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Winstar and Evans get top US breeders awards

WINSTAR FARM and the late Edward P. Evans were honoured with the top awards at the 26th annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards Dinner on Friday at Gainesway in Lexington.

TOBA named WinStar Farm as National Owner of the Year and Evans became National Breeder of the Year.

Additionally, the Rood and Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year Award was given to Tom and Becky Holder’s Courageous Comet for a second consecutive year. The award is given to the owner of the ex-Thoroughbred racehorse that has accumulated the most points in competition as tracked by the U.S. Equestrian Federation.

TOBA Award winners:
Eastern Region Owner of the Year: WinStar Farm
Midwestern Region Owner of the Year: Brereton C. Jones
Southern Region Owner of the Year: Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider
Western Region Owner of the Year: Zetcher Racing Stable

State Breeders of the Year:
Flying P Ranch (Bobby Pruitt), Alabama
Dennis Weir, Arizona
Harris Farm (John Harris), California
Dewey and Karen White, Georgia
Virginia and Rudy Tarra, Illinois
Robert and Erin Gorham, Indiana
Sandra Rasmussen, Iowa
Roland G. Jordan, Kansas
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, Kentucky
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, Louisiana
Robert Meyeroff, Maryland
Michael and Jane Fonzo, Massachusetts
Deb Miley, Michigan
Jeff and Deb Hilger, Minnesota
John Petrini, New Jersey
Chris and Tina Hourigan, New Mexico
Vivien Malloy, New York
Tom Hendrickson, North Carolina
Doug Demontigny, North Dakota
Meadow Springs Farm (Pat Buse Jr.), Ohio
C.R. Trout, Oklahoma
Dr. Jack and Margaret Root, Oregon
Franklin G. Smith, South Carolina
Edward P. Evans, Virginia
Jeff and Doris Harwood, Washington
James Casey, West Virginia

Canadian Breeder of the Year:
Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds (Rae and Ronald Fawcett)




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