Field hunters were off to a good start bright and early. Photo courtesy Bethany P Photography
Here are the overnight leaders from all eight disciplines that ran today for both 2020 and 2021 competition years at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America:
2020 Competitive Trail: Thunderous Affair, trained by Lindsey Partridge
Thunderous Affair (Liaison – Thunder Fan, by Thunder Gulch) is a 2017 16.2 hand gray/roan mare bred in Kentucky by Jim Williams. She never made a start, but did train to race, and last worked in September of 2019. CANTER Michigan aided in her transition.
Lindsey Partridge is a professional based in Pontypool, Ontario.
2021 Competitive Trail: I’lltellyoulater, trained by Anne Hagey
I’lltellyoulater (Vengeful Wildcat – I’llthinkaboutit, by Bold Executive) is a 2017 16.3 hand chestnut gelding bred in Manitoba by Dr. Betty Hughes. He never made it to the races, but did train, and last worked in May of 2020.
Anne Hagey is a professional from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
2020 Dressage: Elbow Room, trained by Helen Pianca
Elbow Room (d’Funnybone – Show Me the Carats, by More Than Ready) is a 2014 16.0 hand chestnut gelding, bred in New York by EKQ Stables Corp. He sold as a weanling at Keeneland November in 2014 for $40,000, then sold again as a yearling at Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga Preferred New York Bred Yearling Sale for $75,000. He went on to make 23 starts with four wins, retiring in July of 2019 from Finger Lakes with earnings of $36,970.
Helen Pianca is a professional from Granville, Ohio.
2021 Dressage: Kubo Cat, trained by Alison O’Dwyer
Kubo Cat (D’Wildcat – Golden Diva, by Gold Fever) is a 2016 16.0 hand chestnut gelding, bred in Louisiana by Carrol Castille. He made 16 starts, but never broke his maiden, retiring with $24,895 after his last start in December of 2019 at Delta Downs. Kubo Cat is a 2016 16.0 hand chestnut gelding.
Alison O’Dwyer is a professional based in Severn, Maryland.
2020 Eventing: Sweet Talking Man, trained by Emma Partridge
Sweet Talking Man (Flatter – Line It Up, by Forest Wildcat) is a 2014 16.2 hand dark bay/brown gelding bred in Kentucky by Russell L. Reineman Stable, Inc. He sold for $50,000 at Fasig Tipton 2015 Kentucky Select Yearling Sale, then again for $62,000 at Fasig Tipton Fall 2015 Yearling Sale. He ultimately did not race, but last worked in January of 2019.
Emma Partridge is an amateur trainer from Wilmore, Kentucky.
2021 Eventing: Fleet Stepper, trained by Hillary Irwin
Fleet Stepper (Midshipman – Raven’s Rockette, by Raven’s Pass) is a 2017 16.2 hand bay mare who made three career starts but never broke her maiden, retiring after her last start in August of 2020. She’s a Kentucky-bred by 81 Gotham LLC.
Hillary Irwin is a professional based in Ocala, Florida.
2020 Field Hunter: Page McKenney, trained by Jazz Napravnik
Page McKenney (Eavesdropper – Winning Grace, by Yarrow Brae) is a multiple graded stakes winner, earning over $1.9 million over his 58-race career. His last start was in July of 2018 at Monmouth Park. Bred in Pennsylvania by Dr. James E. Bryant and Linda P. Davis, Page McKenney is a 2010 16.0 hand chestnut gelding.
Jazz Napravnik is a professional from Monkton, Maryland.
2021 Field Hunter: Forthegreatergood, trained by Laura Sloan
Forthegreatergood (Scipion – No Peeking, by Langfuhr) earned $46,734 in his 22-race career, most recently running at Laurel Park in June of 2020. He raced his entire career for his Maryland-based breeder/owner/trainer Donna B. Lockard. Forthegreatergood is a 2015 16.1 hand gray/roan gelding, bred by Donna Verrilli.
Laura Sloan is a professional from Southern Pines, North Carolina.
2020 Ranch Work: Aussie Prayer, trained by Raechel Ramsey
Aussie Prayer (All-American [AUS] – Peg’s Prayer, by Rodeo) made 40 starts with seven wins, earning $216,441 over her career. Her last race was in April of 2019 at Laurel Park. Aussie Prayer is a 2012 15.3 hand dark bay/brown mare bred in New York by Michael Stanley.
Raechel Ramsay is a professional from Nevada, Texas.
2021 Ranch Work: This Is Me, trained by Heath Gunnison
This is Me (Doctor Chit – Talking Audrey, by Thunder Gulch) made five starts for his owners/breeders, who still own him and are competing him today, but never broke his maiden, retiring in February of 2020 with $1,040 in earnings. He’s a 2017 16.1 hand bay gelding, bred in Kentucky by RAH Bloodstock.
Heath Gunnison is a professional from Lexington, Kentucky.
2020 Show Hunter: Still Dreaming, trained by Charles Hairfield
Still Dreaming (Flatter – Seeking Gabrielle, by Forestry) is a 2016 16.2 hand chestnut gelding bred in Kentucky by Hinkle Farms. He was a $460,000 yearling purchase at Keeneland September in 2017, and went on to make seven starts with two wins. He made two graded stakes starts but failed to place in either. He retired with $63,140 in earnings after his last race, the 2019 Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park.
Charles Hairfield is professional from Johns Island, South Carolina.
2021 Show Hunter: Russian Wine, trained by Erica Hammond
Russian Wine (Vineyard Haven – W W Red Square, by Street Cry [IRE]) is a 2015 16.2 hand gray/roan gelding bred in Florida by Dr. K. K. Jayaraman and Dr. V. Devi Jayarama. He made 30 career starts and won just once, retiring with $44,923 in career earnings after his last race in September of 2020 at Gulfstream Park.
Erica Hammond is an amateur from Lutz, Florida.
2020 Show Jumper: Canton Comet, trained by Samantha Fawcett
Canton Comet (Shanghai Bobby – Katie’s Ten, by Rock Hard Ten) is a 2016 16.3 hand black mare bred in Kentucky by Kirby Chua. She sold for $80,000 as a yearling at Keeneland September in 2017, and went on to make nine starts with one win. Her final start was in August of 2019 at Arlington, where she retired with $20,698 in earnings.
Samantha Fawcett is a professional from Alton, Ontario.
2021 Show Jumper: Highest Rank, trained by Kamerra Brown Allen
Highest Rank (Courageous Cat – Hipshootinmomma, by Successful Appeal) is a 2016 16.1 hand bay gelding bred in New York by John T. Behrendt. He made 23 career starts, but never broke his maiden; he retired with $16,893 in career starts after his final race in October of 2020 at Finger Lakes.
Kamerra Brown Allen is a professional from Fulton, Missouri.
Barrel Racing and Thoroughbred Incentive Program Barrel Racing Championships: Round One Results
The atmosphere was electric in the TCA Covered Arena as the first round of the first-ever Thoroughbred Incentive Program Barrel Racing Championships ran. Featuring the Thoroughbred Makeover Barrel Racing competitors from both 2020 and 2021, as well as open horses from all over the country, the TIP Barrel Racing Championships awarded prizes for the fastest times of the evening in a 2D format.
Makeover entrants’ times counted towards their overall standings in the Barrel Racing discipline, and those who opted to enter the championships rolled their times to those standings.
2020 Barrel Racing Overnight Leader: Credit Alert and Amber Lemery
Credit Alert (Overdriven – Credit, by Maria’s Mon) earned $40,358 in her 17-start career, including one stakes start. The final race of her career was in September of 2018 at Presque Isle Downs. Bred in Florida by Jeff Cook and Sally Cook, Credit Alert is a 2014 16.2 hand gray/roan mare.
Amber Lemery is an amateur trainer from Hoyt, Kansas.
2021 Barrel Racing Overnight Leader: Tip Top Diva and Dakotah Rowel
Tip Top Diva (Garnered – Little Tip Top, by Two Smart) made three career starts and never broke her maiden, retiring after her last start at Charles Town in September of 2020 with $1,225 in total earnings. She’s a 2015 15.3 hand chestnut mare, bred in West Virginia by Rene Moore, Rachael Moore and Mary Moore.
Dakotah Rowel is professional trainer from Eighty Four, Pennsylvania.
TIP Championships Round One 4D Winners:
1D: Little Red Rodeo and Megan Montgomery (2018 Thoroughbred Makeover graduate)
2D: Czraina Maria and Jessica Frederick (2020 Thoroughbred Makeover entrant)
3D: Monba Number Five and Samantha Sheldon (2020 Thoroughbred Makeover entrant)
4D: Starship Rockette and Emily Henderson