Piedi Bianchi Named Indiana Horse of the Year


Jay Oringer (middle) accepting Piedi Bianchi's trophy | Coady

The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) has honored Piedi Bianchi (Overanalyze) as Indiana's 2020 Horse of the Year. The 6-year-old Indiana-bred mare is a multiple black-type winner and has raced from coast to coast, placing in six graded events, including the GI Del Mar Debutante S, the GI Chandelier S., and the GI Starlet S. She was most recently runner-up in the GIII Intercontinental S. at Belmont June 3.

“We hope to get her back to where we started in November at Del Mar (for the upcoming Breeders' Cup),” said co-owner Jay Oringer. “Her career is winding down, but we hope she has a few more good races in her. Once she is done racing, she will be a broodmare and we are thinking Tapit.”

Also recognized as Indiana's Breeder of the Year was the team of Deann Baer and Greg Baer, DVM. The two bred Piedi Bianchi and have a small breeding operation near Columbus, Indiana. The ITOBA generally hosts a spring banquet to honor Indiana's top performers, but is instead highlighting the honorees daily on the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino simulcast production due to COVID-19 restrictions. A special presentation was made Tuesday, June 8, to honor Piedi Bianchi and the Baers.

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