Turtle Bird Stable’s Haynesfield, winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) in 2010, has been honored as New York-bred Horse of the Year for the second year in a row.
The New York-bred winners, as voted by New York Turf writers, chart callers, and other eligible voters, were honored at the annual awards banquet held April 11 at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. New York Racing Association track announcer Tom Durkin served as master of ceremonies.
Bred by Barry Weisbord and Margaret Santulli, Haynesfield won half of his six starts last year while earning $749,300. In addition to his grade I win, the son of Speightstown won the Suburban Handicap (gr. II) and finished second in the Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I).
Trained by Steve Asmussen, Haynesfield has won nine of 15 career starts and earned $1,166,981 through 2010. He was also honored as champion older male.
Franny Freud, sired by New York stallion Freud , was also honored with two championship titles for 2010--top male sprinter and the unanimous choice as top 3-year-old filly.
Vivien Malloy, whose Edition Farm bred Japanese grade I winner A Shin Forward, was voted the 2010 New York Breeder of the Year.
New York-bred champions for 2010:
Horse of the Year: Haynesfield
Two-Year-Old Male: Bug Juice
Two-Year-Old Filly: Final Mesa
Three-Year-Old Male: Friend Or Foe
Three-Year-Old Filly: Franny Freud
Older Male: Haynesfield
Older Female: Rightly So
Turf Male: Get Serious
Turf Female: Khancord Kid
Male Sprinter: Silver Timber
Female Sprinter: Franny Freud
Steeplechase Horse: Sunshine Numbers
Broodmare of the Year: Fit Right In
The Non-Equine Honorees of 2010 are:
New York Breeder of the Year: Edition Farm/Vivien Malloy
New York Trainer of the Year: Linda Rice
New York Jockey of the Year: Ramon Dominguez