01/24/2012 3:22AM

Congratulations to 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace!


A heartfelt congratulations to Havre de Grace and her connections - including Rick Porter and his Fox Hill Farm, trainer Larry Jones and his wife Cindy, jockey Ramon Dominguez, assistant Corey York and breeder Nancy S. Dillman - on the lovely filly's 2011 Horse of the Year title.

Havre de Grace (bay mare, born May 12, 2007, by Saint Liam - Easter Bunnette, by Carson City)

2011 record:  Seven starts, five wins, one second, earnings of $1,623,000

Career record (through 2011):  Fifteen starts, eight firsts, four seconds, two thirds, earnings of $2,496,175

Added:  Career record through April 23, 2012, when her retirement was announced:  Sixteen starts, nine wins, four seconds, two thirds, earnings of $2,586,175.

Above:  At Keeneland with Gabe Saez up.

Above:  Media star Havre de Grace, Breeders' Cup week.

Above:  Visiting with Cindy Jones.

Above:  Larry and Havre de Grace study the famous Saratoga roofline.

Above:  Corey York gives the filly a bath, Saratoga.

Above:  Gabriel Saez, equine paparazzi.

Above:  Rick Porter (left) with Larry, Cindy and Havre de Grace.

Above/below:  Havre de Grace after her Woodward victory and, below, with Corey York and Larry Jones before the Breeders' Cup.  How wonderful it is that Larry can even smile during such a tense time!  

Above: Havre de Grace and Flat Out, 2011 Woodward at Saratoga.

Above:  Defeating champion-to-be Royal Delta in the G1 Beldame.

Above and below:  Couldn't resist including these - Havre de Grace becoming airborne in 2010.  Go, baby, go!

Above/below:  Larry Jones up, above, and with Ramon aboard, below.

Above:  Regular pilot Ramon Dominguez gives his filly an appreciative pat.  They both earned Eclipse Awards in 2011.

Above:  Love the orange bucket!

Above/below:  The Woodward at Saratoga and, below, the Beldame at Belmont Park.  Ramon Dominguez up.

Above:  Larry Jones wore an EquiSight jockey cam on occasion, including during Breeders' Cup week.  At the bottom of page is a link to the recording.

Above/below:  Cindy Jones with Havre de Grace, above, and owner Rick Porter offers the filly a treat, below.

Above:  Corey York, left, and Larry Jones.

Above:  Rick Porter with his champion filly.

Cindy and Larry Jones and Havre de Grace, Breeders' Cup week.

Above:  Larry Jones and Havre de Grace after their popular Woodward victory.

Above/below:  The morning after the Breeders' Cup, Cindy and Larry Jones spent time with their beloved filly.  

Here's to a wonderful 2012 for Havre de Grace and her entire team!

Havre de Grace's Woodward: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfP1GmvZxZo

Havre de Grace and Larry Jones, EquiSight jockey cam, Breeders' Cup week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiXtm8pdtTs

Havre de Grace's complete past performances: http://www.equibase.com/premium/eqbHorseInfo.cfm?refno=8069196&registry=T