The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association's champions of 2008 were named Aug. 15 at Remington Park. Kip Deville was voted Horse of the Year and best turf runner and older male.
Kip Deville, who won the 2007 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), finished second in the 2008 Breeders' Cup Mile. He captured the 2008 Maker's Mark MIle Stakes (gr. IT) and the Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Following is a listing of the champions:
2yo colt. - No Advance
2yo filly - Peach Brew
3yo colt/gelding - Steal Your Face
3yo filly- Approved Bluff
Older male - Kip Deville
Older female - Reel Chrome
Turf- Kip Deville
Sprinter- Reel Chrome
Broodmare - Klondyke Kaytie
Leading Stallion - Prospector's Music
Leading breeders - Center Hills Farm
Horse of the Year - Kip Deville
Racing stock - Marq French - owned by Van and Margie French
2yo f - Peach Brew - owned by Robert H. Zoellner, Tulsa, Okla.
2yo c/g - No Advance - owned by Dave Faulkner and Hal Browning, Claremore, Okla.
3yo f - Approved Bluff - owned by Vickie Fixley, Oklahoma City
3yoc/g - Steal Your Face - owned by Rockin BB Ranch and Glenn Chamandy, Asher, Okla.
Aged mare - Reel Chrome. - Dave Faulkner and Hal Browning, Claremore, Okla.
Aged Stallion/gelding - Marq French
Leading owner - Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla.
Leading dam – Intimate, owned by Van and Margie French of McAlester, Okla.
Leading breeder - H & S Farm, Tulsa, Okla.
Leading sire - King of Scat, owned by William L.
Hobbs, Ewing, Neb.
Leading Owner of Sires - Joyce Tackett, Collinsville, Okla.