Multiple grade I winner Giant Oak has been named the Illinois Horse of the Year and champion older handicap male for 2011
Trainer Todd Pletcher has become well-known for his "Todd-lers" at Saratoga, winning such 2-year-old stakes as the Hopeful, Spinaway, Sanford, and Schuylerville at the Spa.
Banner Bill remained unbeaten in two starts for trainer Ralph Biamonte when he took command in upper stretch and romped to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $159,244 Victoria Stakes for 2-year-olds at Woodbine June 18.
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