11/03/2003 1:00AM

Ninebanks voted Bay Meadows Horse of the Meet


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Ninebanks and Trapper won top honors for the 2003 Bay Meadows racing season that ended Sunday.

Ninebanks was voted Horse of the Meeting, top older horse and top turf horse. He won the Grade 2 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Handicap during the sprint meeting and the California Turf Championship during the fall meet. The 6-year-old gelding, owned by Peter Abruzzo and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, also ran second in the Foster City and Pacifica handicaps and was third in the Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap.

Trapper, who moved up the claiming ranks after being claimed for $32,000 in his debut, capped his campaign by beating older in the California Sprint Championship Handicap. Owned by Joseph P. Morey Jr. and trained by William E. Morey, he was voted the top 3-year-old and top claimer.

El Dorado Shooter was selected top sprinter, Lindsay Jean top older filly or mare, Frisco Belle top 3-year-old filly, Market Report top 2-year-old and 2-year-old colt and Wildwood Flower top 2-year-old filly.

The Miss America Handicap that Crazy Ensign won in a four-way photo on April 5 was voted the race of the meeting.

Hollendorfer, who won his 27th straight Bay Meadows training title with 52 winners in the fall meeting, and Russell Baze, who won his 30th Bay Meadows riding title with 96 victories, were selected the trainer and jockey of 2003. Jose Luis Rivera Jr. was selected the top apprentice.