About Us

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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Foal Announcements:

Proud to announce Sherunsforbilly gave birth to a baby colt. Born the morning of May 8th 2015, sired by Justawalkinthepark. Both are doing fine.

From Dan Davidson
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.


Dayatthespa Earns Female Turf Eclipse

Dayatthespa Earns Female Turf Eclipse Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
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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

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.



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
 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: 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 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.


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

Racing Results

Racing Results for April

Race Results for Saturday, April 4
SON OF POSSE unplaced, dueled along the inside, tired in the stretch, entered at Parx Racing on April 4, going 1 mile and 70 yards in a Claimer, race 9, PP 1, bred by Bob Sanford.
DOUBLE THE CHEERS was unplaced, stalked two wide between horses, did not advance on the far turn, entered at Tampa Bay Downs in the $75,000 Sophomore Stakes, going 1 1/16th on the turf, Saturday, April 4, Race 5, PP 2, bred and owned by Beth Muirhead, partnered with David Benge.
SPEED SEEKER, was unplaced, dueled two wide was unable to advance entered at Tampa Bay Downs on April 4, in the $75,000 Pleasant Acres Stallion's Distaff Turf Stakes, going 1 1/16 miles on the turf, Race 10, PP 6, owned by a partnership that includes Frank Coniglio, and Richard Rendina, horse was bred by Faye Little.

Race Results for Thursday, April 2
SPECIAL CONGRATS, was a "WINNER" the 6 year old bay gelding, rated, stalking the pace, closed after half mile, responded right handed - slipped through the inside, dueled after the eighth pole, took over fifty yards out and held firm under a drive, entered at Pimilico, April 2 going in a 6 furlong Claimer, race 6, pp 2. Special Congrats is by Congrats out of Frisky Cheerleader, by Roar, bred by Beth Murihead
DIVIDE THE SEA, was "SCRATCHED" from racing at Pimilico on April 2, Race 9, PP 3, owned by Bill Thompson

Race Result at Aqueduct on Saturday. March 28
TRUE BET, finished in 3rd, shook off most of the field along with winning horse, dug in for home, yielded just outside the eighth pole for the place spot, entered at Aqueduct on Saturday, March 28, going 6 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 8, owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

Racing Results for Friday, March 27
One second place / One vanned off
THE BOY'S SHARP, was 2nd, stumbled at the start, causing jockey to lose his irons, recovered, raced inside, was three wide into the lane, rallied on the outside for a hard fought second, entered at Tampa Bay Downs on March 27 going 1 1/16 miles in an Allowance Optional Claiming (not entered for a tag) Race 6, PP 3, owned and bred by Kenan Rand,
CHEERS FOR SIDNEY, "was VANNED OFF THE TRACK" - fell nearing the three-sixteenth pole - was entered at Gulfstream Park on March 27, going 5 furlongs on the turf in a Claimer, Race 5, PP 4, bred by Beth Muirhead, and owned by Beth, Richard Rendina, Sidney Ritman, and Frank Coniglio. Concerns for all connected.

Racing Results for Thursday, March 26
ALLEGHENY, was unplaced, saved ground, never threatened, entered at Charles Town on March 26, going 6 1/2 furlongs in an Allowance, Race 8, PP 4, owned by Clint Lowry, DVM.

Racing Result for Wednesday, March 25
TEXAS GLITZ, was 4th, after pressing the pace, lead briefly in the backstretch, was passed on the final turn, entered at Charles Town on March 25, going 1 1/16 miles in a Claimer, Race 6, PP 4, owned by Clint Lowry, DVM.
SUYETA, was up for 3rd, ran behind the pace off the rail, finishing up along the inside for show, entered at Oaklawn Park on March 26, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 3, PP 10, bred by Jim Chandley.

RACE RESULTS for Sunday, March 22
INCREMENTAL: was 3rd by a neck, in a blanket finish with the place horse, who was 2nd by a nose, behind the winner at the wire. INCREMENTAL was pinched back at the start, steadied and had the lead running four wide off the turn, finished just short, but not from trying, entered at Oaklawn Park on March 22, going 1 mile in a Maiden Claiming, Race 7,PP2, bred by Nancy Shuford. Gutsy effort.

MORE THAN SPECIAL: was unplaced, bumped at the break (one of three post positions 7, 8 and 9) raced five wide, entered at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, March 22, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 6, PP 7, bred by Beth Murihead. Rough break

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.

Racing Entries

Good Luck to All!

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.  


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