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The 2012 Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations at Plumpton on Tuesday 14 August saw one elite premium awarded, going to a dressage foal from the Keystone Stud.

Owned and bred by Suzanne Lavendera, the unnamed colt foal was the top scoring youngster of the day across all the disciplines, earning an elite premium with a score of 9.02.

The colt is by Suzanne’s stallion Dimaggio, out of elite mare Estrada by Escudo. Estrada qualified for the German Young Horse Championships and won young horse classes as a five-year-old. Dimaggio is standing in Germany this year.

“He produces big elastic movers and was a good cross with Estrada. We would like to keep the colt as a breeding stallion, perhaps to replace Dimaggio in the future” said Suzanne. “He’s got a lovely temperament.”

Four eventing youngsters, plus one showjumping foal, each earned higher first premiums. The highest went to eventing foal Splat, owned and bred by Marianne Ames. The filly foal is by Royaldik out of Summers Mist and earned a score of 8.98.

Also in the eventing section was Grafennacht, who scored 8.97. Sue Eggleton owns and bred the filly, who is by Grafenstolz out of Nachtigall by Narew.

A third higher first premium was awarded to Susan lliffe’s foal Nutwood Lyricist, who scored 8.77 in the eventing section. The bay colt is by the SHBGB stallion Aveia out of Nutwood Exhibitionist.

Eventing foal Three Chimneys Esquire also earned a higher first premium with a score of 8.54. Marion Fuller from the Three Chimneys Trakehner stud bred the colt who is by Le Rouge out of Elysia.

The highest scoring show jumper of the day was colt foal Classictop Conviction, owned and bred by Jane Townsend from the Classictop Stud. Conviction earned a higher first premium of 8.54; he is by Renkum Offender out of Raritat. Jane also had another foal in the show jumping section, Classictop Laurianta, who earned a first premium with a score of 8.48. The chestnut colt is by Lauriston out of Renkum Meranta.

The top scoring yearling of the day was Homesteads Dessert Owl, owned and bred by Jackie Robinson. He is by Treliver Decanter out of Mistry Owl and earned a first premium with a score of 8.45 in the dressage section.

Woldstein, owned and bred by Verity Woods, was the top scoring two year old, earning a first premium with a score of 8.47 in the eventing section. He is by Woiwode out of the Irish mare Mango River.

Katy Wise bred the top scoring endurance youngster, The Butterfly Effect, who earned a first premium with a score of 8.34; the dark bay gelding was also the highest scoring three year old of the day. He is by Major League VII out of A Pinch of Pepper.

For complete results and further information on the BEF Futurity Evaluations, visit www.britishbreeding.org

Photo by Craig Payne