Breeders Ned Moore & Jill Gordon-Moore’s Blazeaway Colt Wins Top Honors At Yearling Futurity
Ned Moore & Jill Gordon-Moore’s Blazeaway dark bay/brown colt captured Grand Champion honors at the $27,500 Virginia Breeders’ Yearling Futurity, held at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds August 29th. He also won top honors in the Colt & Gelding division.
The event featured competitions in both the Virginia-Bred/Sired Colt & Gelding and Filly classes, in addition to the new Certified class as well. A breakfast kicked of the morning festivities and a seminar featuring Futurity Judge Jonathan Thomas followed. Thomas’s three-year-old horse Catholic Boy most recently won the Grade I Travers Stakes and the Grade I Belmont Derby Invitational.
Moore’s yearling champ is by Jump Start out of Blazeaway by Proud Citizen. In the colt & gelding class, More Twirl, bred and owned by Quest Realty was second and Matsuda, bred and owned by Helen Masek, took third. The former is by Twirling Candy out of Lucy Stragemore by Tale of the Cat while the latter is by Midas Touch out of Tangerine Mimosa by Hansel. The rest of the finishers in order were a Green Jeans chestnut colt (Althea Richards), River Baptism RVF (Riverview Farms), Great Quest (Quest Realty), Overthemoon (Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC) and Cara Mor (Renee Bourke).
Breeders Patricia Ramey and Maciej Szwarc saw there Virginia-Certified colt Beach Traffic win top honors as Reserve Grand Champion in addition to winning the Certified class as well. He is by Cross Traffic out of Pink Sand by Sky Mesa. A pair of yearlings bred and owned by Riverview Farm LLC took second and third in the Certified Class. River Beauty RVF (by Astrology out of Lost in the Woods by Forest Danger) was runner-up and River Dreamer RVF (by Warrior’s Reward out of Debra’s Dream by Reprized) followed. The rest of the finishers in order were a Power Bid bay filly (Tigertail Ranch/Irwin Olian), Former Marine (Henry Nothhaft/HnR Nothhaft Racing, LLC), an Uncanny Nikol bay colt and a Collar the Kitten chestnut colt (both owned and bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC) and Patriotic Punch (Charles Reed and Michael Zanella).
VA-bred or sired filly winner was Wayne and Susie Chatfield-Taylor’s
2017 Tapizar filly out of Cat Alert
Morgan’s Ford Farm’s bay Tapizar filly out of Cat Alert and their Liam’s Map filly out of Occasionally took first and second place honors in the Virginia-Bred fillies division. Owaw’s Empress, bred and owned by Rene Woolcott/Woodslane Farm, took third. She is by Bodemeister out of Oh What a Windfall by Seeking the Gold. The rest of the finishers in order were a Stacey’s Flight bay filly (Sam English II), I’m Deplorable (Frazer Hendrick) and a Lion Down by Me bay filly (Sam English II).