Star Guitar

Star Guitar

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Star Guitar Three-Peats as Louisiana HOTY

Brittlyn Stables' homebred Star Guitar is trained by Al Stall Jr.

For the third consecutive year, Brittlyn Stable homebred Star Guitar has been honored as Louisiana Horse of the Year.

The now-7-year-old son of Quiet American--Init Towinit was successful in all six of his 2011 outings while earning $449,904. Including two wins from as many starts in 2012, Star Guitar has compiled a record of 23-0-2 from 29 starts, with 21 stakes victories, and has earned $1,689,862 for trainer Al Stall Jr.

Star Guitar and other Louisiana champions from 2011 were honored June 9 during the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s annual meeting at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La.

Leading breeder honors went to Foxwood Plantation and the state’s leading stallion for 2011 was Leestown, a son of Seattle Slew who died in late 2008 at Red River Farms. X Strawdnair, Brittlyn Stable’s daughter of Malagra whose four stakes winners from six horses to race include 2011 Louisiana-bred champion 2-year-old male Beanwah'smachine, was named broodmare of the year.

The complete list of Louisiana champions for 2011:

2-year-old Colt or Gelding: Beanwah'smachine
Successful Appeal —X Strawdnair
Owner-breeder: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.

2-Year-Old Filly: Little Ms. Protocol
El Corredor—Character Builder
Owner-breeder: Coteau Grove Farms LLC

3-Year-Old Filly: Love Not Lost
Lost Soldier—Seattle Savoy
Breeder: Charles Hicks
Owner: Tri-Star Racing LLC

3-Year-Old Colt or Gelding: Populist Politics
Don't Get Mad—Cedar Summer
Breeder: B. Wayne Hughes
Owners: Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence

4-Year-Old and Up Filly or Mare: Speedacious
2007, Yankee Gentleman —Blushing Trish
Breeder: Elm Tree Farm LLC
Owner: Carl Moore Management LLC

Horse of the Year/4-Year-Old and Up Male: Star Guitar 
2005, Quiet American—Init Towinit
Owner-breeder: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.

Broodmare of the Year: X Strawdnair
Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc.

Stallion of the Year: Leestown
Owner: Leestown Syndicate

Leading Breeder: Foxwood Plantation
William Boorhem