Wolf Pack Jack has been named the 2013 Iowa-bred Horse of the Year after winning four of six starts and earning $154,770 as a 3-year-old.
That was just enough to best Boji Moon, whose earnings of $149,234 was a record for an Iowa-bred 2-year-old. Boji Moon also became the first Iowa-bred to win a stakes race in Kentucky, taking the $117,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes.
Wolf Pack Jack, a Hat Trick homebred for trainer Ray Tracy and his wife Sherri of Bondurant, Iowa, swept the two stakes races for 3-year-old Iowa-bred males at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, taking both the six-furlong Gray's Lake Stakes and the 1 1/16-mile Iowa Breeders' Derby by a neck. Wolf Pack Jack was also the top 3-year-old male.
Other 2013 Iowa-bred champions:
2-year-old male: Boji Moon
2-year-old filly: Haforuhaforme
3-year-old filly: Sumting Wong
Older male: You Funny Man
Older filly or mare: Rudy's Edge
The ITBOA also named four champions based on earnings at Prairie Meadows:
Breeder: William Hobbs of Ewing, Neb., who bred horses that earned $436,296.
Owner: Sandra Rasmussen, whose River Ridge Ranch in Runnells, Iowa, earned $428,233.
Stallion: Added Edge, who stands at Special K Stables in Runnells, with progeny earnings of $600,715 at Prairie Meadows.
Broodmare: Dream Win, the dam of Wolf Pack Jack. She died of colic in 2010 and Wolf Pack Jack was her only foal.
The champions will be honored at the ITBOA Awards Banquet on April 27 at Prairie Meadows