03/17/2015 11:44AM

Happy My Way honored

Barbara D. Livingston
Happy My Way was named champion Florida-bred sprinter for 2014.

Happy My Way, owned by Sagamore Racing and Mel Paikoff, was honored as Florida-bred champion sprinter and older male by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association on Monday evening.

Sagamore Farm in Glyndon, Md., was owned from the 1920s to the 1980s by Alfred Vanderbilt Jr. and his family. The 530-acre farm was purchased in 2007 by Maryland native Kevin Plank, the founder and CEO of Under Armour.

Trained by Joe Orseno and ridden by Joe Bravo, Happy My Way went 3 for 7 in 2014 with earnings of $371,667. His biggest win came in the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap on Preakness Day at Pimlico. Happy My Way also finished second in the Grade 1 Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga and was third in the Frank De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel.

Happy My Way, 5, was bred by Mayo West Farm and Liam Benson.