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Giant Oak Nabs Illinois' Top Honor

Daniel Sullivan, president of The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, announced Feb. 13 that Giant Oak had been named the state’s 2011 Horse of the Year and champion older handicap male.  Giant Oak, owned by Virginia H. Tarra Trust, is a homebred son of Giant’s Causeway
 
Other divisional awards, which were voted on by members of the state’s racing media and racing secretaries, are as follows:
 
BANNER BILL:        CHAMPION 2-YEAR-OLD MALE
Breeder: Ron Magers & Robert Marcocchio
Owner: R Plus Partners
 
CLASS BREAK:       CHAMPION 2-YEAR-OLD FILLY
Breeder: Renee &Wayne Catalano Racing Stable, Ltd.
Owner: Shelbi Catalano
 
SUNTRACER:          CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD COLT OR GELDING
CHAMPION MALE TURF HORSE
Breeder and Owner:     Team Block
 
THIRD CHANCE:    CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY
                                    CHAMPION FEMALE SPRINT HORSE
Breeder: Ron Magers
Owner: Ron Magers, Roe Conn, Bob Marcocchio & Russell Scurto’s
 
PEYOTE PATTY:      CHAMPION OLDER HANDICAP FEMALE
                                    CHAMPION FEMALE TURF HORSE
Breeder: Barr Three LLC
Owner: Timothy J. Keeley
 
RIVER BEAR:          CHAMPION MALE SPRINT HORSE
Breeder and Owner: DanaWaier Thoroughbreds, LLC 

 

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Older Comments about Giant Oak Nabs Illinois' Top Honor...

Too bad he was retired. I always loved watching him race.
Last year's Donn winner!
Great job, Giant Oak! Love him!
Well done Giant Oak!!

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