04/11/2015 3:59PM

Needmore Flattery repeats as Ohio's top horse for 2014

Tom Keyser
The filly Needmore Flattery, who won six stakes in 2014, was named Ohio's Horse of the Year for the second time.

Trainer Tim Hamm collected his sixth Ohio Horse of the Year title in the past 10 years when his filly Needmore Flattery repeated as the state’s champion Thoroughbred for 2014.

The awards were announced during the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners dinner at Darby Dan Farm near Columbus.

Needmore Flattery, who won six stakes and $240,000 from 10 starts last season, was also honored as Ohio’s top 3-year-old filly and champion female handicap horse.

Hamm’s Blazing Meadows Farm owns Needmore Flattery in partnership with Bruce Ryan. They were named Ohio’s breeders of the year.

Needmore Flattery’s dam, Kiosk, won broodmare of the year for the second straight year. Kiosk  resides at Ryan’s farm in Morrow, Ohio.

Ohio’s other champions were  Justalittlesmoke,  2-year-old filly;; Mound,  2-year-old male and accredited male; Rivers Run Deep, 3-year-old male and sprinter; Plain Ol’ Willard,; handicap horse); and Circle Can Run,  accredited female.