Multiple grade I winner Giant Oak has been named the Illinois Horse of the Year and champion older handicap male for 2011
Pomeroys Pistol, winner of a graded stakes at Gulfstream Park earlier this year and coming off a solid effort in the Breeders' Cup, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Dec. 10.
Gary and Mary West's homebred Major Gain broke his maiden in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) Sept. 11, coming from off the pace to win by a length on the Arlington Polytrack.
Juveniles of both sexes take the spotlight Sept. 11 at Arlington Park with the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) and $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) sharing top billing on the nine-race card.
Daniel Sullivan, president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, announced that Giant Oak has been selected its 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Algonquin Posse||Scott Becker||
|Kip Berries||Thomas H. Swearingen||
|Missjeanlouise||Roger A. Brueggemann||
|Our Lady in Red||Richard R. Scherer||
|Royal Posh||Steve Manley||
|Sweet Lemon Chello||Paul Darjean||
|Third Chance||James P. DiVito||
|Wild Hope||Frank J. Kirby||
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