Barber, Blum, Drumette Among Those Honored at TOBA Awards


Gary Barber | Michael Burns

Gary Barber was named 2020 National Owner of the Year, Peter Blum National Breeder of the Year and Drumette (Henny Hughes), the dam of two-time champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) and last year's GII Risen Star S. winner Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice), was named Broodmare of the Year at the 36th annual National Awards Dinner at Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa in Paris, Ky. Saturday evening. Angie Moore took home honors for National Small Breeder of the Year and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners received the Cot Campbell Racing Partnership of the Year award. Samantha Siegel of Jay Em Ess Stable was given the Industry Service Award for “a person or entity who has made exceptional contributions to the industry” and Bridlewood Farm principals John and Leslie Malone received the Robert N. Clay Award which, in partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, “recognizes a member of the Thoroughbred community who has made an outstanding contribution to preserving land for equine use.” Frost or Frippery (Lewis Michael), the 2020 Claiming Crown Rapid Transit S. winner, was honored as National HBPA Claiming Crown Horse of the Year. The Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year went to Kaytee Mountain owned by Sue Gallagher. State breeders of the year were as follows: Arkansas, Bill and Mary McDowell; California, George Krikorian; Canada, Ivan Dalos and Lawrence P. Cordes; Florida, Charlotte Weber/Live Oak Stud; Indiana, Greg Baer DVM and Deann Baer; Iowa, Allen Poindexter; Kentucky, Godolphin; Louisiana, Tri-Star Racing LLC; Maryland, Angie Moore; Minnesota, Lorie Michaels; New Jersey, John Bowers Jr.; New Mexico, R.D. Hubbard; New York, Twin Creeks Farm; Oregon, Janet and Patrick Cosgrove; Pennsylvania, Blackstone Farm LLC; South Carolina, Franklin Smith Sr.; Texas, James Wessel; Virginia, Lazy Lane Farm; Washington, Darrin L. Paul.

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