PHBA Honors 2020 Champions


Caravel gets the bob in The Very One | MJC photo

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association honored its 2020 champions during a virtual celebration of the 42nd annual Iroquois Awards last Friday. Multiple stakes-winning Caravel (Mizzen Mast), bred, owned and trained by Elizabeth Merryman, was named Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old filly.

Other champions announced Friday were: 2yo Filly: Plane Drunk (Stay Thirsty); 2yo Male: Fire's Finale (Jump Start); 3yo Male: Dreams Untold (Smarty Jones); Older, Turf and Sprinter Female: Jakarata (Bustin Stones); Older Male: Wait for It (Uptowncharlybrown); Turf and Sprinter Male: The Critical Way (Tizway).

PA-Preferred Female and Male were Its a Journey (Jump Start) and Wait for It, respectively. Avani Force (Forestry) was named broodmare of the year. Leading Breeder Award Recipients were Blackstone Farm and Glenn E. Brok LLC.

Patricia Chapman was given the lifetime achievement award and Pastures of Point Lookout was honored with the award of merit.

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