The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) honored Alberta's Thoroughbred sector at the 47th annual Night of Champions, held virtually May 20. The night celebrated Real Grace (Mineshaft) as Alberta's 2020 Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt. The GIII Canadian Derby winner was bred in Kentucky by Peter Johnson and is owned by Shelley Brown (who also serves as his trainer), Jean McEwan, Bette Holtman, and Bernell Rhone.
Champion 3-Year-Old Filly went to Pearl of Knowledge (Cape Canaveral); Champion Older Horse was Go Away (Scat Daddy); Champion Older Mare was awarded to Sunburst (Sungold); 2-Year-Old Colt and Filly went to Bang On (Commissioner) and She Likes to Party (Maclean's Music), respectively; Champion Sprinter was Stone Carver (Birdstone); Top Claimer was Something About Me (Boos); and Champion Alberta-Bred went to Maskwecis (Jimmy Creed).
The human categories included Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd. as Leading Owner; Highfield Investment Group as Leading Breeder; Tim Rycroft as Leading Trainer for the third year in a row; Rico Walcott as Leading Jockey for the ninth time in the last 10 years; and Mauricio Malvaez as Leading Apprentice Jockey.
For more details, visit CTHS Alberta.