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Established in late 1979 by a small but dedicated group of Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders, the NORTH CAROLINA THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION is a Non-Profit, all volunteer organization governed by an elected Board of Directors & Officers.

Mission Statement

To promote the Thoroughbred Industry in North Carolina.
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.




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NCTA Annual Awards Dinner

January 24th, 2015 at 5pm
BENNETT- BUNN PLANATION
1915 OLD BUNN RD
ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA 27597


Featured Speaker is PETER BRADLEY. of Bradley Thoroughbreds in Lexington KY.
 

Mr. Bradley has been acknowledged as one of the top bloodstock agents in America.  He got his start at Hollywood Park walking hots, he moved up the ranks on the Southern California tracks and became assistant trainer to Gene Cleveland.  He decided that his ultimate success in the thoroughbred industry would require a move to Kentucky, and he did taking a position as farm managed of Brookdale Farm and exploded the business end of the industry. He worked four years with Cromwell Bloodstock Agency where he was in charge of private sales.  He was later lured away by Lanes End Farm where he became head of the Bloodstock Division.  In 1995 he founded Bradley Throughbred's, and since then the company has flourished, trading top quality racehorses, broodmares, stallion shares , and stallion prospects.  The company has grown and now is a full service provided offering expertise in all facets of the industry, from matings and stallion shares  to insurance, broodmare purchases and pin hooking. 

To make this even more special Peter was one of the Partners in Dayatthespa, along with Dr Steve Laymon and is a new member of the NCTA.

 

 Participate in our Silent Auction Fund Raiser where proceeds will go to our
Scholarship fund at NCState Vet School
and
 Bluebloods Thoroughbred Adoptions and Placements


Cost $50 per person
Children under 8 are Free

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Dayatthespa Earns Female Turf Eclipse

Dayatthespa Earns Female Turf Eclipse Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Dayatthespa
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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.

The division was so open that four others, including defending female turf Eclipse champion Dank, would have had a legitimate claim to the crown with victory in the Filly & Mare Turf. But none could catch the Chad Brown-trained Dayatthespa, who dictated the pace for jockey Javier Castellano to open a two-length advantage midstretch in her first try at the 1 1/4-mile distance. The 5-year-old daughter of City Zip   strode home gamely under urging at 11-2 odds to score by 1 1/4 lengths over her late-running stablemate, Stephanie's Kitten, in a time of 2:00.12 over a course rated good.

Dayatthespa won the final three of a four-race campaign in 2014, which began with a runner-up finish in the restricted Fasig-Tipton De La Rose Stakes Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course, the race venue for which she was named. The powerful chestnut with a long white blaze then dominated Saratoga's Yaddo Stakes for state-breds before setting the table for her Breeders' Cup effort with a 1 1/4-length tally in the one-mile First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

She earned $1.45 million during the season for owners Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon, and Bradley Thoroughbreds. Dayatthespa defeated finalists Crown Queen and Stephanie's Kitten in the Eclipse voting.

Bred by Castellare DiCracchiolo Stable, Cracchiolo, and Goldsher out of the Doc's Leader mare M'Lady Doc, Dayatthespa also had a grade I victory at Keeneland in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup in 2012.

Her career line after four years of racing stands at 11 wins and four seconds in 18 starts with earnings of $2,288,892. Two days after her Breeders' Cup win, Dayatthespa sold for $2.1 million to Barbara Banke during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall mixed sale and will be bred to Curlin   this season.

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):

Dayatthespa, 260; Crown Queen, 2; Coffee Clique, 1; Room Service, 1. Voter Abstentions, 1.


Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/89644/dayatthespa-earns-female-turf-eclipse#ixzz3PNOQjPZc

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Eclipse Awards

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.

~Joanne



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A Day for Two Winners!!
~Photo: Dayatthespa, winning the Breeder's Cup Fillies and Mare Turf at Santa Anita on November 1st.
"SPA" WINS Fillies and Mares Breeder's Cup Turf
Saturday, November 1, 2014
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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!
 Photo: Dayatthespa Pictured with Steve Laymon on left, REMEMBER SHE IS RUNNING IN THE $2,000,000 BREEDER'S CUP FILLY AND MARE TURF (G1) ON NOVEMBER 1 AT SANTA ANITA, be sure to watch and pull for Steve and his great horse.


LITERATA WINS! 
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.

http://www.bluebloodstb.org/about-us.html


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RULER OF LOVE

 Ruler of Love the NCTA horse of the year also received Florida's award for 3 year old of 2013. 

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.

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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
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Racing Results

Racing Results for January

SUNDAY RACE RESULTS for Sunday, January 18 

ABEL A.: Racing was Canceled due to Weather at Parx Racing on January 18 

SUYETA:  was "SCRATCHED" from racing at Oaklawn Park on January 18, race 7

RACE RESULTS for Saturday, January 17

SPEED SEEKER: ran 5th, after tracking the leaders, angled out in the stretch off the board today, entered at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 17 in the $100,000 FLORIDA SUNSHINE MILLION FILLY AND MARES TURF, race 9, PP 3, owned by Frank Congilio, Sidney Ritman, and Richard Rendina, all members of NCTA, and other Partners. 

TRAWEE: finished off the board today, entered at Oaklawn Park on January 17, going 6 furlongs in a Waiver Claiming (Not entered for a Tag) Race 3, PP10, Owned by Bill Thompson in a Partnership.

RACE RESULTS for Thursday, January 15

INCREMENTAL:  was unplaced, did not settle, ran wide, entered at Oaklawn Park on January 15, going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 7, PP 11, Bred by Nancy Shuford.

SPECIAL CONGRATS: ran 4th, ran two deep and lost left hind leg bandage, entering stretch, was 'claimed" entered at Laurel Park on January 15, going 7 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 7, PP 1, New owner Hardesty Stables, Michael Moore trainer. Bred by Beth Muirhead.

RACE RESULTS for Friday, January 16

CHEERS FOR SIDNEY: ran 3rd, chased outside on the turn and dueled with the winner,was entered at Tampa Bay Downs on Friday, January 16, going 5 furlongs in an Allowance Optional Claiming (Not entered for a Tag) Race 9, PP 9, Bred by Beth Muirhead, and owned by Beth, Richard Rendina, Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman.

WALKWITHMYSISTA: was unplaced, after chasing the pace, entered at Charles Town on January 16, going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming Race 8, PP 8, Bred and Owned by Robert Calabrese

SCONNIE NATION: was unplaced, entered at Oaklawn Park on January 16, going 6 furlongs in a Waiver Claiming, Race 2, PP 10, Bred by Hubert Vester

OAKLAWN RACING was CANCELED for January 10

SCONNIE NATION: All scheduled racing was"CANCELED" at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, January 10.

RACE RESULTS for Sunday, January 11

RED MOON RISING: was "SCRATCHED" by trainer, entered at Turfway Park on Sunday, January 11, Race 4, PP 12, owned and bred by Dogwood Plantation( Sandy and Joanne Dew)

BET U CANT FIND ME: was unplaced, finished mid-pack, entered at Aqueduct on January 11, going 6 furlong on the inner track in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 11, Bred by Hubert Vester.

TAMA COUNTY: was "SCRATCHED" due to race "OFF TURF" entered at Santa Anita Park on January 11, going 1 mile switched to dirt track, in a Claimer, Race 1, PP 14, Bred by Hubert Vester.

RACE RESULTS for January 6 - 7 -

MIRAMICHI: was unplaced, chased wide, and stopped, entered at Parx Racing on January 6, going 1 mile in a Claimer, Race 7, PP 8 bred and owned by Nancy Shuford.

ICE FOR THE LADY: was "SCRATCHED" from race 9, at Gulfstream, January 07, bred and is owned by W. Kenan Rand

RACE RESULTS for Thursday, January 8

WINE BURGLAR: was a "WINNER" pressed the pace from the outside, took command nearing the 5/16th pole, opened a clear lead and drew off with authority. The five year old bay mare is by Rock Hard Ten, out of Bluegrass Sara by Tabasco Cat; was  entered today, Thursday, January 8 at Gulfstream Park, going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in a claimer, Race 9, PP 2, Bred by Hubert Vester.

BET U CANT FIND ME: All Races Canceled Due to Weather" at Aqueduct on January 8.



Racing Results for December


SALUDA:  was third in the 30TH RUNNING OF THE NEW YORK STALLION SERIES, PURSE $150,000, for 2 year fillies, that were eligible for NEW YORK STALLION STAKES.  The race was 6 furlongs on the inner track at Aqueduct on December 28, congratulations to this nice stakes placed filly owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

 

BLUE COLLAR CAT: Bay gelding (Blue Grass Cat - Mrs. Filio, by Eastern Echo) was a WINNER at Aqueduct on December 26, going 1 mile in a Maiden Claiming, He took the lead at the 1/2 mile pole and lead to the finish, winning by 4 lengths.  He is owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

RACE RESULTS for Saturday, December 20

SPEED SEEKER: was a WINNER at Tampa Bay Downs on December 20, going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in an Allowance Optional Claimer ( not entered for a tag).  She lead at all calls of the race, and finished a 4 length winner, in a time of 1:41.22). Congratulations to all the connections. Owned by a partnership that includes our members, Frank, Sid, and Richard

RACE RESULTS for Friday, December 19 

DIXIE JACKPOT: was unplaced, entered at Turfway Park on December 19 going 6 furlongs in an Allowance Optional Claimer (tag of $40,000) Race 7, PP 1, bred by Jim Chandley.

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MACO LIGHT: was unplaced, entered  at  Turfway Park on December 19, going 6 furlongs in an Allowance Optional Claimer (not entered for a tag) Race 7, PP 6, bred by Dogwood Plantation (Sandy and Joanne Dew)

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SPEED SEEKER: was "SCRATCHED " from racing at Gulfstream Park on December 19, Race 9, owned by a partnership that includes our members, Frank Coniglio, and Richard Rendina.

RACE RESULTS for Thursday, December 18

MICHAEL'S TRIBUTE: was unplaced after being up close early, entered at Penn National on Thursday,December 18 going 1 1/16 miles in an Allowance Race 5, PP 2, bred by Jim Chandley.

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TAMA COUNTY: was a "WINNER," was held in reserve early, chased from outside rival, angled out after the last turn, bid between two rivals in stretch and out gamed rival to the wire, entered at Los Alamitos Race Course on Thursday, December 18 going 1 mile in a Claimer, Race 8, PP 9, Bred by Hubert Vester.

RACING RESULTS for Sunday, December 7

WINE BURGLAR: ran 3rd, chased five wide early, after leaving from 9th post, ran three wide into the stretch, closed for third, entered at Gulfstream Park on December 7, going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in a Claimer, Race 4, bred by Hubert Vester.

RACE RESULTS for Saturday, December 6

DUKE OF LUKE: was 3rd, chased five wide early, ran three wide into the stretch up for third, entered in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs for two year old colts, Race 9, PP 9, Bred by Faye and Brooke Little and owned by Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman, Richard Rendina and Nick Nebro, all members of NCTA.  They also own part of Double The Cheers, who is also running in this Stakes. Nice runner!

DOUBLE THE CHEERS: was unplaced, finished 6th, entered at Tampa Bay Downs on December 6  in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes for 2 year old colts,  going 6 furlongs race 8, PP 5 , bred by Beth Muirhead.

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CHEERS FOR SIDNEY: was unplaced finished 7th,  entered at Tampa Bay Downs on December 6 in the $100,000 Sandpiper Stakes for 2 year old fillies, going 6 furlongs, Race 9, PP1, bred by Beth Muirhead and owned by Sidney Ritman, Richard Rendina, Frank Coniglio, and Beth Muirhead.

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TAMA COUNTY: ran 4th, settled off the rail,came out into the stretch, improved position between foes,  entered at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 6, going 1 mile in an optional claimer, (not entered for a tag) Race 5, PP 9, bred by Hubert Vester.

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MICHAEL'S TRIBUTE: finished in 5th, raced on the inside, made a mild bid in the stretch, entered at Penn National on December 6, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 9, PP 2, bred by Jim Chandley.

DOUBLE WINNERS! Friday, December 5th

SALUDA: was a "WINNER" the two year old filly pressed the pace three wide, took over swinging into the upper stretch, edged away at the eight pole, prevailed to win under the wire by a length, entered at Aqueduct on December 5, going 6 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming, Race 4, PP 8, owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

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BET U CANT FIND ME: was a "WINNER" after being well placed along the rail, began bid into the contention on the inside a furlong out, drew clear to win clear by a length, entered at Finger Lakes on December 5, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 1, PP 3, bred by Hubert Vester.

RACE RESULTS for Thursday, December 4th

MYSTERYINTHEPARK: was unplaced, after pressing the pace  two wide, finished in 4th, entered at Charles Town on Thursday, December 4, going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 7, owned and bred by Bob Calabrese.








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Racing Entries

Good Luck to All!

DOUBLE THAT CHEERS: is running on January 21, going 1 mile on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs in a Claiming Race, Race 2, PP 6, Bred by Beth Murihead

LITERATA: is entered at Aqueduct on January 22, going 1 mile on the inner track in an Allowance, Race 7, PP 1 owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

MISSDIXIEACTIVIST: is entered at the Fair Grounds on January 22. going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in a Starter Optional Claiming, (Claim Price 10,000) bred) Race 5, PP 16, bred by Jim Chandley. 

TRUE BET: is entered at Aqueduct on January 23 going 6 furlongs on the Inner Track in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 8, PP 2, owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

SON OF POSSE: is entered at Parx Racing on January 24, going 7 furlongs in a Claimer Race 9, PP 2, bred by Bob Sanford.

INCREMENTAL: is entered at Oaklawn Park on January 15, going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 7, PP 11, Bred by Nancy Shuford.

SCONNIE NATION: is entered at Oaklawn Park on January 16, going 6 furlongs in a Waiver Claiming, Race 2, PP 10, Bred by Hubert Vester.

SPECIAL CONGRATS: is entered at Laurel Park on January 15, going 7 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 7, PP 1, Bred by Beth Muirhead.

CHEERS FOR SIDNEY, is  entered at Tampa Bay Downs on January 16, going 5 furlongs in an Allowance Optional Claiming (Not entered for a Tag) Race 9, PP 9, Bred by Beth Muirhead, and owned by Beth, Richard Rendina, Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman.

WALKWITHMYSISTA: is entered at Charles Town on January 16, going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming Race 8, PP 8, Bred and Owned by Robert Calabrese

ABEL A.: is entered at Parx Racing on January 18, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 3, PP 7, Bred and Owned by Nancy Shuford.

TRAWEE: is entered at Oaklawn Park on January 17, going 6 furlongs in a Waiver Claiming (Not entered for a Tag) Race 3, PP10, Owned by Bill Thompson in a Partnership.

ICE FOR THE LADY: is entered at Gulfstream Park in the $60,000 Miami Shore Handicap for 4 and up fillies and mares, January 07, going 7 furlongs Race 9, PP 2..  She was bred and is owned by W. Kenan Rand.

 

BET U CANT FIND ME: is entered at Aqueduct on January 8, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 5, PP 10, bred by Hubert Vester.

 

MIRAMICHI: is entered at Parx Racing on January 6, going 1 mile in a Claimier, Race 7, PP 8 bred and owned by Nancy Shuford.

 

WINE BURGLAR: is entered at Gulfstream Park on January 8, going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in a claimer, Race 9, PP 2, Bred by Hubert Vester.

MORE THAN SPECIAL: is entered at Gulfstream Park on January 4 going 5 furlongs on the turf, in an Allowance Optional Claiming, Race 10, PP 3, Bred by Beth Muirhead and owned by Beth, Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman, Richard Rendina.

TRUE BET: is entered at Aqueduct on January 2, going 6 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 4, owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

 

ABEL A: is entered at Parx Racing on January 3, going 5 1/2 furlons in a claimer, Race 7, PP 10, a North Carolina Bred, Bred by Nancy Shuford.

 

SON OF POSSE: is entered at Parx Racing on January 4, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a claimer, Race 6, PP 1, Bred by Bob Sanford.

 

MISSDIXIEACTIVIST: is entered at the Fair Grounds on January 3, going 1 mile on the turf in a claimer, Race 1, PP 2, bred by Jim Chandley.

 

TALIESIN: is entered at Turfway Park on January 4 going 6 1/2 furlongs on the all weather track in a claimer, Race 9, PP 7.

Special Thanks to Eileen Williams for all of her racing result updates.

Eileen S. Williams

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