Toussaud, the Dam of Empire Maker, Top Kentucky Broodmare

War Emblem, a 2002 Eclipse Award winner who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was named Horse of the Year and outstanding 3-year-old male by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.

The organization also paid tribute to Juddmonte Farms' blue hen mare Toussaud as top broodmare. Toussaud, a 14-year-old homebred daughter of El Gran Senor out of the In Reality mare Image of Reality, is the second Juddmonte broodmare to win top honors. Juddmonte, owned by Khalid Abdullah, won 1997 honors with Slightly Dangerous.

Toussaud is the dam of grade I winners Chester House, Honest Lady, Chiselling, and Empire Maker, plus grade II winner Decarchy, from her six foals of racing age. Empire Maker, the farm's current start, became a grade I winner this year by winning the Florida Derby (gr. I), then added the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) to his list of accomplishments. He reigns as favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Toussaud produced a Kingmambo filly this year and was bred to A.P. Indy.

Following are the KTOB 2002 champions and their 2002 credentials:

Horse of the Year and 3-Year-Old Male
War Emblem (Our Emblem--Sweetest Lady, by Lord At War)
Bred by Charles Nuckols Jr. and Sons
Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old male. Won Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Preakness S. (gr. I), Haskell Invitational H. (gr. I), etc. Earned $3,455,000.

Two-Year-Old Filly
Storm Flag Flying (Storm Cat--My Flag, by Easy Goer)
Bred by Phipps Stable
Eclipse Award winner. Won Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), Frizette S. (gr. I), Matron S. (gr. I). Earned $967,000.

Two-Year-Old Male
Vindication (Seattle Slew--Strawberry Reason, by Strawberry Road)
Bred by Payson Stud
Eclipse Award winner. Won Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), Kentucky Cup Juvenile S. (gr. III). Earned $680,950.

Three-Year-Old Filly
Bred by Payson Stud
Farda Amiga (Broad Brush--Fly North, by Pleasant Colony)
Eclipse Award winner. Won Alabama S. (gr. I), Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Earned $1,248,902.

Older Female
Azeri (Jade Hunter--Zodiac Miss, by Ahonoora)
Bred by Allen Paulson.
Eclipse Award-winning Horse of the Year and champion older female. Won Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), Apple Blossom H. (gr. I), Santa Margarita Invitational H. (gr. I), Vanity H. (gr. I), Milady Breeders' Cup H. (gr. I), etc. Earned $2,181,540.

Older Male
Left Bank (French Deputy--Marshesseaux, by Dr. Blum)
Bred by Fletcher Gray and John Youngblood
Eclipse-Award-winning older male. Won Whitney H. (gr. I), etc. Earned $626,146.

Turf Female
Astra (Theatrical--Savannah Slew, by Seattle Slew)
Bred by Allen Paulson.
Won Gamely Breeders' Cup H. (gr. IT), Beverly Hills H. (gr. IT), etc. Earned $758,000.

Turf Male
Good Journey (Nureyev--Chimes of Freedom, by Private Account).
Bred by Flaxman Holdings
Won Atto Mile S. (Can-IT), Firecracker Breeders' Cup H. (gr. IIT), etc. Earned $1,247,665.

Orientate (Mt. Livermore--Dream Team, by Cox's Ridge)
Bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds
Eclipse Award-winning sprinter. Won NAPA Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), Forego H. (gr. I), etc.

Flat Top (Alleged--Lady of the Light, by The Minstrel)
Bred by Landon Knight
Eclipse Award-winning steeplechaser. Won Breeders' Cup Steeplechase S. (NSA-I), Colonial Cup Hurdle S. (NSA-I). Earned $237,831.

Racing Abroad
Nayef (Gulch--Height of Fashion, by Bustino)
Bred by Shadwell Farm
Champion older male in Dubai. Won Juddmonte International (Eng-I), Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I). Earned $1.897,935.

Broodmare of the Year

P.A.B. Widener Award
Allen Paulson

William C. Coman Humanitarian Award
Alice Chandler (Mill Ridge Farm)

Charles W. Engelhard Award
TVG Network

Hardboot Breeders Award
Charles Nuckols Jr. (Nuckols Farm)

TOBA Award
Juddmonte Farms (Khalid Abdullah)

Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund Leaders:

Sire of the Year
Storm Cat

Earner of the Year
Pure Prize

Trainer of the Year
Bernard Flint

Breeder of the Year/Owner of the Year
Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)