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KTA/KTOB Honors Indian Miss As Broodmare Of The Year; Several Awards To Godolphin

Godolphin’s Essential Quality was named KTOB Horse of the Year

Indian Miss, dam of Grade 1 winners Mitole and Hot Rod Charlie, was named the 2021 broodmare of the year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. Essential Quality led the awards presented to Godolphin by being honored as the Kentucky-bred horse of the year and as the Kentucky-bred champion 3-year-old male. Additional awards presented to Godolphin include Maxfield being named Kentucky-bred champion older dirt horse, Mystic Guide as the Kentucky-bred champion racing abroad, and KTDF owner and breeder of the year. Moreover, Godolphin was named the P.A.B. Widener Trophy winner, best known as the KTOB breeder of the year.

2021 KTOB broodmare of the year and her owner and 2021 Kentucky-Bred Champions and their breeders:

•  Broodmare of the Year: Indian Miss (Owner: OXO Equine LLC)

•  Horse of the Year, 3-Year-Old Male: Essential Quality (Godolphin)

•  2-Year-Old Male: Corniche (Bart Evans & Stonehaven Steadings)

•  2-Year-Old Filly: Echo Zulu (Betz/J. Betz/Burns/CHNNHK/Magers/CoCo Equine/Ramsby)

•  3-Year-Old Filly: Malathaat (Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC)

•  Older Dirt Male: Maxfield (Godolphin)

•  Older Dirt Female: Letruska (St. George Stables)

•  Male Turf Horse: Colonel Liam (Phillips Racing Partnership)

•  Female Turf Horse: War Like Goddess (Calumet Farm)

•  Male Sprinter: Jackie's Warrior (J & J Stables)

•  Female Sprinter: Ce Ce (Bo Hirsch, LLC)

•  Racing Abroad: Mystic Guide (Godolphin)

•  Steeplechase Horse: Snap Decision (Phipps Stable)

Four merit awards will be presented to individuals for their contributions to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Industry.

2021 Merit awards will be presented at the KTOB Luncheon:

•      P.A.B. Widener Trophy for KTOB breeder of the year: Godolphin

•      Hardboot Breeders' Award pays tribute to distinctive but unsung breeders that help make up the backbone of our industry: Hagus & Sandra Sexton

•      Charles W. Engelhard Award acknowledges a member of the media for outstanding coverage of the Thoroughbred industry: Alicia Hughes

•      William T. Young Humanitarian Award distinguishes a person or organization in the thoroughbred industry “who recognizes and promotes the human endeavor:” Hon. Earle I. Mack

•      Lifetime Contribution Award acknowledged the contributions of Dr. Peter J. Timoney for his practical application of science and steadfast commitment to equine health that helped create the Gluck Center as a world -renowned research institution and enabled Central Kentucky to become the leading American exporter of horses to markets on six continents.

Also to receive awards are the top Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund (KTDF) money earners in 2021 in five separate categories.

2021 Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund (KTDF) Leaders:

•      KTDF Sire of the Year: Into Mischief (Spendthrift Farm)

•      KTDF Earner of the Year: Gear Jockey (Calumet Farm)

•      KTDF Owner of the Year: Godolphin

•      KTDF Trainer of the Year: Brad Cox

•      KTDF Breeder of the Year: Godolphin

Recipients of the 2021 KTOB Kentucky-Bred Champion awards were voted on by the full membership of KTA/KTOB while the KTDF category leaders were tabulated using purse money won at Kentucky racetracks in 2021. KTOB merit award recipients were voted on by the KTA/KTOB board of directors.

In existence since 1967 and 1983, respectively, the KTOB and KTA direct their efforts toward promoting and protecting the Thoroughbred industry by maintaining the highest levels of racing, breeding and training standards in the Commonwealth.

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