BRE X, ROCKAWAY TOP NOMINATIONS
Bre X and Red Star Rockaway led the way
with four nominations each as the finalists for the 2003
B.C. Standardbred industry awards were announced.
Committees from both the B.C.
Standardbred Association (BCSA) and the B.C. Standardbred
Breeders Society (BCSBS) reviewed all of the nominations and
trimmed them down to three or four finalists per category.
These finalists were then passed on to the judges committee
for the selection of the winners.
Their decisions will be announced at
the awards banquet on Feb.14.
Bre X, a seven-year-old gelding, has
been dominant in the Invite division at the Downs for the
last year including setting a track record of 1:53.2 on Oct.
3. At the present meet alone he had eight wins in 12 starts
in the Invite including a stretch of six in a row. He won 17
times in the year for more than $116,000 in earnings.
Rockaway was a powerhouse in the
three-year-old filly division in 2003. She won 11 of 16
starts for the year, including the Delta on March 29, the
B.C. Breeders on Nov. 8 and the Arbutus at Sandown on July
20 in a lifetime best time of 1:54.4. She earned more than
$151,000 for the year.
Earning three nominations was Red Star
Justice, who equaled Bre X’s track record, while Da Lil
Dudette and Sing Mitzi For Me got two nods each.
On the two-legged side, Bill Davis
could make it six successive wins as top driver in the
over-250-drive category. He is also in line for the top
trainer, an award he has captured four of the last five
The list of finalists includes:
B.C. bred two-year-old filly: Celtic
Rayne, Ivys Wine, Da Lil Dudette.
B.C. bred two-year-old colt or gelding:
Imabarontwo, Lil Dudes Starrbuck, Red Star Sammy, Seven Seas
B.C. bred three-year-old filly: Dal Reo
Millee, Yumyum Candy, Red Star Rockaway.
B.C. bred three-year-old colt or
gelding: Maxamillenium, Red Star Blaze, Red Star Emerson.
B.C. bred aged racing mare: Creative
Girl, Penny Lace, Sing Mitzi For Me.
B.C. bred for outstanding performance
in B.C.: Bre X, Red Star Rockaway, Red Star Justice.
B.C. bred filly or mare: Dal Reo Millee,
Red Star Rockaway.
B.C. bred colt or gelding: Bre X, Haras
Colta Cola, Red Star Emerson, Red Star Justice
Broodmare of the year: Blazing Sevens,
Tiffisue Hanover, Timely One
Stallion of the year: Dal Reo Hop Sing,
Just Camelot, Scruffy Hanover
Breeder of the year: to be announced at
Outstanding claimer: $7000 and under:
Austin Carr, Prince Lee Gourmet, Roycetts Pride
Outstanding claimer: $8000 and over:
Ferguson Road, Janstar Master IB, Red Star Allie
Outstanding performance: Bre X, Da Lil
Dudette, Red Star Justice, Red Star Rockaway
Aged mare: Princess Jessica N, My Kinda
Cam, Sing Mitzi For Me
Aged horse: Bre X, Haras Colta Cola,
Red Star Admiral, Red Star Justice
Groom of the year: Sue Allan, Cathy
Bilyk, Dave Bilyk, Shirley Hedgecoe
Driver of the year (20-100): Richard
Craig, Darren Lupul, Rick Lancaster
Driver of the year (101-250): Bobby
Clark, Dave Jungquist, Daniel St Amand
Driver of the year (over 250): Tim
Brown, Bill Davis, Dave Hudon
Rookie driver of the year: Rick
Trainer of the year (20-100): Jim
Burke, Tom Currie, Ken Harris
Trainer of the year (101-250): John
Currie, Ray Gemmill, Carol St Amand
Trainer of the year (over 250): Bill
Davis, Dave Hudon, Wayne Isbister
Horseperson of the Year: to be
announced at banquet.
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