Heros Reward Cleans Up in Maryland

Heros Reward Cleans Up in Maryland
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2007 Eclipse Award-winning steeplechaser Good Night Shirt was honored with similar divisional honors by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

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

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