05/26/2014 11:04AM

Ide Be Cool named Louisiana-bred Horse of the Year

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Undefeated Ide Be Cool was named 2013 Louisiana-bred Horse of the Year by the state's breeding association.

Ide Be Cool, who won all four of his starts last year at 2, was named the 2013 Louisiana-bred Horse of the Year on Saturday, according to an announcement on the website of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. The horse’s connections were honored during the group’s annual membership meeting at the Equine Sales Company of Louisiana in Opelousas, La.

Ide Be Cool is a gelding by Ide out of the unraced Bowman’s Band mare Cool Climate. He was bred by Gulf Haven Farms and he races for his trainer, Henry Ray Dunn. Ide Be Cool won two listed stakes in his initial season of racing last year, the Louisiana Legacy at Delta Downs and the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile at Fair Grounds. He earned $189,600 in 2013, and has remained perfect into 2014, with both of his starts this year resulting in stakes wins at Delta Downs.

Other previously-announced 2013 award winners who were honored Saturday included: Designer Legs, 2-year-old filly; Ide Be Cool, 2-year-old; Sittin At the Bar, 3-year-old filly; Sunbean, 3-year-old; Little Ms Protocol, older female; String King, older male.

Ide was the 2013 stallion of the year based on earnings of his Louisiana-bred offspring, which amounted to $1,174,922. Southern Equine Stables was 2013 breeder of the year based on breeder’s awards earnings of $197,459. The broodmare of the year was Miss Cheers.