OTOBA Names 2008 Oregon Champions

Ex Mountain Cop took top honors as Oregon Horse of the YEar and champion older male.

(Edited press release)

Ex Mountain Cop was named 2008 Oregon Horse of the Year and champion older male at the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association’s Annual Awards Banquet March 7 at Portland Meadows.

The son of Ex Mark The Cop—Dubakella Mountain, by Kleven won last year’s Oregon Sprint Championship and Inaugural Handicap at Portland Meadows. Owned and bred by Maynard Davis and Richard Novak, he is trained by Jonathan Nance.

Other 2008 award winners are as follows:

Catalina Harbor, 2-year-old female
Owner/breeder: Bar C Racing Stable
Trainer: Jim Fergason

Chief Jafatica, 2-year-old male
Breeder: Bar C Racing Stable Inc
Owner: D.H. Walker
Trainer: Jim Fergason

Jimbos Fire Ant, 3-year-old female
Breeder/owners: James and Carol Owens
Trainer: Ben Root

Delegocho, 3-year-old male
Breeder: Aaron and Marie Jones
Owner: Margaret Root and the Horseplayers Club
Trainer: Ben Root

Silver Patrona, older female
Breeder/owner: B Bar C Racing Stable and Melodie Bultena
Trainer: Jim Fergason

Baquero, sire
Owner: Dr. & Mrs. Jack Root Jr.
Stands at: Oakhurst Thoroughbreds near Newberg, Ore.

Dubakella Mountain, broodmare
Owner: Maynard Davis and Richard Novak

Dr. and Mrs. Mylon Buck, Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association award winners\

Dr. and Mrs. Jack Root, breeders