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Champion Female Sprinter & Older Mare: Ami’s Mesa

Ami’s Mesa had a successful night at the 43rd annual Sovereign Awards ceremony, earning champion older female and champion female sprinter honours for her success in 2017, but one can’t help but wonder if she would have earned a third honour had her nose been in front of Bar of Gold’s in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Del Mar last November. Ami’s Mesa was named a finalist for Canadian Horse of the Year, but finished second in the voting to Pink Lloyd. Still, her impact on the night was felt not only in the divisions she won, but in several other divisions where her connections were nominated. Ami’s Mesa’s dam, Victorious Ami, earned a Sovereign Award for outstanding broodmare, while owner Ivan Dalos, breeder Tall Oaks Farm, trainer Josie Carroll, and jockey Luis Contreras were all named finalists in their respective divisions. Ami’s Mesa’s 2017…

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