(VTA Weekly Update) The Thirteenth Annual Virginia Breeders Fund $15,000 Yearling Futurity will be held this Saturday, August 31 at 8:00 AM at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds in Warrenton, VA.

Bill Graves, Vice President of Recruiting and Selections for Fasig-Tipton, will be the judge and the competition is open to Jockey Club registered and Virginia Breeders Fund registered yearlings.  The Futurity is free for VTA members and $100 per horse for non-members.

Graves and Virginia owner/breeder Susie Hart will be giving a seminar on conformation and show presentation after the Futurity. You are invited to join Hart during the classes for running commentary and analysis.


$10,000 in Cash Prizes: Prize money will be divided as follows: $5,000 in each class – 1st, $3,000; 2nd, $1,000; 3rd, $500; 4th, $250; 5th, $150; and 6th, $100.

$5,000 Three-Year-Old Bonus: Any Virginia-bred or Virginia-sired yearling that competes in the ring in the colt or filly Futurity class will be eligible to compete for a percentage of a $5,000 bonus. Bonuses will be awarded to the top four money-earners at the racetrack at the completion of the 3-year-old year.

$400 in Groom’s Awards: $100 to the groom of the best turned-out yearling in each class (colt and filly) plus $100 each to the groom of the champion and reserve champion yearlings.

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