From the Maryland Horse Breeders Association
Heros Reward was named 2007 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, as well as champion older male, sprinter, and turf runner, in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
Bred by Gretchen Mobberley at her Summer Hill Farm in West Friendship, Md., Heros Reward, a gelded son of Partner’s Hero—Lifes Passage, by Caveat, is owned by Robert Haynes and Jayne Marie Slysz.
In 12 consecutive turf sprints beginning in October 2006, Heros Reward registered a half-dozen wins, five seconds, and only one off-the-board finish. He scored his big victories last year’s Baltimore City Turf Sprint and the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine. He has earned $543,616.
Other Maryland Horse Breeders Association divisional champions include:
Good Night Shirt, Eclipse Award-winning steeplechaser
Owner: Harold Via
Trainer: Jack Fisher
Breeder: Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman
Moon Catcher, leading earner, 3-year-old filly
Owner: Chuck Zacney’s CJZ Racing Stable and Tim Richey
Trainer: Tim Richey
Breeders: Albert and Randy Cohen; A. Ferris Allen III
Silmaril, older female
Owner/breeders: Stephen Quick and Christopher Feifarek
Trainer: Christopher Grove
Ready’s Image, 2-year-old male
Owner: James Scatuorchio
Trainer: Todd Pletcher.
Breeder: David and Jo Ann Hayden’s Dark Hollow Farm
Ask the Moon, 2-year-old filly
Owner: Millicent Johnsen
Trainer: Edward Allard.
Breeder: Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes and the Pons family’s Country Life Farm
Steve’s Double, 3-year-old male
Owner: Stephanie and Art Preston’s Oxbow Racing
Trainer: Ronny Werner.
Breeder: Jess and Sharon Sweely’s Acorn Hill Farm