Kentucky-Bred Champions Luncheon Postponed, Winners Announced

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Kentucky-bred Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar | Horsephotos

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders' annual awards luncheon, scheduled for Apr. 8 at Keeneland, has been postponed until the fall. The KTOB announced the 2019 winners via press release, which are as follows:

  • Broodmare of the Year: BEYOND THE WAVES (Owner: George Strawbridge Jr.)
  • Horse of the Year, Male Turf: BRICKS AND MORTAR (George Strawbridge Jr.)
  • Two-Year-Old Male: STORM THE COURT (Stepping Stone Farm)
  • Two-Year-Old Filly: BRITISH IDIOM (Hargus Sexton, Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm, LLC)
  • Three-Year-Old Male: MAXIMUM SECURITY (Gary & Mary West Stables Inc.)
  • Three-Year-Old Filly, Female Sprinter: COVFEFE (Alexander – Groves Thoroughbreds)
  • Older Dirt Male: VINO ROSSO (John D. Gunther)
  • Older Dirt Female: MIDNIGHT BISOU (Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC)
  • Female Turf: GOT STORMY (Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr.)
  • Male Sprinter: MITOLE (Edward A. Cox Jr.)
  • Racing Abroad: SISKIN (Juddmonte Farms Inc)

Awards of merit were also given to:

  • P.A.B. Widener Trophy for KTOB Breeder of the Year: CALUMET FARM
  • Hardboot Breeders' Award pays tribute to distinctive but unsung breeders that help make up the backbone of our industry: ALFRED H. NUCKOLS, JR.
  • Charles W. Engelhard Award acknowledges a member of the media for outstanding coverage of the Thoroughbred industry: NATALIE VOSS
  • William T. Young Humanitarian Award distinguishes a person or organization in the thoroughbred industry “who recognizes and promotes the human endeavor:” EDWARD P. EVANS FOUNDATION

Also to receive awards are the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund's top money earners in five separate categories:

  • KTDF Sire of the Year: INTO MISCHIEF (Spendthrift Farm)
  • KTDF Earner of the Year: ZULU ALPHA (Michael Hui)
  • KTDF Owner of the Year: G. WATTS HUMPHREY, JR.
  • KTDF Trainer of the Year: STEVEN ASMUSSEN
  • KTDF Breeder of the Year: CALUMET FARM

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