Vannacide Named Colorado Horse of the Year

The Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association announced 2009 award winners June 12.

Vannacide, a 9-year old mare by Slewacide, received Colorado Horse of the Year honors from the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colo. June 12.

Owned and bred by Bill Vanlandingham, Vannacide's 2009 earnings reached $57,915, making his lifetime earnings $245,162.

Trained by Kenneth Gleason throughout her career, Vannacide also was named champion older mare. She is out of the Prosperantes mare Anna Leigh.

Top stallion honors were awarded to Oliver’s Twist for the third consecutive year, with 2009 progeny earnings of $175,447. He stands at Linda Wood’s Menoken Farms. 

Willard Burbach took top breeder honors with '09 earnings of $133,135.

Other awards from the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association include:

Broodmare of the Year: Anna Leigh (by Prosperantes) 

Older male: Santaquin
Breeder and owner: Phyllis Castor

Three-year-old female: Notimetobemad
Breeder: Diana Lashmet, Owner: Bill Stivers

Three year old male: Concordes Saint
Breeder and owner:  Howard Petersen

Two-year-old female: Vanasee
Breeder and owner: Bill Vanlandingham

Two-year-old male: E F Five

Breeder and owner: Linda Robertson

Owner of the year: Tangarae Farms/Annette Bishop, Jerry and Beverly Slaughter