Fiftyshadesofgold has been named the 2014 Texas Horse of the Year as well as the state's champion 3-year-old filly, the Texas Thoroughbred Association announced Jan. 21.
Jockey David Cabrera started the Lone Star Park meet as an apprentice rider and finished as a journeyman with a stand-leading total of 65 wins as the Texas track's 18th spring meet came to an end July 12.
Special Rate, who ranks among the top 10 stallions in Texas, has been moved to Sue Dowling's Stoneview Farm near Hempstead, Texas, for the 2014 breeding season.
Rose Mary Chandler, owner/breeder of 2011 Texas Horse of the Year Skip a Smile, and the owners and breeders of five other Texas-bred divisional champions were honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Nine juvenile fillies make their graded-stakes debuts in the $500,000 Delta Downs Princess (gr. III) Nov. 20, with undefeated All About Allie starting on the far outside.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Circustown Rose||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Contucky Dirt||Danny Pish||
|Cowgirl N Up||Caroline Dodwell||
|Im a Bear||Jack A. Bruner||
|Lasting Bubbles||Kevin Peek||
|Nurse Goodnight||Allen Milligan||
|Patty's Pride||Bobby A. Jenkins||
|Platinum Song||Randy Mayfield||
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