10/31/2016 2:46PM

LNJ Foxwoods gets New Owner Award

Shigeki Kikkawa
With Honors will represent the rising LNJ Foxwoods stable in the Breeders' Cup.

Even before starting With Honors in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Larry, Nanci, and Jaime Roth will get to hoist a trophy in the name of their LNJ Foxwoods racing operation.

LNJ Foxwoods will be honored as OwnerView’s New Owner of the Year at its third annual Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which runs this week at Santa Anita to coincide with the Breeders’ Cup. The award is designed to honor emerging owners who have had success on the track and made a positive impact on the industry. Nominees must have owned Thoroughbreds in the past three years and have had an interest in a stakes winner in 2016.

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The Roths, who had no background in horse racing, have become major players in the commercial market and were represented by their first Breeders’ Cup starters last year, with Grade 1 winner Nickname finishing fourth in the Juvenile Fillies and graded stakes winner Super Majesty finishing 12th in the Filly and Mare Sprint. This year, they come to the event with the homebred With Honors, who won the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf before finishing second in the Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita.

The Roths, who keep a low profile and are represented by bloodstock agents Alex Solis II and Jason Litt, have also campaigned Grade 3/Group 3 winners Dreamologist, Golden Valentine, and Stays in Vegas and the stakes winner Constellation.

The Roths have also branched out into industry philanthropy. In January, they were the top sponsor of the annual Thoroughbred Charities of America stallion season auction. Recently, they again partnered with the TCA to establish the Horses First Fund to benefit a group of abandoned horses in Mercer County, Ky., tied to an ongoing case involving trainer Maria Borell and her father, Charles.

“My parents and I are truly humbled and very excited about the award,” Jaime Roth said. “We have really put so much heart and love into our stable and the horses, so to receive this award means more than you know.”