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1992 3 Year Old Futurity Is Biggest Spring Show Ever

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Article from the July 1992 Journal

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1992 3 Year Old Futurity Is Biggest Spring Show Ever

Missouri’s Casey’s Yankee Doodle A. 1992 Three Year Old Futurity Grand Champion, owned by Larry and Erma Anderson, Iberia, Missouri; shown by Steve Dampier, Eldridge, Missouri

Missouri’s Casey’s Yankee Doodle A. 1992 Three Year Old Futurity Grand Champion, owned by Larry and Erma Anderson, Iberia, Missouri; shown by Steve Dampier, Eldridge, Missouri

Missouri’s Casey’s Yankee Doodle A. was crowned 3-Year-Old Futurity Champion at the 1992 show of the Missouri Fox ·Trotting Horse Breed Association.

Owned by Larry and Enna Anderson, of Iberia, and ridden to victory by Steve Dampier, of Eldridge, Yankee Doodle won first place on Thursday night in the qualifying 3-Year-Old  Futurity  Mares class, then won the stake class on Saturday night. The futurity mare earned a total cash payback of $1,393.13 for the two wins.

A total payback of $12,660 was available to the winners of this year’s Futurity, with the money being split between qualifying rounds on Thursday night and the stake classes on Saturday night. One-half of the total money available is paid to the qualifying horses, with the other half paid to stake class winners.

In addition to the 3-Year-Old Futurity winners, this year’s spring show was expanded to three nights of competition and an Amateur 3-Year-Old Futurity division was added.        ·           ·

The three night of competition saw a total of 344 entries, including 57 futurity horses in the amateur and open 3-year-old futurity classes.

During Saturday night’s competition, MFTHBA President Dale Esther, of Lebanon, said this year’s show was the “best ever.”

Attendance, participation, and gate receipts were all well up from previous spring shows.

The Amateur 3-Year-Old Futurity winner is Miss Zane’s Blue Moon, owned and ridden by Jack Van Ness, of Rogersville. Blue Moon also won first in her qualifying amateur futurity mares class on Thursday night, and earned a total payback of $1,000.24.

Reserve champion of the open 3-Year Old Futurity stake class is Traveler’s Red Alert, owned by Jan and JoAnn Alford, Buffalo, and ridden by Geno Middleton, Nixa.  Red Alert’s dam is Lad’s Special Promise, the 1980 Three Year Old Futurity Grand Champion and was owned and ridden by Jan Alford.  Red Alert placed first in the qualifying stallions and gelding class on Thursday night.  Reserve champion amateur futurity winner was Yank’s Phantasy Star, owned and shown by Susan Martin of Marshfield.  Phantasy Star placed third in the qualifying class on Thursday night.

Other stake class winners named Saturday night include the Amatuer Stake Class, 4 years and older class won by Smooth Operator owned and shown by Lee Hackler of Alma, Ark.  Reserve champion was Sun Dust Queen E., owned and shown by Ken Ragsdale, Olathe, Kans.

In the Open 4 years and older stake class on Saturday night the winner was Missouri’s Lawman M., owned and shown by Jeryy Fugitt, McAlester, Okla.  Reserve champion was Casey’s Shadow, owned by Jimmie D Wisdom, Arnold, MO and shown by Dearl Wisdom of Arnold.

Article from the July 1992 Journal

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