Star Guitar Three-Peats as Louisiana HOTY
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 6/21/2012 1:08:47 PM
Last Updated: 6/22/2012 5:14:58 PM

Star Guitar
Photo: Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr.

For the third consecutive year, Brittlyn Stable homebred Star Guitar has been honored as Louisiana Horse of the Year.

The now-7-year-old son of Quiet American--Init Towinit was successful in all six of his 2011 outings while earning $449,904. Including two wins from as many starts in 2012, Star Guitar has compiled a record of 23-0-2 from 29 starts, with 21 stakes victories, and has earned $1,689,862 for trainer Al Stall Jr.

Star Guitar and other Louisiana champions from 2011 were honored June 9 during the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s annual meeting at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La.

Leading breeder honors went to Foxwood Plantation and the state’s leading stallion for 2011 was Leestown, a son of Seattle Slew who died in late 2008 at Red River Farms. X Strawdnair, Brittlyn Stable’s daughter of Malagra whose four stakes winners from six horses to race include 2011 Louisiana-bred champion 2-year-old male Beanwah'smachine, was named broodmare of the year.

The complete list of Louisiana champions for 2011:

2-year-old Colt or Gelding: Beanwah'smachine
Successful Appeal  —X Strawdnair
Owner-breeder: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.

2-Year-Old Filly: Little Ms. Protocol
El Corredor  —Character Builder
Owner-breeder: Coteau Grove Farms LLC

3-Year-Old Filly: Love Not Lost
Lost Soldier—Seattle Savoy
Breeder: Charles Hicks
Owner: Tri-Star Racing LLC

3-Year-Old Colt or Gelding: Populist Politics
Don't Get Mad—Cedar Summer
Breeder: B. Wayne Hughes
Owners: Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence

4-Year-Old and Up Filly or Mare: Speedacious
2007, Yankee Gentleman  —Blushing Trish
Breeder: Elm Tree Farm LLC
Owner: Carl Moore Management LLC

Horse of the Year/4-Year-Old and Up Male: Star Guitar  
2005, Quiet American—Init Towinit
Owner-breeder: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.

Broodmare of the Year: X Strawdnair
Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc.

Stallion of the Year: Leestown
Owner: Leestown Syndicate

Leading Breeder: Foxwood Plantation
William Boorhem

 



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