Louisiana Champions Announced

Ide was named 2009 stallion of the year by the LTBA.

Ide was named 2009 stallion of the year by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. The award is based on the earnings of his accredited Louisiana-bred offspring ($2,231,521) during 2009. Owned by The Ide Group, Ide stands at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La.

The breeder of the year honors, based on the amount of breeders’ awards earned in the calendar year, will be given to to Ryder’s Ryder River Ridge Farm, which had earnings of $276,240.

Award presentations will be made at the LTBA’s annual meeting at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots June 5.

According to a release, the other honorees, which were determined by a vote of the LTBA membership, are as follows:

Minit Towinit, Broodmare of the Year
Owner: Brittlyn Stable

Red Rally, 2-year-old male
Breeder: Cloyce Clark Jr.
Owners: Merrill R. Scherer, Dan Lynch, and  Ken Sentel

The Rumor's True, 2-year-old female
Breeders: David Meche and William Whitney
Owner: Northpointe Thoroughbreds

Milwaukee Miracle, 3-year-old male
Breeders: Tom Curtis and Wayne Simpson
Owner: Tom Curtis

Seven Seventythree, 3-year-old female
Breeder: Ryder River Ridge Farm
Owner: Heiligbrodt Racing Stable

Star Guitar , older male
Breeder/owner: Brittlyn Stable

Superior Storm, older female
Breeder: Jack Dickerson
Owner: Jac Mac Stable