New England Turf Writers Announce 2004 Champions

Edited release

The New England Turf Writers Association has selected its champions for 2004. The annual awards dinner will take place after the 2005 New England live racing season begins at Suffolk Downs next spring.

The divisional champions and other award winners are:
2-year-old colt – Three and Two
2-year-old filly – Cape Cod Rose
3-year-old colt – Senor Ladd
3-year-old filly – Lady Beelzebub
Older male – Milky Way Guy
Older female – Quick Smoke
Sprinter – Senor Ladd
Joseph E. Carney Memorial Award - Turf male - Milky Way Guy
Joseph E. Carney Memorial Award - Turf female – Laredo Lil
Cliff Sundberg Memorial Award - New England-bred – Senor Ladd
Special Achievement: Jockey Stewart Elliott and horses Aly's Leader, Ask Queenie, Crypto Dixie, and Kipper's an Angel
Eli Chiat Jockey Award – Winston Thompson
Gerry Sullivan Trainer Award – John Rigattieri
Lou Smith Memorial Award for yearly achievement – Glen Kozak and Steve Pini
Sam McCracken Award for lifetime achievement - Ron Dandy

The winner of the James B. Moseley Award for Horse of the Year will be announced at the awards dinner.