Ticker
  • The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 5 days ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 5 days ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 5 days ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 12 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 12 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 12 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 13 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 13 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 13 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 13 days ago

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 

 

comments powered by Disqus

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!!

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories