Wasserman Named WA Horse of the Year

(Edited press release)
 
Howard Belvoir’s 2008 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) winner Wasserman took home honors as Washington horse of the year, champion handicap male, and sprinter at the Washington Thoroughbred Champions Breeders and Owners Annual Awards Banquet held at Emerald Downs Feb. 14.

Not only did Howard Belvoir train the versatile champion through a 2008 campaign in which he won four stakes, but the Kent-based conditioner also bred and owns the 7-year-old gelding by Cahill Road—Share the Knight, by Knights Choice.

Wasserman, who was named to honor Seattle oncologist Dr. Peter Wasserman, has now accumulated in earnings $442,149. Belvoir was also honored with a special training achievement award.

Other awards given at the dinner were as follows:

La Tee, older filly
Owners: Susan and Allen Branch
Trainer: Mark Glatt
Breeder: Terry and Diane Garrison’s Savario Farm

Enumclaw Girl, 3-year-old
Owner/breeder: Doris Konecy
Trainer: Rosie Simkins

Margo’s Gift, 3-year-old male
Owner: Ken and Marleen Alhadeff’s
Trainer: Doris Harwood
Breeder: Mrs. William Nelson

Ladyledue, 2-year-old
Owner: John Sather
Trainer: Bonnie Jenne
Breeder: Ken Paulson, Patricia Paulson, and Neal and Pam Christopherson’s Bar C Racing Stable

Noosa Beach, 2-year-old male
Owner/breeder: Jeff Harwood
Trainer: Doris Harwood

Polo Bender, plater

Hired Hand, most improved plater

Exploded’s Girl, broodmare

Matty G, sire

Private Gold, freshman sire

Kenny Mayne and Scott Hanson, Mark Kaufman Media Awards

Tim McCanna, trainer

Nina and Ron Hagan, breeders

C.E. “Rich” and Ann Richardson, special breeders

Dennis Dodge and Don Campbell, special achievement awards

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