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.
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|
|Claudia's Mingun||Christie Grisham||
|Lasting Bubbles||Martin Peek||
|Lillie Abbie||Jim Meyaard||
|Mescaleress||Jerimiah W. West||
|Patty's Pride||Bobby A. Jenkins||
|Perfect Meadow||Jack A. Bruner||
|Shannon' Phavorite||Joyce Salisbury||
|Shezararebird||Michael R. Whitelaw||
|Smiles Golden Song||Larry Stroope||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Downthedustyroad Breeder's S.||OP|
|Colonel Power Overnight S.||FG|
|Daisy Devine S.||FG|
|Mineshaft H. (G3)||FG|