Edtied press release
The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association held its 23rd annual awards banquet Aug. 2 to announce its 2007 state-bred champions. Not surprisingly, the Horse of the Year, older male, and turf runner awards went to last year’s NetJets Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Kip Deville, who is now the all-time leading accredited Oklahoma-bred runner.
Kip Deville had a tremendous 2007, earning $1,965,780 through seven races while posting three wins, a second, and a third. In addition to his Breeders’ Cup victory, Kip Deville also scored in the Frank E. Konroe Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park and the Maker’s Mark Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
Other winners included: Nakala, 2-year-old filly; Picaso, 2-year-old male; Midsummer Magic, 3-year-old female; and T.D. Jaguar Jones, 3 year old male.
The older female award went to D Fine Okie, while both Marq French and Laura’s Last Music were selected as the co-champion sprinters.
The Blood-Horse Mint Julep and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Award winner as the leading breeder in Oklahoma went to Center Hills Farm, owned Dr. Warren Center, who bred champions T.D. Jaguar Jones and Kip Deville. Center Hills Farm stallion Kipling was named the winner of the Thoroughbred Times Stallion of the Year award.
Center Hills Farm completed the sweep for breeding awards when the operation’s deceased mare Klodike Kaytie, the dam of Kip Deville, was named broodmare of the year.