The $15,000 yearling futurity is Saturday, August 27th at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds.
Way back when, when the VTA was still known as the Virginia Horsemen’s Association, the event spanned an entire day with a broad range of classes for racehorses, show horses and even ponies. There were 22 classes in 1952 – all in hand save for one under saddle class.
The cover girl on the 1952 prize list and program, was the 1952 winner of the Racing Division. The filly, ultimately named Bomb Flash, by War Admiral, out of Grand Flame by Grand Time was owned by Mrs. Isabel Dodge Sloane’s Brookmeade Farm in Upperville.
The filly was as good looking as well bred. Her dam produced eight winners and two stakes winners including Saratoga Special winner Grand Admiral (also by War Admiral).
That said, Bomb Flash was unraced.