To provide educational opportunity to its members in all aspects of the Thoroughbred Industry.
To provide its members with the opportunity to develop working relationships, and to meet as friends and colleagues, thereby encouraging excellence and outstanding achievements.
Happy Memorial Day! God Bless all of our Soldiers, past present and future.
WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest Guide: When, where to go
Posted 8:00 a.m. Monday
By Kathy Hanrahan
Raleigh, N.C. — The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest is May 22-25, 2015, in Zebulon and Raleigh. There are so many things happening that we decided to give you the best bets for each day.
Note: Everything that involves balloons is wind and weather permitting.
Where should you go? Head to Bennett Bunn Plantation, 1915 Old Bunn Road in Zebulon
Where should you park? Starting at 2 p.m., you can park at the home of the Mudcats – Five County Stadium, 1501 NC-39. Parking is $10 and proceeds go to The Raleigh Jaycees. There will be a shuttle running to the Bennett Bunn Plantation, which is about two miles away. There is limited on-site Premium Parking for $30/car (cash only) with a portion of proceeds going to The Raleigh Jaycees.
When? Gates open at Bennett Bunn Plantation at 3 p.m.
What's going on? Hang in the vendor village to get some shopping done. There will be food and a beer garden there. The opening ceremonies will be around 5 p.m. followed by a mass ascension of more than 40 balloons around 6:30 p.m. That's when all of the balloons fly at the same time. (Bring a camera!) Around 8 p.m., the balloons will stick around for a Balloon Glow, which is when they light the balloons. Things will wrap up around 9:30 p.m. Bring a camera, bring a small, folding chair or blanket, but please no coolers or pets.
Food? Old North State Catering will be selling food in Zebulon.There will be barbecue, hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes and more!
To see the balloons race:
To take a tethered ride:
To see Balloon Glows:
To see the balloons race:
Where should go? Head to Bennett Bunn Plantation, 1915 Old Bunn Road in Zebulon
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to announce Sherunsforbilly gave birth to a baby colt. Born the morning of May 8th 2015, sired by
Justawalkinthepark. Both are doing fine.
This beautiful Temple City colt was born 1/28 Wednesday night about 9:30pm, to my beautiful mare, Tiz The Mambo. She is being a wonderful mom to her new baby.
This is a really, really nice colt.
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven.
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Yet to start in the first seven months of the 2014 season, New York-bred mare Dayatthespa
was not on any short lists for an Eclipse Award. By the time she
crossed the finish line in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr.
IT) at Santa Anita Park following an authoritative front-running triumph, however, it was apparent she had distanced herself from the others.
Voting (Only first-place votes from members of the consolidated voting entities: National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters):
Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/89644/dayatthespa-earns-female-turf-eclipse#ixzz3PNOQjPZc
The acolytes keep coming for DAYATTHESPA, she has been nominated for two eclipse awards for the year 2014. They are for OLDER FEMALE and for TURF FEMALE.
Let's all celebrate with all the connections to Dayatthespa especially Steve Laymon and Peter Bradley both members of the NCTA.
The awards dinner will be a continuation of the celebration of this great horse, so please all make arrangements to attend. January 24, at 5:00pm at Bennett-Bunn Plantation in Zebulon, NC, Remember Mr. Peter Bradley will be our guest speaker and is also a member. It would be really great to show what a great organization we are, by having a large turnout this year.
A Day for Two Winners!!
"SPA" WINS Fillies and Mares Breeder's Cup Turf
Saturday, November 1, 2014
DAYATTHESPA: "WINNER" BROKE FIRST, AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. TRAINED BY CHAD BROWN, WITH HER WHITE BLAZE LEADING THE WAY, SHE WAS IN COMTROL AND WAS NEVER THEATENED, ENTERED IN THE $2,000,000 (G1) BREEDERS CUP FILLIES AND MARES TURF GOING 1 1/4 MILES AT SANTA ANITA ON NOVEMBER 1, RACE 5, PP 4, OWNED BY A PARTNERSHIP THAT INCUDES OUR MEMBER STEVE LAYMON. Super Congratulations!
LITERATA: was a "WINNER" breaking from post 10,coaxed three to four wide, challeneged the leader, ran head to head swinging three wide, inched away to win by more than a length in the drive to the wire, entered at Aqueduct on November 1, going 7 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming, Race 9, PP 10, owned by George and Stephanie Autry. A perfect day with a gallant win! Congratulations NCTA to all!
2014 Partnership with BlueBloods
NC Thoroughbred Association teamed up with BlueBloodsThoroughbredsAdoptionsandPlacement at the 2014 North Carolina State Fair with an informational booth for for the promotion of the Thoroughbred Horse. Both in horse racing and after racing careers such as hunter jumpers, pleasure and trail, dressage, and many other ways this beautiful breed is such an incredible horse. Click on the following link to find out more
about this great program.
RULER OF LOVE
Ruler of Love the NCTA horse of the year also received Florida's award for 3 year old of
CONGRATULATIONS to all the connections, they are all members of the NCTA. Ruler of Love was bred and broken by our former and now new member, FAYE LITTLE, Ruler of Love is owned by our member's FRANK CONIGLIO, SID RITMAN, RICHARD RENDINO, AND NICK REBRO.
Kentucky Derby Horse has Connections to NCTA Member We Miss Artie ... will race in the Derby this year and Hubert Vester, of Nashville plans to travel to watch the race. . The horse is the colt of a horse owned by Vester. . Vester said he purchased a broodmare, Russian Bride, in 2001 and bred her her in 2004, to the 2000 Derby winner, Fusaichi Pegasus. . Athena's Gift was born in 2005, sold as a yearling at the 2006 Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky. She was bought by Canadian, Richard Lister. . Vester said that Athena's Gift had a career ending injury, was retired and became a broodmare. When Lister retired in 2013, he sold off his band of brood mares at the Keenland November Breeding Stock Sale. That is when Hubert Vester bought back the mare, Athena's Gift. . We Miss Artie is her colt, sired by *Artie Schiller. Vester said. We Miss Artie is now owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey and trained by Todd Pletcher, that colt is running this Saturday, the first Saturday in May. . When We Miss Artie was born, there were around 37,000 Thoroughbreds born the same year. Only three-year- olds can compete in the Derby, so a horse gets one chance only. We Miss Artie won the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in March, which qualifies him for the 2014 Derby. . "A horse only gets one shot to win a Derby" Vester said. "The next year, he's too old." . Vester considers himself a small Thoroughbred owner and breeder, but he's well known in the industry. In 2011 he was named the North Carolina Thoroughbred Association's owner and breeder of the year. . We Miss You Artie was bred for the turf, so Vester said the dirt track might prove to be a slight handicap. But he is proud that the horse has qualified to run this year in the Derby, having won the Spiral Stakes. . "If he ends up dead last, you still got a special horse," he said. "Anything can happen." . Hubert Vester plans to attend the May 3rd Derby and is excited about being there. . "I always said I wouldn't go unless I had one in it and I guess this is as close as I'll get," Vester said. . E. S. Williams *The sire Artie Schiller has North Carolina roots. He was bred by and owned by the late Tom Walsh. His wife Denise of Southern Pines, NC, still own shares in the stallion.
Written by: Eileen S. Williams____________________________________________
Entries listed below results
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Monday Race Results for May 25
ALLEGHENY SHINE: finished 2nd, after taking the lead early, fought hard to the finish, grudgingly yielded to take second, entered at Mountaineer Park on May 25, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 7, PP 4. Bred by Clint Lowry.
Sunday Race Results for May 24
Sunday, May 24, Race Winner
CHARMING EMILY: was unplaced, steadied on the clubhouse turn, bid again the final bend, did not advance, entered at Monmouth Park on May 24, 2015, going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 3, owned by Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman, Richard Rrendino and Nick Rebro.
MORE THAN SPECIAL: ran 2nd, was crowded and bumped leaving the gate, raced along the rail, finished steadily clear for place, entered at Monmouth Park on May 24, 2015, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 9, PP 7, owned by Beth Muirhead and Frank Coniglio.
BOSSY: ran last entered against older company, after tracking the pace in second flight of opening half, faded in the upper stretch, entered at Arlington on May 24, 2015, going 7 furlongs in an Allowance optional Claimer, Race 7, PP 5, owned by Randy Pozsar.
Friday Race Results for May 22
MACO LIGHT:was 5th, raced in the two path, did not advance, entered at Indiana Grand, Friday, May 22, going 5 furlongs on the turf in a Claimer, race 4, PP 4, owned by Dogwood Plantation (Sandy and Joanne Dew) and Tammy Freeman, bred by Dogwood Plantation.
DIXIE JACKPOT: ran 6th, stalked the pace, weakened before entering the stretch, was entered at Indiana Grand, May 22, going 5 furlongs on the turf in a Claimer, race 4, pp 8, owner / trainer Todd Freeman, bred by Chandley Farm LLC.
Thursday Race Results for May 21 / We have a WINNER too!
ONE MORE FOR LOVE: ran 4th, was the widest into the stretch and flattened out, running at Finger Lakes on May 21 going 5 furlongs in an Allowance Race 8 PP 7, bred and owned by Kenan Rand, Jr.
NO SURRENDER: was a "WINNER," and lived up to the name, leaving from gate 1, shifted out three wide on the turn. Hooked up in a spirited duel with runner up that lasted all the way to the finish line, to win by a nose. The four year old bay gelding is by Into Mischief out of Valuable Partner by Mr. Prospector, was ridden by Joel Rosario, trainer Todd Pletcher, entered at Belmont Park on May 21 going 1 mile in a $48,000 Claimer, Race 8, PP 1. Owned by a racing partnership that includes our member Randy Pozsar.
Thursday Race Results for May 14
JUST A PENNY AWAY: was unplaced, raced between rivals, did not advance on the turn, entered at Charles Town on May 14, going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 5, owned and bred by Robert Calabrese.
Race Results for May 13, 2015
COURTLY LARK was 2nd, edged up to the lead at the quarter pole, raced between rivals in far turn, did not catch winner, entered at Gulfstream Park on May 13 going 1 mile on the turf for three-year old fillies in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 8, PP 9, Owned by Steve Laymond.
Race Results for May 8th and 9th, 2015
MISSDIXIEACTIVIST: was 2nd at Penn National on May 8, going 1 1/16 miles in a Claimer. She set the pace and weakened in the stretch. She was bred by Chandely Farm - Jim Chandley.
TALIESIN: was 3rd at Belterra on May 9 going 5 1/2 furlongs in a claimer, bred by Jim Chandley - Chandley Farm.
TIZ KISMET: was 3rd at Churchill Downs on April 25 going 1 1/16 mile in a Maiden Special Weight.on April 25, owned and bred by Denise Walsh.
DOUBLE THE CHEERS: was 3rd at Monmouth Park on May 10 going 6 furlongs in an Allowance Optional Claimer, Bred by Beth Muirhead.
COURTLY LARK is entered at Gulfstream Park on May 13 going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 8, PP 9, Owned by Steve Laymond.
JUST A PENNY AWAY: is entered at Charles Town on May 14, going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 5, owned and bred by Robert Calabrese.
MISS MOONSHINE: is entered on May 16 at Parx Racing going 7 furlongs in an Allowance race, Race 8, PP1, owned by James Jones a partner in Country Life Farms Racing Partnership.
ALLEGHENY SHINE: is entered at Mountaineer Park on May 16, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a claimer, Race 9, PP 7, owned by Clint Lowry, DVM.
Race Results for Friday, May 1, 2015
FIRST DEFENDER, was a "WINNER" the four year old, dark bay gelding by First Defender out of Altos de Chavon by Polish Numbers, was a winner by a neck, vied three wide from post 8, dueled late to hold off rival under steady urging, entered at Indiana Grand on May 1 going 5 1/2 furlongs in an Allowance, Race 8, bred by Jim Chandley. Good start for May!
Race Results for Friday, April 24
Sunday Race Results for April 19
SON OF POSSE: is entered at Parx Racing on April 19, going 1 mile and 70 yards in a Claimer, Race 4, PP 4, bred by Bob Sanford.
ALLEGHENY JACK, is entered at Charles Town on April 18, going 7 furlongs in the $50,000 CONFUCIUS SAYS STAKE, Race 6, PP 6, owned by Clinton Lowry.
ALLEGHENY JACK, finished 6th, breaking from post 6, ran two and three wide, entered at Charles Town on April 18, going 7 furlongs in the $50,000 CONFUCIUS SAYS STAKE, Race 6, owned by Clinton Lowry.
CHARMING EMILY, was unplaced, raced between foes, moved to the inside, did not advance in the lane, entered at Tampa Bay Downs in a Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/8 miles on the turf on April 18, Race 10, PP 5, owned by Frank Coniglio, and Nick Rebro in a Partnership with previous members Richard Rendina, and Sidney Ritman.
TRUE BET, ran at Aqueduct on April 15 going 6 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, he got into trouble but managed to fight his way to a third place finish, he is owned by George and Stephanie Autry.
COURTLY LARK, is entered at Gulfstream Park on April 19 going 71/2 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight Race 7 PP 5, owned by Steve Laymon
MILAYA: is entered at Gulfstream Park on April 19 going 7 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 7, PP 13, owned by George and Stephanie Autry.
Yes we have two members in the same race at Gulfstream Park, Steve and George and Stephanie. Hope they are 1st and 2nd. and Good Luck to Allegheny Jack running in a Stake.
NO SURRENDER: ran second at Belmont Park on April 4, going on mile on the turf in a claiming race, Race 2, and PP 2, she is owned by a racing partnership which includes our member Randy Pozsar.
FIRST DEFENDER: is entered at Indiana Grand on May 1 going 5 1/2 furlongs in an Allowance, Race 8, PP 8, bred by Jim Chandley,
TEXAS GLITZ: is entered at Charles Town on May 1 going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 8, PP 7, owned by Clint Lowry, DMV.
SUYETA: is entered a Louisiana Downs on May 1, going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 5, PP 10, this grand old runner age 9 was bred by Jim Chandley.
Saturday Race Result, April 11
Friday Race Results, April 10
TEXAS GLITZ, was unplaced, after setting the pace, weakened around the far turn, entered at Charles Town on April 10, going 1 1/8 miles in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 9, owned by Clinton Lowry, DVM.
ALLEGHENY SHINE, ran 5th, stalked the pace two wide, tired after the half, entered at Charles Town on Thursday, April 9, going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, race 6, PP 5, owned by Clinton Lowry, DVM
Race Result for Wednesday, April 8
Race Results for Saturday, April 4
Racing Results for Friday, March 27
Racing Result for Wednesday, March 25
RACE RESULTS for Sunday,
RACE RESULTS for Saturday, March 21
DOUBLE THE CHEERS: was a "WINNER", raced inside off the pace, moved between rivals on the turn, was three wide in the lane and drew clear late. The three year old colt by Concerto out of Frisky Cheerleader, by Roar, raced at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, March 21, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 1, PP 1, bred and owned by Beth Muirhead. Nice going!
ALLEGHENY SHINE: was unplaced, vied between foes finished 6th, entered at Charles Town on Saturday, March 21 going 7 furlongs in a Claimer Race 4, PP 5, owned and bred by Clint Lowry, DVM.
MICHAEL'S TRIBUTE: finished 3rd, was off slow, came out wide between rivals on the turn, finished willingly, entered at Penn National on March 21, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer Race 6, PP 4, bred by Jim Chandley.BOSSY: was "SCRATCHED" today by the trainer, race 10 at Turfway Park in the G3 Bourbonette Stakes on Saturday, March 21. Owned by Eclipse Racing Partnerships, which includes our member Randy Pozsar.
RACE RESULTS for Friday, March 20
TALLIESIN: was 3rd, broke through the gate, raced along the inside, settled for show, entered on March 20, at Turfway Park going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 6, bred by Jim Chandley.
SPECIAL CONGRATS: was 3rd, ran three deep on the turn, remained on left lead, mild rally in stretch, entered at Laurel Park on March 20, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 1,PP 5, bred by Beth Muirhead.
Good Luck to All!
ALLEGHENY SHINE: is entered at Mountaineer Park on May 25, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 7, PP 4, owned by Clint Lowry.
CHARMING EMILY: is entered at Monmouth Park on May 24, 2015, going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 3, owned by Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman, Richard Rrendino and Nick Rebro.
MORE THAN SPECIAL: is entered at Monmouth Park on May 24, 2015, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 9, PP 7, owned by Beth Muirhead and Frank Coniglio.
BOOSY: is entered at Arlington on may 24, 2015, going 7 furlongs in an Allowance optional Claimer, Race 7, PP 5, owned by Randy Pozsar.
MICHAEL'S TRIBUTE: is entered at Penn National on May 28, 2015, going 1 mile in a Claimer, Race 1, PP 6, owned by Jim Chandley.
CHARMING EMILY: is entered at Tampa Bay Downs in a Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/8 miles on the turf on April 18, Race 10, PP 5, owned by Frank Coniglio, and Nick Rebro in a Partnership with previous members Richard Rendina, and Sidney Ritman.
COMPASS ROSE is entered at Keeneland on April 19, going 7 furlongs in an Allowance, Race 7, PP 4, owned and bred by Denise Walsh.
WALKWITHMYSISTA, is entered at Charles Twon on April 8, going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming, race 4, PP 10, owned and bred by Robert Calabrese.
ALLEGHENY SHINE, is entered at Charles Town on April 9, going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, race 6, PP 5, owned by Clinton Lowry, DVM.
DIVIDE THE SEA, is entered at Pimlico on April 10 going 1 1/16 miles in a Maiden Claiming, Race 7, PP 6, owned by Bill Thompson.
TEXAS GLITZ, is entered at Charles Town on April 10, going 1 1/8 miles in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 9, owned by Clinton Lowry, DVM.
MISS MOONSHINE, is entered at Pimlico on April 11, going 1 1/16 miles in an Allowance Optional Claiming (not entered for a tag) Race 2, PP 2, owned by Country Life Racing Partnership which out member James Jones is in.