Grade 1 Winner Spiced Perfection Named California-Bred Horse Of The Year

by | 02.26.2019 | 4:27pm
Flavien Prat is all smiles as Spiced Perfection pulls away to win the Grade 1 La Brea

Grade I winner Spiced Perfection was named the 2018 California-bred Horse of the Year at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton San Gabriel on Monday, Feb. 25.

Spiced Perfection is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned by Dare To Dream Stable and trained by Peter Miller. In 2018 she had four wins in eight starts, earnings of $455,125 and won the Grade I La Brea Stakes, as well as the Betty Grable and Evening Jewel Stakes.

The other champions presented at the dinner:

Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings – Square Eddie, property of Reddam Racing LLC.

Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Number of Winners – Lucky Pulpit, property of Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.

Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Turf Earnings – Square Eddie, property of Reddam Racing LLC.

Champion Sire of California Conceived Two-Year-Olds by Earnings – Square Eddie, property of Reddam Racing LLC.

Champion First-Crop Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings – Boisterous, property of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC & Gary Barber.

Broodmare of the Year – Perfect Feat, owned by Property of Premier Thoroughbreds LLC.

Champion Breeder of California Foaled Thoroughbreds by Earnings – Reddam Racing LLC.

Trainer of the Year – Phil D'Amato.

Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Male – Cruel Intention, bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC, owned by Jungle Racing LLC, LNJ Foxwoods & Nexus Racing Club, trained by Bob Baffert.

Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Female – Give Me a Hint, bred by Schroeder Farms LLC, Welton Mansfield & Robert Hess, owned by Schroeder Farms LLC & Welton Mansfield, trained by Bob Hess, Jr.

Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Male – Take the One O One, bred by Thomas Bachman, owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, trained by Brian Koriner.

Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Female – Spiced Perfection, bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC, owned by Dare To Dream Stable LLC, trained by Brian Koriner.

Champion California-bred Older Male – Fly to Mars, bred by owner Gary Barber, trained by Peter Miller.

Champion California-bred Older Female – Miss Sunset, bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC & Alan Klein, owned by Alan Klein & Philip Lebherz, trained by Jeff Bonde.

Champion California-bred Sprinter – Spiced Perfection, bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC, owned by Dare To Dream Stable LLC, trained by Brian Koriner.

Champion California-bred Turf Horse – Fly to Mars, bred by owner Gary Barber, trained by Peter Miller.

Also at the dinner, John Barr and Crystal Water were inducted into the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame.

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