ASR Amateur Two-Year-Old Futurity saw another flashy flaxen horse win. This time, Lester Harmon brought I’m In Command to the winner’s circle. This son of Commander In has two white stockings that go up above his knees and one that comes just halfway up. He gave a big buck on his way out the gate to celebrate. Commander In is obviously by Zovoorbij Commander In Chief (SA). He is out of a Preferred Property mare. I’m In Command is out of an Albelarm Supremacy mare. Reserve in this one was Secret Vision, owned by Dr. Scott Bennett and Danette Musselman. He is by Belle Reve’s Renaissance Man, by I’m A New Yorker. Secret Vision is out of Lucky Vision, who has Worthy Son blood on her top and bottom lines. She is out of the Roseridge Heir mare, The Rose Lady.


The Youth Roadster to Bike class had some wild and wooly moments, but the officials in center ring were on top of it and made sure all was well through to the end. Ali DeGray wound up with her second blue of the week, both of them coming with driving silks on. This time, she was at the lines of longtime partner Imagine That. Jeb Boyd was second to Ali DeGray once again, having taken reserve in their road pony class on Wednesday. Today saw Jeb behind Exit 80 to take the red ribbon.


Helen Rosburg and her daughter Ali


The final class of this morning went to the unanimous choice of the judges, Call Me Regal. Doug Fritz was handling the Belle Reve entry. In a big class of yearlings in their ASR Amateur Futurity, this one stood out. He is by Call Me Ringo, which goes a long way to explaining why he is trotting above level in this yearling class. Ringo is, of course, the lone son of the Sultan’s Great Day x Eleanor Rigby cross. Call Me Regal is out of New York’s Crown Jewel (I’m A New Yorker x a Courageous Admiral mare). This chestnut colt was bred to be a show ring star. Reserve in this class was another with Saddlebred royalty flowing through his veins. Stonecroft Me First is by CF First Night Out, the great Night Prowler stud owned by Blythewood Farms. His dam is That Special Face, making him a full brother to Monday’s Stallion Stake winner, I’m First. That Special Face has been discussed at length. She is out of the dam of CH Face Card. This bay colt will be another one to watch for once he starts wearing leather.


Call Me Regal was presented by Doug Fritz



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