Headline horses in the 2011 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program will have their breeders recognized and celebrated by the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 and Warrawee Farm is among the honourees.
SBOA will be hosting its always popular awards banquet this year at the Sheraton Toronto Airport on Dixon Rd.
The breeder of the top money winner in each OSS category will receive a spectacular etched glass trophy together with a large framed action photo from New Image Media.
Topping their respective OSS sections in 2011 were:
Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer
Warrawee Needy p, 2, 1:49.4s ($535,000)
E Dees Cam-Great Memories-Apaches Fame
Owners: Carl Jamieson, Thomas Kyron, Dr. Michael Wilson, Floyd Marshall
Trainer: Carl Jamieson
OSS Earnings: $474,000
BREEDER: Warrawee Farm, Rockwood, Ont.
Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer
Apogee Hanover p, 2, 1:52s ($347,200)
Jeremes Jet-Aurora Seelster-Camluck
Owner: Roger Hammer
Trainer: Ervin Miller
OSS EarningsL $343,000
BREEDER: Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trotter
The Game Plan 2, 1:55s ($490,300)
Kadabra-Image Control-Balanced Image
Owners: LLK Stable, Gary Grieve, Anthony Wagner, John Kopas
Trainer: John Kopas
BREEDERS: Diane Ingham and Harry Rutherford, Mount Pleasant, Ont.
Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter
Miss Paris 2, 1:56.1s ($486,656)
Kadabra-Pizza Dolce-Conway Hall
Owners: Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman, David McDuffee
Trainer: Richard Norman
OSS Earnings: $320,000
BREEDERS: Steve Stewart, John Schmucker, Donald Robinson, Paris, Kentucky
Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer
Prodigal Seelster p, 2, 1:50s, 3, 1:50.1f ($927,277)
Camluck-Platinum Seelster-Western Hanover
Owners: Larry Menary, Denis Breton, Ken Ewen, Double or Nothing Stables
Trainer: David Menary
OSS Earnings: $280,900
BREEDER: Seelster Farms, Lucan, Ont.
Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer
Monkey On My Wheel p, 3, 1:49.3s ($1,031,034)
Mach Three-Legislation-Presidential Ball
Owners: Mac Nichol and Travis Umphrey
Trainer: Travis Umphrey
OSS Earnings: $350,400
BREEDER: Mac Nichol, Burlington, Ont.
(Also receives SBOA Stakes Pacing Breeder Award)
Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trotter
Daylon Magician 3, 1:52.3 ($1,294,113)
Kadabra-Daylon Marvel-Super Pleasure
Owner: Daylon Farms Ltd.
Trainer: David Lemon
OSS Earnings: $369,100
BREEDER: David Lemon, Komoka, Ont.
Three-Year-Old Filly Trotter
China Pearls 3, 1:54.1s ($511, 905)
Kadabra-Pure Sable-Balanced Image
Owners: Carman Hie, Blake Anthony, Peter Kloepfer, Ted Murrell
Trainer: Carman Hie
BREEDER: Tri Star Farms Ltd., Brantford, Ont.
(Also receives SBOA Trotting Stakes Breeder Award)
Other awards based on the Ontario Sires Stakes will go to Randy Waples, who wins the Lampman Cup with 389 points, and to Bob McIntosh, top trainer with 260 points to once again land the Johnston Cup.
The recipients of both the Chris Van Bussel Memorial Award and the Lloyd Chisholm Achievement Award will be unveiled during a fast paced evening that also includes a silent auction for stallion bookings and scores of other sought-after items.
Keynote speaker Jeff Gural will precede the awards and take the stage at 7:30 p.m., immediately following dinner.
Don’t miss the social and networking event of the year for Ontario standardbred breeding industry. Tickets are $60 and are only available by advance sale. Reserve yours now with Aimee Adams at 519- 856-5431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(courtesy Standardbred Canada & SBOA)