2007 Oregon Champions Announced

(From the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association)

Lethal Grande has been named the 2007 Oregon Horse of the Year by the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

The 9-year-old gelding posted a record of 5-3-3 from 13 starts last year, hitting the board in four stakes. Bred by Pat Sonnen, the son of Corslew is now an eight-time champion in his native state. Owned by George and Eleutherios Georgeopoulos and Darrin Pezer, he is trained by Tom Longstaff.

Other divisional honors went to:

Jimbos Fire Ant, 2-year-old female
Owner/breeders: James and Carol Owens
Trainer: Ben Root

Jimmie the Grouch, 2-year-old male
Owners: Gerildyn Johnson and Just Horsen Around
Trainer: Jim Fergason
Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson and Jim Fergason

Ochoco Salmon, 3-year-old female
Owners: Allen Floyd and Jonathan Nance
Trainer: Jonathan Nance
Breeder: Paul Hagemann

He’sabigtalker, 3-year-old male
Owners: Dave Martin and Dan Warden
Trainer: Ben Root
Breeder: Jim Fergason

Crooked River, older female
Owners: John Bredeson and Greg Geiser
Trainer: Mark Rheinford
Breeders: Michael Stafford and Steve Smith

Lethal Grande, older male
Owners: George and Eleutherios Georgeopoulos and Darrin Pezer
Trainer: Tom Longstaff
Breeder: Pat Sonnen

Jimbos Valentine, broodmare
Owners: James and Carol Owens
Breeder: Carol Payne

Baquero, sire
Farm standing: Oakhurst Thoroughbreds

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