Zoellner is Oklahoma Breeder of the Year

Oklahoma champions honored at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Robert Zoellner of Rockin Z Ranch was honored with The Blood-Horse Julep Cup as Oklahoma breeder of the year when the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma held its awards banquet.

The event, held Aug. 9 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, honored state-bred 2012 champions and included a live auction.

Among the horses honored Friday night was Zoellner's multiple stakes-winning mare She's All In, a daughter of Include  who has won or placed in 25 of 35 starts and earned $991,502. Most recently, the Oklahoma-bred mare finished second to champion Royal Delta in the Delaware Handicap (gr. I).

The Oklahoma champions (with pedigree and owner) honored were:

2-Year-Old Filly: Motivare
Mr. TriestPelusada; owners, Phil Hoedebeck, Jr., and Pat Sheetz

2-Year-Old Colt or Gelding: Jump and Go
Jump Start Princess Jen; owner, Beverly Lewis

3-Year-Old Filly: Lady Jensen
Bob and JohnHeather's Dance; owner, Kelly Thiesing

3-Year-Old Colt or Gelding: Z Rockstar
Rockport HarborNasty Little Star; owner, Robert H. Zoellner

Thoroughbred Racing Stock: Lady Jensen
Bob and JohnHeather's Dance; owner, Kelly Thiesing

Thoroughbred Mare: She's All In
Include Georgia; owner, Robert H. Zoellner

Thoroughbred Stallion/Gelding: Fifth Date
Cherokee FiveMiss Owl's Affair; owner Danny Caldwell

Oklahoma-Bred Thoroughbred Mixed Meet: Line Piper
National SaintEmbers to Ashes; owner, P. D. Whittenberg

Female Sprinter: Miss Natalie
FistfiteOt's the Berries; owner Gar Oil Corp.

Male Sprinter: Okie Ride
Candy Ride
Tic Tic; owner, Richter Family Trust

Female Turf Runner: Skedee
Phuri Dai; owners, Poteet and Lowder

Male Turf Runner: Ridge Road
FistfiteNew Direction; owner Boyd Caster

Sire of Thoroughbred Racing Stock: Evansville Slew

Owner of Thoroughbred Racing Stock: Richter Family Trust

Dam of Thoroughbred Racing Stock: Miss Owl's Affair

Breeder of Thoroughbred Racing Stock: Robert Zoellner

Owner of Sires of Thoroughbred Racing Stock: Stallions LLC

Claimer of the Year: Fifth Date; owner, Danny Caldwell

Tenacious Award: Steven Foster