03/27/2006 12:00AM

Monashee best of B.C.


Monashee was named British Columbia's 2005 horse of the year and the province's champion 3-year-old filly on Saturday.

A Kentucky-bred filly, Mona-shee won the Grade 3 British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks and beat older mares in the Grade 3 Ballerina Breeders' Cup. Owned by Canmor Farms, she is trained by Tracy McCarthy.

Quiet Cash was named top older horse and sprinter. Trained by Terry Jordan, Quiet Cash won the Great Canadian Handicap at Hastings, but his best race in 2005 was at Emerald Downs, where he was a very game second in the Longacres Mile.

Other winners in open categories were Regal Reques, 2-year-old colt or gelding; Langara Lass, 2-year-old filly; Alabama Rain, 3-year-old colt or gelding; and Pretty Meadow, older filly or mare.

Spaghetti Mouse was named British Columbia-bred horse of the year as well as top province-bred 3-year-old. Lord Nelson won the award as best older British Columbia-bred for the fifth straight year. Other province-bred winners were Regal Request, 2-year-old male; No Ka Oi, 2-year-old filly; Slewpast, 3-year-old filly; and Socorro County, older filly or mare.

In addition, Ole Nielsen, owner of Canmor Farms, was inducted into the British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

Kathy Bremner, a trainer, and Randy Goulding, a Daily Racing Form correspondent, received a special award for their efforts in helping Hastings obtain slot machines.