Amadevil Named Ohio’s 2022 Horse Of The Year by Paulick Report Staff|01.30.2023|12:32pm Amadevil After another season of proving near-unbeatable within her home state, Amadevil was named 2022 Ohio-bred Horse of the Year by Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners. The 5-year-old daughter of Dominus won five of six starts during her 2022 campaign, and she went undefeated in the state of Ohio, racing for the partnership of Blue Snow Racing Stables and David Wolochuk, who also trains the horse. Chelsey Keiser rode Amadevil for each of her Ohio starts. Amadevil's season started in May at Thistledown, where she led at every point of call to take a six-furlong allowance race by 1 1/2 lengths. She followed up that victory a month later with a convincing 5 3/4-length score in the Best of Ohio Diana Stakes at Belterra Park. Following her score at Belterra, Amadevil ventured out to Saratoga Race course for the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap, marking both her first graded stakes attempt and her first start outside of her home state. After setting the pace through the opening quarter, jockey Jose Ortiz eased the filly, and she was vanned off due to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. Amadevil returned to her home state for her three remaining starts, all victories, including successful defenses of her 2021 scores in the Michael G. Mackey Memorial Angenora Stakes and Scarlet and Gray Handicap, both at Thistledown. In addition to earning Horse of the Year honors, Amadevil was also named Ohio's champion female sprinter. Amadevil's campaign also influenced several other Ohio awards in 2022, including both Stallion of the Year and Broodmare of the Year. Her sire, Dominus, stands at Duncan Farms in Warsaw, Ohio. He arrived in Ohio ahead of the 2022 breeding season after beginning his stud career in Kentucky at Spendthrift Farm. Amadevil was bred in Ohi0 by Imagine, out of the unraced Pulpit mare Preachette. Imagine acquired Preachette for $15,000 at the 2015 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, and Amadevil is her first foal to race. Following is a complete list of Ohio's 2022 year-end champions: Owner of the Year: Lowell Allen and W. John Bourke Breeder of the Year: Lowell Allen and W. John Bourke Trainer of the Year: Jeff Radosevich Horse of the Year: Amadevil Owner: Blue Snow Racing Stables and David Wolochuk Breeder: Imagine Trainer: David Wolochuk Stallion of the Year: Dominus Standing at: Duncan Farms Broodmare of the Year: Preachette Owner: Imagine Champion Handicap Horse: I Wanna Win Owner: Elkhorn Oaks, Inc. Breeder: Elkhorn Oaks, Inc. Trainer: James Jackson Champion Handicap Mare: I Recall Owner: Lowell Allen and W. John Bourke Breeder: Lowell Allen and W. John Bourke Trainer: W. John Bourke Champion Female Sprinter: Amadevil Owner: Blue Snow Racing Stables and David Wolochuk Breeder: Imagine Trainer: David Wolochuk Champion Male Sprinter: Dougie D Oro Owner: Jerry S. Sparks Breeder: Douglas Shanyfelt Trainer: Jerry S. Sparks Champion Accredited Male: Relish the Ride Owner: Aurora Racing Breeder: Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm Trainer: Jeff Radosevich Champion Accredited Female: Aunt Bee Owner: Built Wright Stables LLC Breeder: Hal Snowden Jr. Trainer: Norman L. Cash Ohio Bred Claimer of the Year: Aunt Bee Owner: Built Wright Stables LLC Breeder: Hal Snowden Jr. Trainer: Norman L. Cash Champion 3-Year-Old Male: Country Club Bobby Owner: Bruce Ryan Breeder: Bruce Ryan Trainer: Jeff Radosevich Champion 3-Year-Old Filly: R Three Angels Owner: Jason DaCosta Breeder: CFP Thoroughbreds LLC Trainer: Jason DaCosta Champion 2-Year-Old Male: Fair and Square Owner: WinStar Farm LLC and Blazing Meadows Farm LLC Breeder: WinStar Farm LLC and Blazing Meadows Farm LLC Trainer: Timothy E. Hamm Champion 2-Year-Old Filly: Back to Ohio Owner: Patricia's Hope LLC Breeder: Trail M Boarding and Guest Farm Trainer: Larry Rivelli OTBO Award of Merit: Jeff Radosevich reaching the 3000-win milestone.