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Muscle Hill Is Canada's Horse Of The Year

Saturday, January 30, 2010  By: Harness Edge

Muscle Hill's undefeated three-year-old season was enough to get him not only the O'Brien Award in his division, but also the Horse of the Year crown on Saturday night.

Muscle Hill, who finished the season 12-for-12, made three starts in Canada, winning his elimination and the final of the Canadian Trotting Classic and then the Breeders Crown at Woodbine. Trained by Greg Peck, the son of Muscles Yankee also counted the Hambletonian, World Trotting Derby, and Kentucky Futurity among his wins in the United States.

All the winners on the night continue below.

Horse of the Year

Muscle Hill (Muscles Yankee-Yankee Blondie)
2009 summary: 12–12-0-0 ($2,501,381)
Breeder: Winbak Farm
Owners: Jerry Silva, TLP Stable, Southwind Farm, and Muscle Hill Racing LLC
Trainer: Greg Peck
Driver: Brian Sears

Trainer of the Year

Casie Coleman

Driver of the Year

Jody Jamieson

Armstrong Breeder of the Year

Diane Ingham and Harry Rutherford

Older Trotting Horse

San Pail (San Pellegrino-Village Beauty)
2009 summary: 24–12-4-1 ($730,250)
Breeder: Glenn Van Camp
Owners: Glenn Van Camp and Rodney Hughes
Trainer: Rodney Hughes
Driver: Randy Waples

Older Pacing Horse

Bigtime Ball (Presidential Ball–Keystone Trinidad)
2009 summary: 21–14-5-0 ($496,692)
Breeders: Gord Irwin and Murray Ross
Owner: Irwin Stables Inc.
Trainer: Gord Irwin
Driver: Paul MacDonell

Older Trotting Mare

Classic Lane (Lindy Lane-Heartland Classic)
2009 summary: 25–6-9-1 ($479,685)
Breeder: Dunroven Stud
Owners: Robert and Lauren Tucker
Trainer: Ed Lohmeyer
Drivers: Steve Condren and Mike Lachance

Older Pacing Mare

Dreamfair Eternal (Camluck-J Cs Nathalie)
2009 summary: 31–17-7-2 ($622,420)
Breeders: John and Mary Lamers
Owners: John and Mary Lamers
Trainer: Pat Fletcher
Drivers: Tony Kerwood and Randy Waples

Three-Year-Old Trotting Male

Muscle Hill (Muscles Yankee-Yankee Blondie)
2009 summary: 12–12-0-0 ($2,501,381)
Breeder: Winbak Farm
Owners: Jerry Silva, TLP Stable, Southwind Farm, and Muscle Hill Racing LLC
Trainer: Greg Peck
Driver: Brian Sears

Three-Year-Old Pacing Male

Well Said (Western Hanover-Must See)
2009 summary: 14–10-0-1 ($2,089,693)
Breeders: Steve Jones and Fair Winds Farm Inc.
Owners: Jeffrey Snyder and Lothlorien
Trainer: Steve Elliott
Driver: Ron Pierce

Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly

Elusive Desire (Angus Hall-Valley Amber)
2009 summary: 18–11-2-3 ($890,444)
Breeder: Valley High Stable
Owners: PC Wellwood Enterprises Inc., Robert Fasken, and Charles Armstrong
Trainer: Mike Keeling
Driver: Paul MacDonell

Two-Year-Old Trotting Male

Il Villaggio (Yankee Glide-Dance To Market)
2009 summary: 8–6-0-0 ($488,183)
Breeders: Harry Rutherford and Diane Ingham
Owners: Brittany Farms, Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., and Il Villaggio Partners
Trainer: Erv Miller
Driver: Tim Tetrick

Two-Year-Old Pacing Male

Sportswriter (Artsplace-Precious Beauty)
2009 summary: 8–7-1-0 ($875,411)
Breeder: James Avritt
Owners: Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stable
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Driver: Mark MacDonald

Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly

Poof Shes Gone (Kadabra-Travelin Superlite)
2009 summary: 12–10-1-1 ($1,076,326)
Breeder: Tara Hills Stud Ltd.
Owners: Mel Hartman, Herb Liverman, David McDuffee, and John Fielding
Trainer: Richard Norman
Driver: Dave Miller

Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly

Fancy Filly (Western Hanover-Fanciful Hanover)
2009 summary: 12–10-1-1 ($840,926)
Breeders: Emerald Highlands Farm and W.J. Sprow
Owners: George Teague JR Inc., Ted Gewertz, and Only Money Inc.
Trainers: George Teague, Jr. and Brenda Teague
Drivers: Corey Callahan and Brian Sears

O'Brien Award Of Horsemanship

Per Henriksen

Outstanding Photograph

Jody Jamieson and John Campbell by Claus Andersen, The Canadian Sportsman

Outstanding Broadcast

Horse Racing Alberta's feature on Tajma Hall

Outstanding Written Work

"No Holds Barred" by Andrew Cohen, Trot Magazine

Cam Fella Award

Ross Galbraith