Taylor Made's Steve Avery Named Finalist for Dedication to Breeding Award


Steve Avery | Courtesy of TIEA

Congratulations to Steve Avery, one of three finalists in the Dedication to Breeding Award category of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA), presented by Godolphin. The Wisconsin native has been in the horse industry for over four decades and has been part of Taylor Made for the last 20 years. Among the champions he's raised or managed are Havre de Grace, Princess Rooney, Songbird, and Speightstown.

“His responsibility, his reliability, his work ethic: it's just phenomenal,” said Taylor Made's Logan Payne. “Even on vacation, he walks his dog, Henry, up to the barns to check on things.”

Added Dr. Kevin Hyde of Rood & Riddle: “His impact on the industry can be seen through all those he has helped start their careers.”

Click for the video feature on Avery done by TIEA.

Other finalists for the Dedication to Breeding Award are David Kyle of Fasig-Tipton and Helen Otero of Coolmore America, who will be recognized on these pages in the coming days. The Dedication to Breeding Award is presented annually to an individual who has been in the Thoroughbred breeding industry for at least 10 years and is a pivotal part of his or her employer's success.

A total of seven award categories will be honored by TIEA for 2020. Maria Cristina Silva of New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) has already been announced as the winner of the Community Award, while the winners in the other categories will be announced live in a virtual ceremony hosted by Jill Bryne and streamed at the TDN homepage Thursday, Nov. 5, at 12:00 p.m. ET. All finalists will be spotlighted in TDN in the days leading up to the ceremony.

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