The Pennsylvania Horse of the Year was named last week, and the award went to Finest City. She also won the Champion Older Female and Champion Female Sprinter awards. The awards were unveiled as part of the 38th annual Iroquois Awards Banquet that was hosted by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association.
Finest City is the daughter of City Zip and was last year’s top state-bred runner, earning over $832,000 from eight starts. She won or placed in five graded stakes races. In addition to be named the Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, Finest City won the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) last year and also set the Los Alamitos track record when she won the Great Lady M Stakes (G2) in a time of 1:14.48.
Below is a list of the rest of the 2016 Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association award winners:
- 2-Year-Old Filly: Rose Tree 2-Year-Old Male: Downhill Racer
- 3-Year-Old Filly: Lucy N Ethel
- 3-Year-Old Male & Male Sprinter: Tom’s Ready
- Older Male: Page McKenney
- Female Turf Horse: Al’s Gal
- Male Turf Horse: Granny’s Kitten Broodmare of the Year: Be Envied
- Stallion of the Year: Jump Start
- Steeplechaser: Senior Senator
- PA Preferred: PA-Sired, PA-Bred Female: Disco Chick
- PA-Sired, PA-Bred Male & Leading Breeding Fund Recipient (Horse): Roxbury N Overton
- Leading Total Breeding Fund Recipient: Northview Stallion Station
- Leading Breeder Award Earner: Thomas G. McClay
- Leading Overall Breeder of Pennsylvania-Breds: Blackstone Farm