The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey has named New Farm homebred Rainbow Heir, a winner of two stakes races last year, the New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year for 2014.
Favored Merry Meadow turned what was shaping up as a match race on the turn into a romping 9 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 14 at Gulfstream Park.
Homebred Merry Meadow, winner of the Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) for trainer Mark Hennig, is the 121-pound highweight in a field of seven entered for the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Feb. 14 at Gulfstream Park.
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New Farm's Rainbow Heir, who is being pointed to the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), blew away the opposition in the $57,000 New Jersey Breeders Handicap Sept. 6 at Monmouth Park.
State-bred runners will have their day Sept. 6 when Monmouth Park hosts the New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival, which includes four $60,000 stakes.
Better Lucky, a dual grade I winner on turf who won her first start on dirt in more than two years last month at Saratoga Race Course, returns to the upstate New York oval for the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23.
Daniel J. Lopez's Geeky Gorgeous, a winner of three stakes races last year, has been named New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year for 2013.
Odds-on choice Meeker Avenue nosed out Laila's Jazz at the wire and Kelli Got Frosty got up in the final strides as they won their respective divisions of the New York Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds Nov. 11 at Aqueduct.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Champagne Rain||Tina Cole-Davis||
|Geeky Gorgeous||Daniel J. Lopez||
|More Than a Party||Edwin T. Broome||
|P J's Superego||Joseph F. Orseno||
|Pinot Grigio||J. Willard Thompson||
|World Gone Wright||Robert G. Smith||
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