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Louisville - Thursday Morning

If you rode over on a golf cart for the Thursday morning session, it was legitimately chilly here in Louisville with the cool breeze whipping in your face. It heated up quickly in the show ring for Undulata’s Nutcracker, as his offspring swept the top two spots in the ASR Kentucky Amateur Weanling Futurity. David Jampsa himself was at the head of the winner, We Must Be Nuts, an entry of the S & J Partnership. Reserve the last two times he has been in this class, Jampsa made a phenomenal lead with the Nutcracker product to take the unanimous decision. We Must Be Nuts is out of Evangelique, by Harlem Globetrotter and out of a double bred Mountain Highland Memories mare. Must Be Nuts was also the winner of the Weanling Breeders Open, a second World’s Championship in his first four months of life. Third in the big ASR Kentucky Weanling Futurity on Sunday night, Nuts About Me was reserve in this one for the dynamic duo of Kenny Wheeler and Brad Noel. An entry of Ceil and Kenny Wheeler, Nuts About Me is by Nutcracker and out of the great Victoria Lynn, a World’s Champion this week with Caroline Cherry and Junior World’s Champion of Champions with Ceil Wheeler in 2004. Born Phancy finished third for Flecia and Wade Fairey, with Lightning McQueen fourth for Susan Worzalla and Sarah Luft.

Prospecting in the USTA Roadster Classic has been a good idea, based on some of the road horse results from this week. Formerly a Reserve World’s Champion in the USTA, Here Comes Billy was the winner of the Youth Roadster to Bike class with Allison Moore at the lines. World’s Champions in this division in 2006, Here Comes Billy and Allison Moore are directed by Lisa Bible. Another that showed in the USTA Classic, Roar Of Thunder finished in reserve today with Ali DeGray speeding it up for James and Helen Rosburg. They were winners of this class the past two years.

Undulata’s Nutcracker’s great day continued with another World’s Champion, Passionut, in the ASR Kentucky Amateur Two-Year-Old In-Hand Futurity. By Nutcracker and out of the many-time Reserve World’s Champion mare, Passion, Passionut is owned by SGF Winning Ways Farm. Led by Bobby Dunn and George Davenport, this fancy little bay filly earned her first World’s Championship today. As a weanling she finished fifth in the prestigious All American Cup, earning a $7,000 paycheck. Kenny Wheeler earned a second reserve on the day with a colt he led to a World’s Championship as a weanling in this futurity. By Sir William Robert, Watch Me is out of Oak Hill’s Watch Me, a daughter of I’m A Girl Watcher, by CH Sky Watch. Ceil Wheeler and owner Larry Hartsock picked up the red ribbon as the relief handlers, as Kenny Wheeler and Brad Noel had a second entry to show.

Owner Meredithe Steinhauer made the run down to the winner’s circle alongside trainer Rick Wallen to greet Road Pony Under Saddle World’s Champion of Champions Dun-Haven Majestic Motion and Foster Roberts. The first "WCC" title handed out on the week, Majestic Motion repeated his qualifier win in fast and furious fashion, with the talented Mr. Roberts aboard for Denise and Meredithe Steinhauer. Mastercraft’s Guess Who LF and Tayler Rhinehart, showing for Brad and Barbara Bacon, earned the reserve title. A World’s Champion in this division in 2008, Guess Who moved up a spot from his qualifier finish to earn the reserve tri-color. Pure Country and Lexie Flint continued their first week showing together, doing it on the biggest stage available. They finished third with Holli Hayes heading for the Majestic Oaks team.

Always a top sire of futurity colts, Gypsy Santana had the winner in the ASR Kentucky Amateur Yearling Futurity. Black as night without a spot of white on him, Special Dark was the winner in this one. Trainer Max Ciampoli, who has won a lot of prize money with Gypsy Santana colts, headed up the victory pass. Special Dark is out of Phancy Jamas, by Phi Slama Jama and out of CH My Shadow Dancer. He was the winner of this futurity as a weanling and was reserve in the ASR Kentucky Weanling Futurity as well. Wade Fairey Jr. was once again the handler for Kaitlin Heisey. Charmed And Bewitched had a strong contender in Bewitching Lad, finishing reserve with Kathy Capsuto Walker for Paula Schmidt and the Kathy Capsuto Trust. Rockband with Kenny Wheeler and Brad Noel were third for Sharon Anderson, breaking up their string of reserve titles. First in all three amateur futurities in 2008, third in all three in 2009, Kenny and Brad were second in the first two today before finishing third in the final event.

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