Ramseys named top owner, breeder at TOBA Awards Dinner

Ken and Sarah Ramsey took home a pair of major awards, National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year, at Friday evening's Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's (TOBA's) 27th Annual National Awards Dinner at the Keeneland Ent

Ken and Sarah Ramsey took home a pair of major awards, National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year, at Friday evening's Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's (TOBA's) 27th Annual National Awards Dinner at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Indiana-based partnership of Robert Gorham and Mast Thoroughbreds LLC was named the National Small Breeder of the Year.

The TOBA Awards Dinner, hosted by two-time Eclipse Award winner Tom Leach, takes place every year in Kentucky and acknowledges the accomplishments of Thoroughbred owners and breeders around the country. Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 23 states were honored Friday.

In addition, the Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year award was presented to the owner of the ex-Thoroughbred racehorse that has accumulated the most points in competition, as tracked by the United States Equestrian Federation. Nicole Oliynyk's Sea Walker received the award.

A complete list of winners is as follows:

  • Eastern Region Owner of the Year: Repole Stable
  • Midwestern Region Owner of the Year: Ken and Sarah Ramsey
  • Southern Region Owner of the Year: Team Valor International
  • Western Region Owner of the Year: Arnold Zetcher
  • State Breeders of the Year:

  • Ken Robinette, Alabama
  • Triple AAA Ranch (Richard Owens), Arizona
  • Old English Rancho (Bud and Judy Johnson), California
  • White Fox Farm (Dewey and Karen White), Georgia
  • Team Block (David and Patricia Block), Illinois
  • Robert Gorham and Mast Thoroughbreds LLC, Indiana
  • Sandra Rasmussen, Iowa
  • Ralph Lilja, Kansas
  • Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Kentucky
  • Allen Peltier, Louisiana
  • Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman, Maryland
  • Kenneth Posco, Massachusetts
  • Curtis Sampson, Minnesota
  • Bright View Farm (Christine Connelly), New Jersey
  • Sam E. Stevens, New Mexico
  • Chester and Mary Broman, New York
  • Hubert Vester, Jr. North Carolina
  • Debra Quarne, North Dakota
  • Ryland and Jo Ann Harwood, Oregon
  • Henry Carroll, South Carolina
  • Edward P. Evans, Virginia
  • Michael and Amy Feuerborn, Washington
  • Jeff and Susan Runco, West Virginia
  • Canadian Breeder of the Year:

  • Gardiner Farms
  • National Broodmare of the Year:

  • Oatsee owned by Len Riggio's My Meadowview Farm
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