A winner of the GI Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Nov. 2 and unbeaten in six starts last year, Bricks and Mortar (Giant’s Causeway) has been named the winner of the 10th annual Vox Populi Award, which will be presented in a winner’s circle ceremony Saturday at Santa Anita Park.
Created by the late owner of 1973 Triple Crown hero Secretariat, Penny Chenery, the inaugural Vox Populi (Voice of the People) Award was won by the legendary Zenyatta in 2010.
Bricks and Mortar was campaigned for owners Klaravich Stables, LLC and William H. Lawrence, and was conditioned by Chad Brown. He was retired to stud at Shadai Farm in Japan with earnings of $7,085,650.
There will be a special poster giveaway celebrating all 10 winners of the Vox Populi Award and past winning connections will be on hand beginning at 11 a.m. to sign these posters in Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area.
Among those scheduled to attend the poster signing are Bob Baffert (trainer of American Pharoah, Justify and Paynter), Art Sherman (trainer of two-time winner California Chrome) and Gary Stevens (jockey, Mucho Macho Man).
Chris Tweedy, son of Penny Chenery, will also be on hand to represent his family.