ITBOF Announces 2009 Champions
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Giant Oak, Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.

Daniel Sullivan, president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, announced that Giant Oak   has been selected its 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male. The son of Giant’s Causeway is a homebred campaigned by the Virginia H. Tarra Trust.
The other Illinois state-bred champions are as follows:
Devient Behavior, 2-year-old male                            
Breeder and owner: Dana Waier Thoroughbreds 
Sweet Lemon Chello, 2-year-old filly
Breeder: Minedini
Owner: Slapshot Racing  
Bow Tie Pasta, 3-year-old filly
Breeder and owner: W R C Thoroughbreds 
Stonehouse, Older handicap male
Breeder: Richard Rudolph
Owners:  Richard Rudolph and Michael Vranich 
Copper State, older handicap female
Breeder: Asiel Stable
Owner: Visionracing

Free Fighter, male turf horse
Breeder: Teamblock
Owners: Thomasfedro Sr. and Team Block 
Cumulonimble, female turf horse
Breeder: John and Iveta Kerber
Owners: Twobucks to Show 
Mighty Rule, male sprinter
Breeder: Carsonsprings Farm
Owner: Scarletstable 
Nicks, female sprinter
Breeder: Carsonsprings Farm
Owners: Carsonsprings Farm And Ken Meeker 
Stumbling Block, male claimer
Breeder: Team Block
Owner: Web’sgems Stable 
Gogert Go, female claimer
Breeder: Kenneth Hutchens
Owners: Steve Manley snd Chris Mcbee 
Crafty Oak, Broodmare of the Year
Owner: Virginia Tarra Trust
Dana Waier Thoroughbreds, small breeder
Harvey And Nancy Vanier, ITBOF people of the year

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