OTBO Announces 2009 Champions
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Slides Choice, Ohio-bred Horse of the Year and 3-year-old female

The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners will honor the 2009 state-bred Horse of the Year and divisional champions at their annual awards banquet to be held in May at River Downs.

The film “Here’s to the Winners” produced by Bob Roberts and Mark Wadowski will be shown at the banquet. Following are the 2009 honorees:

Slides Choice, Horse of the Year and 3-year-old female
Owner: Mary Crawford and Gerald Brown
Trainer: Tim Hamm
Breeder: Stephen Cronenwett

Noneofyourbeeswax, 2-year-old female
Owner: Wire-to-Wire Racing
Trainer: Mike Rone
Breeder: Fair Winds Farm

Busha', accredited male
Owner: Wire-to-Wire Racing
Trainer: Mike Rone
Breeder: Fair Winds Farm

Mercer Mill, stallion
Stands at: Kimpton and Lori Williams’ Fair Winds Farm

Indian Ink, handicap mare and accredited female
Owners/breeders: Fair Winds Farm
Trainer: Mike Rone

Catlaunch, handicap horse
Owner/breeder: Ron Fields
Trainer: Ivan Vazquez

Thats a Heckofacat, 2-year-old male
Owner/breeder: Barbara Johnson
Trainer: William Cowans

Hurley's Way, 3-year-old male
Owner: Double M Foster Stable
Trainer: William Cowans
Breeders: Pine Ridge Farm and Brereton Jones

Tri uimet, sprinter
Owner: Gerald Silver
Trainer: Jeff Radosevich
Breeder: Harold Queen

Tim Hamm of Blazing Meadows Farm, owner of the year

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