Passing of a great friend and founder of the NCTA
One of the founders of our Association. A great man and friend whom we are honored to know.We love your stories and adventures and all that you have done for this association, the community and the multitudes of people you helped every day.
Our prayers go out to the family.
We will miss you, Rex.
Dr. J. Rex Eatman died April 29, 2013. Rex was the son of
Lillian and Frank Eatman of Raleigh. He was a graduate of Broughton
High School, Duke University, and Los Angeles School of Chiropractic
Medicine. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air
Force and practiced Chiropractic Medicine in Raleigh from 1963 to 2009.
Rex and his wife, Toni, were active in the horse industry in North
Carolina, with Rex serving numerous terms as president of the North
Carolina Thoroughbred Breeders Association and as president of the North
Carolina Horse Council. Rex and Toni were long standing members of the
Thoroughbred Club of America in Lexington, Kentucky.
survived by his son, Jerry Eatman, and wife, Maria Lynch, his daughter,
Susan Craft, and husband, Nat Foote, and four grandchildren he adored,
Megan Eatman and her husband Charles Spinoso, Jim Eatman, Lily Craft and
Rex Craft. A memorial service followed by visitation will be held on
May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the home, 2625 Olive Chapel Road, Apex.
lieu of flowers, contributions to the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation,
P.O. Box 1854, Washington, NC 27889 would be appreciated. Arrangements
by Brown Wynne Cary.
RESULTS NCTA Member Owned, bred, raced connections
OF FUN - was a bold second at Pimlico, in the Hilltop Stakes race 13, pp
10, on 5/17. Nice showing. Owned in Partnership that includes Brad Graham,
a new member.
entered at Belmont Park, ran 6th in a Claiming Race on the turf on
5/17 race 4, pp 6, owned in partnership by Denise Walsh.
OF SILVER -
ran 2nd, at Lone Star Park in a Claiming on the dirt on 5/17 race 6, pp 6,
bred by Nancy Shuford. Well done.
Lady Banks was 7 in the Grade 1 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico
on Friday May 17, she is owned by Georgia and Stephanie Autry.
Artie's Jasper was 6 at Belmont Park in a claiming race on
May17 in a claiming race, owned by Denise Walsh in a partnership.
- was a fast closing second, at Delaware Park in the Our Mims Stakes
5/18, race 6, pp 7. Doubled challenged the leader, closed gamely to get
second. Owned and Bred by Nancy Shuford. Nice run
GREY - finished in
first, surviving a claim of foul from the tiring leader, at Penn National
in a Claiming Race on the dirt on 5/18 race 3 pp, 3, stewards reviewed the
race declared the tiring horse was at fault, drifting in, outrun by
Asia Grey, who won fairly, She is bred by Nancy Shuford. Way to
.Special Congrats was 5 in a claiming race at Parx Racing on
May 18 , he was bred by Nancy Shuford.
John Bailey ran 6th Rollicking Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico,
he is owned by George and Stephanie Autry.
Legato was 9th at Charles Town on May 19 in a claiming race,
he was bred and owned by Bill Thompson.
Farlake was 9th at Churchill Downs on May 19 in an Allowance
race, bred by Bob Sanford.
Starship Universe was scratched from Woodbine on May 18,
bred by Bob Sanford.
Miss Moonshine is entered at Delaware Park on 5/22 going 1
mile and 7 yards in a Maiden Special Weight race 7 pp 3. Owned in a partnership
with James Jones.
Summer of Fun entered at
Pimlico in race 13, the Hilltop Stakes race 13 pp 10 on 5/17. Owned in
Partnership that includes Brad Graham, a new member.
Lady Banks entered at Pimlico
in race 10, the Black-Eyed Susan a G1 race 10 pp 2 on 5/17. Owned by George and
John Bailey entered at
Pimlico in race 4, the Rollicking Stakes for two year olds 5/18, race 4, pp 2.
Owned by George and Stephanie Autry. (This is a change from previously
Doubled entered at Delaware
Park in the Our Mims Stakes 5/18, race 6, pp 7, Owned and Bred by Nancy
Starship Universe entered at Woodbine on 5/18 in an
allowance race 7 pp 6, bred in a partnership with Bob Sanford,
Farlake entered at Churchill Downs on 5/19 in an
allowance race 9 pp 8 bred by Bob Sanford.
Attie's Jasper entered at Belmont Park in a claiming
on the turf on 5/17 race 4 pp 6 owned in partnership by Denise Walsh.
Bet U Cant Find Me entered at Belmont Park in a
maiden claiming on the inner turf on 5/22 bred by Hubert Vester.
Sapphire Blue entered at Belmont Park in a maiden
claiming on the turf on 5/19 race 2 pp3 owned in a partnership by Steve Laymon
and Hubert Vester.
Special Congrats entered at Parx Racing in a
starter allowance on the dirt on 2/18 race 6 pp 2 bred by Beth Murihead.
Legato entered at Charles Town in a claiming race on
5/19 on the dirt race 2 pp1 owned and bred by Bill Thompson,
Asia Gray entered at Penn National in a claiming race
on the dirt on 5/18 race 3 pp 3 bred by Nancy Shuford.
Pride of Silver entered at Lone Star Park in a
claiming on the dirt on 5/17 race 6 pp 6 bred by Nancy Shuford
Special Thanks to Eileen Williams for all of her racing result updates.
Follow her updates and others on our Facebook page
RULER OF LOVE - 2nd place finish in the Santa Anita Handicap purse $75,000 Saturday April 6th. Owned by Sid Ritman and Franck
Song - ran April 5 at Mountaineer Park in a 6 furlong Allowance Race,
race 7 pp 5, finished off the board this time, owned by Jim Chandley and
Trained by Todd Freeman.
Zeb - ran Friday, April 5 in an
Allowance Race at Keeneland, going 6 1/2 furlongs race 8, pp 7, finished
fifth in the race. Zeb is owned in a partnership that includes Steve
Dixie Jackpot - ran at Mountaineer Park on April 1,
going 5 1/2 furlongs, race 8, an Allowance, pp 9, finished 6th, owned
and bred by Jim Chandley trained by Todd Freeman.
- ran April 2 at Mountaineer Park on going 6 furlongs in a Maiden
Special Weight, finished off the board, owned by Jim Chandley and
trained by Todd Freeman.
Special Exchange ran gamely in a Claiming Race at Charles Town on
Saturday, March 23 race, 2 pp 4. The race was marred by several spills
of jockeys and horses caught avoiding downed riders and horses. Special
Exchange lost it's rider, but walked off after the race. Bred by Beth
Murihead and owed by Frank Coniglio and Sid Ritman in a partnership.
Let's hope there is no injury to rider or horse.
Bet U Cant
Find Me was a strong "second" in a Maiden Claiming race at Aqueduct on
Saturday, March 23, race 10, pp 12 bred by Hubert Vester.
Wine Burglar ran "fourth" in a Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream on Saturday, March 23, race 6 pp 2 bred by Hubert Vester.
Lucky Will - finished "fourth" in the 2 miles G. H Bostwick Maiden
Claiming over hurdles at Aiken. SC on Saturday, March 23, race 3, pp 4,
on the soft turf, owned by Bill and Carrington Price.
Grey was "third" in a claiming race at Penn National on Saturday, March
23, race 1, pp 4 bred by Nancy Shuford, Asia Grey is a North Carolina
Chris was a "winner" Friday, March 22, in a Maiden Special Weight ,
race 5, pp 3, at Charles Town, going 6 1/2 furlongs. The four year old
gelding is owned by Bobby Raines. Congratulations!
Summer of Fun was a "winner" in an Allowance Race at Gulfstream on
Saturday, March 23, race 2, pp 4 owned by Brad Graham. Congratulations!
Boy in the Maiden Special Weight at Charles Town race 5 pp, race 5,
Friday, March 22, was eased and did not finish the race, bred by James
Anderson, better race luck next time.
Band Leader in a Maiden
Claiming at Turfway Park on Friday, March 22, race 7, pp 4, owned by
Jim Chandley and Trained by Todd Freeman. Band Leader finished in fifth.
Starship Universe won a 5 furlong claiming
race on the turf at Gulfstream Park on 3/21 she was bred by Bob Sanford
& Lane's End Farm. Congratulations!!
WEEKEND RACING/MARCH 15 - 17:
Fast N Furious Cat won a 6 1/2 claiming race at Santa Anita on 3/17 he was bred by Nancy Shuford and is a North Carolina Bred. Congratulations!!
NAKANO - a bay 5 yo, by First Samurai ran Sunday at Gulfstream Park in
the $150,000 Inside Information S. (grade 2) for 4yr.old fillies and
mares, going 7 furlongs in a ten horse field. Nakano broke towards the
back of the pack, accelerated on the turn, and closed a fast running
fourth. Bred by Huber Vester NCTA Member, owned and raced by
Thoroughbred Futures Racing (Hubert Vester) and ridden by jockey John
LIVELY REPARATIONS - 8 yo bay/brown gelding by
Reparations, ran Friday, March 15 at Parx Racing, Allowance Optional
Claiming race, going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. Owned by Bob Raines,
NCTA Member, the gelding did not run his race, and finished off the
board. Better luck next outing.
WE HAVE ANOTHER WINNER!!!
GRAND IDOL- dark bay /brown 5 yo gelding by Grand Slam, Cozy Blues by
Cure the Blues; raced Tuesday, March 13, at Mountaineer Race Track, race
7 Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs. Broke sharp in second, taking
over the lead on the turn and opened down the stretch winning by 3 1/2
lengths. Dogwood Plantation owned by NCTA president Joanne Dew and
husband Sandy, bred the horse from their mare, Cozy Blues.
RULER-gray or roan gelding, by Cougar Cat, raced Monday, March 11 at
Mountaineer Race Track in a Maiden Special Weight, 5 1/2 furlongs for 3
yo on the dirt. The field of 10 broke well with Turf Ruler running in
eighth before the turn, closing fast on the accelerating leader,
passing all eight to finish a running second. Bred and owned by James C.
Chandley and trained by Todd Freeman. Congratulations to our North
Carolina Thoroughbred Association members.
WE HAVE A WINNER!!! NCTA Member
FREE SONG -
was a "winner" racing at Mountaineer Park Saturday, March 9, on the
dirt in a 5 furlong Allowance Race for 3 yo and up, race 8.
Congratulations to owner Jim Chandley and trainer Todd Freeman.
SPECIAL EXCHANGE -was a runner at Charles Town on March 9, in a 4 1/2
Claiming Race, race 4. Special Exchange was 7th in this race. Bred by
Beth Murihead and owned in partnership with Frank Coniglio and Sid
RULER OF LOVE - was a runner at Tampa Bay Downs on
March 9, in a 1 mile Allowance race on the turf. Ruler of Love was 6th
in this race, owned in partnership that includes Sid Ritman and Franck
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.
NCTA 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.