On Saturday Aug 14th,
the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association held its 25th Annual Awards
Banquet to present the 2009 Champions.
The evening consisted of dinner, silent and live auctions, and
presentation of OHRC Oklahoma Bred awards and those selected by the OTA. The event was very well attended, and had to
be moved from the Eclipse Suite to a larger area at Remington Park.
The champions as selected by
the OTA, were 2 year old Colt or Gelding Pleasant
Storm, 2 year old Filly Shotgun
Gulch. The 3 year old Colt or Gelding was Hollywood Hit. The 3 year
old Filly winner was Peach Brew. The
older male champion was Marq French,
and the older female winner was Skedee.
Champion Sprinter was Herecomesthemannow, Champion Turf Horse
was Skedee. The OTA selected Rosieville as the broodmare of the year, and Burbank as the Champion Stallion.
Selected as the breeder of
the year was Center Hills Farm. The top award of the evening was for Horse of
the Year which was presented to Peach
Brew, owned by Dr. Robert Zoellner of Tulsa, Ok.
C.R. Trout was the biggest
winner of the evening with Champion 2 year old filly, Champion 3 year old colt,
and Broodmare of Year.
John Lowder picked up two
awards for Champion older mare, and champion Turf horse.