2007 Oregon Champions Announced
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 2:33:01 PM
Last Updated: 3/21/2008 11:05:56 AM

(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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