03/12/2015 2:02PM

Pennsylvania names 2014 champions


The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association named its divisional champions for the 2014 racing season, led by Grade 1 winner Real Solution.

The 6-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy was voted Pennsylvania’s champion older male and turf male by the PHBA’s awards committee after a campaign that comprised one win in five starts for earnings of $643,175. That victory came in the Grade 1 Manhattan Stakes at Belmont Park and came in the wake of a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Man O’ War Stakes.
Real Solution is campaigned as a homebred by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, and he is trained by Chad Brown.

Pennsylvania’s other Grade 1 winner in 2014 was steeplechaser Divine Fortune, who won five of 11 starts for earnings of $195,000. The 12-year-old Royal Anthem gelding was victorious in the Grade 1 Iroquois Hurdle Stakes and the Colonial Cup Stakes en route to becoming an Eclipse Award finalist as champion steeplechaser, an honor he won in 2013.

William Pape and trainer Jonathan Sheppard campaign the homebred Divine Fortune in partnership.

Also taking home multiple awards was Miss Behaviour, who was named Pennsylvania’s top 3-year-old filly and female sprinter. The daughter of Jump Start won two of seven starts last year for $548,834, highlighted by wins in the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks and the listed Miss Preakness Stakes. She also finished second in the Grade 1 Test Stakes, the Grade 2 Prioress Stakes, and the Grade 3 Victory Tide Stakes.
Miss Behaviour races as a homebred for Cal McWilliam and Neil Teitelbaum, and she is trained by Phil Schoenthal.

Following is the complete list of 2014 award winners from the PHBA.

2-year-old male: Duff
B. c., 2012, Candy Ride—To the Brim, by Ascot Knight
Owner: The Elkstone Group
Trainer Ron Potts
Breeder: Two Sisters Farm

2-year-old female: Happy to Go
B. f., 2012, Saint Anddan—Arctic Dove, by Dove Hunt
Owner: Raul Bahena
Trainer: Armando De La Cerda
Breeder: Lynne Boutte

3-year-old male: Favorite Tale
B. g., 2011, Tale of the Cat—Tricky Elaine, by Grindstone
Owner: PJG Stable
Trainer: Guadalupe Preciado
Breeder: Paul Conway

3-year-old female & female sprinter: Miss Behaviour
B. f., 2011, Jump Start—Successful Romance, by Successful Appeal
Owner/Breeder: Cal MacWilliam & Teitelbaum & Associates
Trainer: Phil Schoenthal

Older male & turf male: Real Solution
B. h., 2009, Kitten’s Joy—Reachfortheheavens, by Pulpit
Owner/Breeder: Ken and Sarah Ramsey
Trainer: Chad Brown

Older female: Princess of Sylmar
Ch. m., 2010, Majestic Warrior—Storm Dixie, by Catienus
Owner/Breeder: Ed Stanco/King of Prussia Stable
Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Turf female: On the Backstreets
Ch. f., 2011, Street Boss—Mutakaway, by Mutakddim
Owner: Brewer Racing Stable, David J. Lanzman Racing Stable Inc., et al.
Trainer: Peter Miller
Breeder: Justice Farm & Greg Justice

Male sprinter: Falling Sky
B. h., 2010, Lion Heart—Sea Dragoness, by Sea Hero
Owner: Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger
Trainer: George Weaver
Breeder: Copper Penny Stables

Steeplechaser: Divine Fortune
Ch. g., 2003, Royal Anthem—My Tombola, by Northern Fling
Owner/Breeder: William Pape & Jonathan Sheppard
Trainer: Jonathan Sheppard

Leading breeding fund recipient: Page McKenney
Ch, g., 2010, Eavesdropper—Winning Grace, by Yarrow Brae
Owner: Adam Staple and Jalin Stable
Trainer: Mary Eppler
Breeder: Dr. James Bryant & Linda Davis

Co-Broodmares of the Year:

Ch. m., 2000, Distant View—Felidia, by Golden Fleece
Dam of G3-placed stakes winner Henny Jenney, stakes winner Zeewat, placed Drimmer.
To the Brim
B. m., 2003, Ascot Knight—Capacity, by Capote
Dam of stakes winners Duff and Bold Curlin, placed Courageous Rock.