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Greek Geek Named Alberta’s 2021 Horse Of The Year

Greek Geek, Alberta’s 2021 Horse of the Year.

The achievements of the Alberta Thoroughbred industry were celebrated in person at the Night of Champions held on Friday, May 6 at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in Nisku, Alberta.

After an absence of two years, over 100 people filled the Paddock Room representing breeders, owners, trainers and backstretch to enjoy the dinner, awards and dancing entertainment.

Master of ceremonies, Ken Gee, got the evening underway with greetings from chief executive officer of Horse Racing Alberta, Kent Verlik, who discussed the best path forward for horse racing in Alberta with the new stakeholder engagement and appeals process. Verlik thanked the industry “for your dedication and passion for the sport of horse racing in Alberta.”

The dinner and entertainment were followed by the award presentations with Greek Geek winning all four of the categories he was eligible for including Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter, Champion Older Horse and Champion Alberta bred.

The Misremembered gelding earned $174,400 last season with seven wins from nine starts including four stakes; the Alberta Breeders' Handicap, the CTHS Sales Stake, the Century Mile Handicap and the Don Getty Handicap. Greek Geek established a new track record on Aug. 15, 2021 over 1 1/16 miles with a time of 1:42.36. Greek Geek is a 2018 CTHS Alberta sale graduate bred by Moonshine Meadow Ranch and owned by Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd.

Highfield Investment Group Inc. was named leading breeder for the second consecutive year with Highfield-bred runners earning $420,276 from 15 wins last season.

The 2021 Alberta Thoroughbred horse category award winners are listed below:

Champion Claimer – The H.B.P.A. Trophy – Dune d'Oro

Champion Sprinter – The Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Trophy – Greek Geek

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly – The Dwight McLellan Memorial Trophy – Oneofthemgirls

Champion 2-Year-Old Colt – The Rocky Mountain Turf Club Trophy – Asyoubelieve

Champion 3-Year-Old Filly – The Dave Kapchinsky Memorial Trophy, Sponsored by Paddockhurst Stables Inc. – Sheltered Bay

Champion 3-Year-Old Colt – Sponsored by Bar None Ranches Ltd. – Tony's Tapit

Champion Older Mare – The Moore Equine Veterinary Centre Ltd. Trophy – Infinite Patience

Champion Older Horse – The Century Mile Racetrack and Casino Trophy – Greek Geek

Champion Alberta Bred – The Ted Connor Memorial Trophy – Greek Geek

Horse of the Year – The Horse Racing Alberta Trophy – Greek Geek

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