Va Breeders Fund Bonuses Announced For Highest Earning 3-Year-Olds That Competed In 2017 Yearling Futurity

A total of $5,000 in bonus monies will be distributed to breeders of the highest earning three-year-old horses that competed in the VTA’s annual VA Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds.  Foals of 2016 that participated in the 2017 Futurity were eligible for the awards which were announced by Executive Debbie Easter this week.

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K P Slickem compete in the Sunland Oak in 2019. (Sunland Park Photo)

K P Slickem, bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm, took top spot with a $3,000 bonus based on 2019 earnings of $117,100. The Include filly, out of Queens Plaza by Forestry, had a win, a trio of thirds along with a third place finish from nine starts. She won an allowance optional claimer at Del Mar August 10 and most recently competed in the Grade I American Oaks at Santa Anita. K P Slickem finished 4th in the ’17 Futurity’s filly division.

Mucho Mas was 2017 VTA Futurity Grand Champion – a Mucho Macho Filly out of Delicate Affair by Langfur. Bred by Jim and Katie Fitzgerald


Mucho Mas, who was overall Grand Champion and winner of the filly division that year, provided her breeders — Jim and Katie FitzGerald— a $1,000 bonus. All three of her 2019 starts came prior to March 31. She collected a first, second and third in maiden special weight company at Oaklawn where purses for that condition ranged from $83,000 to $93,000. Mucho Mas, by Mucho Macho Man out of Delicate Affair by Langfuhr, earned $79,900 from the trio.

Ready To Run, bred by Susan Cooney, earned a $700 bonus based on ’19 purse winnings of $47,016, third best among competitors. In nine starts, the Run Away and Hide colt recorded a win and a pair of seconds and thirds. His victory came in a maiden claiming race at Laurel June 9. He was third in the Meadow Stable Stakes at Colonial Downs in August and in 2018, was runner-up in the Jamestown Stakes. He is out of the Kokand mare, Kokand Cousin.

Round Out completes the list of bonus earners. The Flat Out filly was bred by Quest Realty and is out of the Dehere mare, Stay Here. She accumulated $42,500 in purse monies from seven starts which included a maiden claiming triumph at Laurel on August 3. A pair of runner-up finishes and a third complemented the win. Quest Realty will receive a $300 bonus for Round Out’s efforts.

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