Smith Honored as Top South Carolina Breeder

Veteran horseman earns the Othniel Wienges Award given to the state's top breeder.

South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association honored its 2012 award recipients at its annual banquet in Camden Jan. 12.

Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell was the keynote speaker.

Franklin "Goree" Smith was honored with the Othniel Wienges Award presented annually to South Carolina's leading breeder, and SCTOBA president Lee Christian was presented with the Frank Whiteley Award to recognize his outstanding service to the organization. Smith has won the breeders' award several times.

Smith's homebred filly Nag Nag Nag was named  the state's top 3-year-old filly. Nag Nag Nag was a five-length winner of a maiden event at Colonial Downs. The dam of Nag Nag Nag, Havin' a Moan, garnered year-end honors as a South Carolina champion in the past.

Kendrick Wright's homebred  Peter G was named top older male. Peter G won an allowance race at Charles Town.

For the second year in a row, Laurence Stoney Jr.'s Cat o' Nine Tails was honored as South Carolina's champion older mare. Cat o' Nine Tails already has registered a win in 2013 to increase her lifetime earnings to $170,127. In 2012, Cat o' Nine Tails was stakes-placed and registered an allowance win at Charles Town.