It was a night filled with fun, friendship and celebration as the CTHS honoured its 2010 Ontario-Bred champions at its 29th Annual CTHS Awards held at Copper Creek Golf Club on June 4th.
The event recognized Dom Romeo’s Terra Farms Ltd. as 2010 Breeder of the Year and Macdonald Benson, noted Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, as this year’s recipient of the Blood-Horse Mint Julep Cup. Other highlights included the presentation of 100 awards to the breeders of Ontario-Bred Black Type Stakes winners of 2010.
Four stallions received awards based on their 2010 earnings of eligible progeny, with 1st place presented to Bold Executive, 2nd place to Where’s The Ring, and 3rd place to Trajectory. The award for 2010 Top 1st Crop Ontario Sire was presented to Old Forester.
Arosa Farms and Fieldstone Farms Inc. were both recognized for their 25-year contribution to the Thoroughbred breeding industry, while Sam-Son Farms received The Jockey Club of Canada Award for 2010 as Leading Owner in Ontario. Vet med student Amanda Marsella was recognized as the 2010 Gillian Luxton M.D Scholarship Recipient. A silent auction also took place during the evening, the proceeds from which were donated by members of the industry going to the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.
The staff and directors of the CTHS would like to congratulate the outstanding breeders of 2010 and extend a special thank you to the sponsors and silent auction donors for their kind generosity, as well as everyone who came out to support this exciting event.
For a complete listing of the CTHS Awards, please visit our website at www.cthsont.com/awards.php.