03/05/2008 1:00AM

Fonner Park: State's best of '07 named


Awards were handed out to the state's leading horses and breeders of 2007 last Saturday when the Nebraska Thoroughbred Breeders Association held its annual banquet at the Midtown Holiday Inn in Grand Island, Neb.

Bevys Dazzler and C.R. Charmer were honored as older horse and older female of the year, respectively.

Bevys Dazzler, trained by David Anderson for owner Gene Hull, moved his career mark to 10-0-3 from 16 starts, with 5 wins last year, including a victory in the State Fair Board Stakes at Lincoln. C.R. Charmer, trained by Ron Westermann for owner Caryn Moser, was also a five-time winner last year, with stakes victories in the Matchmaker at Lincoln, the Falls Amiss at Horsemen's Park, and the Bill Callihan Stakes at Columbus.

In other divisional voting, Plaer's Trump was the solid choice for 3-year-old filly off her four stakes victories in 2007; James the Greater was the top 3-year-old; Deputy's Whirl was named top 2-year-old filly; and Tellin on You was honored as top 2-year-old colt.

Marv Johnson was honored with awards for the broodmare of year, for Talk and Talk, and as the leading breeder in the state. Johnson was also awarded the Nebraska Thoroughbred Breeders Association's award for both leading owner and leading breeder of Nebraska-breds.

Blumin Affair was named the top stallion in the state for the fourth straight year.