08/04/2016 8:53AM

TOBA announces regional and state award winners for 2015

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-- Edited Press Release --

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced the winners of its state and national awards for 2015, with the winners being honored at TOBA’s 31st annual National Awards Dinner on September 10 at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington, Ky. The National Awards Dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners and breeders in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 25 states and Canada.

The following regional owners will be honored:
Eastern Region Owner of the Year: Stonestreet Stables
Midwestern Region Owner of the Year: Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey
Southern Region Owner of the Year: Zayat Stables
Western Region Owner of the Year: Reddam Racing

A National Owner of the Year will be selected from these regional owners. The National Owner of the Year will be announced at the Awards Dinner.

The state and Canadian breeders of the year are:
Arizona: Triple AAA Ranch
Arkansas: McDowell Farm
California: Reddam Racing
Canada: Tall Oaks Farm
Florida: Jacks or Better Farm
Illinois: Richard & Karen Papiese
Indiana: Justice Farms
Iowa: Poindexter Thoroughbreds
Kansas: Pam M. Davis
Kentucky: Godolphin
Louisiana: Set-Hut
Maryland: Dance Forth Farm
Massachusetts: Langdon Wilby & Mary Beth Reis
Michigan: Campbell Stable    
Minnesota: Curtis A. Sampson
New Jersey: Holly Crest Farm
New Mexico: A&A Horse Farm
New York: Eklektikos Stable
North Carolina: Chandley Farm
North Dakota: Backhaus & Sons
Ohio: 3 Clovers Farm & Blazing Meadows Farm
Oregon: Oakhurst Thoroughbreds
South Carolina: Franklin G. Smith Sr.
Texas: Runaway Farm
Virginia: Keswick Stables
Washington: Coal Creek Farm

TOBA’s National Breeder and National Small Breeder of the Year will be announced at the Awards Dinner.

TOBA also will honor the Robert N. Clay Award winner. In partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, this award recognizes a member of the Thoroughbred community who has made an outstanding contribution to preserving land for equine use.

Additionally, TOBA will honor Littleprincessemma as the National Broodmare of the Year.

In conjunction with Rood & Riddle a Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year will be decorated. This award is presented to the owner of the ex-Thoroughbred racehorse that has excelled in sport horse competitions as tracked by the United States Equestrian Federation. With the National HBPA, TOBA will recognize the Claiming Crown Horse of the Year.

Tickets for the National Awards Dinner may be purchased at www.toba.org