The California-bred Horse of the Year for 2012 will be announced at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held Feb. 11 at the Westin Pasadena.
The business session begins at 4 p.m. with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and a 7 p.m. awards dinner. Oaklawn Park track announcer and TVG host Frank Mirahmadi will be master of ceremonies. For reservations, please contact Christy Chapman at 626-445-7800 ext: 247 or email at [email protected]
The other champions that will be presented at the dinner:
Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings – “Unusual Heat,” owned by The Unusual Heat Syndicate.
Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Turf Earnings – “Unusual Heat,” owned by The Unusual Heat Syndicate.
Champion Sire of California Conceived Two-Year-Olds by Earnings – “Tribal Rule,” owned by Ballena Vista Farm and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod.
Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Number of Winners – “Tribal Rule,” owned by Ballena Vista Farm and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod.
Champion Freshman Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings – “Council Member,” owned by Mickey and Karen Taylor.
Champion Breeders of California Foaled Thoroughbreds by Earnings – Tommy Town Thoroughbreds.
Trainer of the Year Award – Walther Solis.
Champion California-bred Horse of the Year – TBA at Awards Dinner.
Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Female – “Tilde,” bred by Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel Harrington, owned by Mike Harrington Trustee, trained by Mike Harrington, sired by Swiss Yodeler.
Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Male – “Monument,” bred by Lee & Susan Searing, owned by C R K Stable, trained by John Sadler, sired by Cindago.
Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Female – “Willa B Awesome,” bred by Terry Lovingier, owned by Phil Daniels, Patsy London, John Winters and Terry Lovingier, trained by Walther Solis, sired by Awesome Gambler.
Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Male – “Unusual Heatwave,” bred by Montecito Stables, owned by Ellen Johnson, Peter Johnson Sr. and Teresa McWilliams, trained by Alexis Barbara, sired by Unusual Heat.
Champion California-bred Older Male – “Acclamation,” bred by Old English Rancho, owned by Peter and Mary Hilvers and E.W. and Judy Johnston, trained by Don Warren, sired by Unusual Heat.
Champion California-bred Turf Horse – “Acclamation,” bred by Old English Rancho, owned by Peter and Mary Hilvers and E.W. and Judy Johnston, trained by Don Warren, sired by Unusual Heat.
Champion California-bred Older Female – “Halo Dolly,” bred by Rod Rodriguez and Lorraine Rodriguez, owned by Hoefflin, Hoefflin, Hollendorfer, O'Farrell, Robin, Todaro, Schneider, et al, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, sired by Popular.
Champion California-bred Sprinter – “Amazombie,” bred by Gregg Anderson, owned by Thomas Sanford and Bill Spawr, trained by Bill Spawr, sired by Northern Afleet.
Also at the dinner, race caller Trevor Denman and stallion Windy Sands will be inducted into the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame.
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