VANCOUVER, British Columbia &ndash; Senor Rojo was named the Horse of the Year and top older horse in British Columbia at the annual awards dinner held at Hastings last Friday.\r\nA 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding, Senor Rojo closed out his year with wins in the Sir Winston Churchill and Grade 3 Premiers. The only time he went unplaced in nine starts was in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs. Senor Rojo is trained by Dave Forster and owned by the Tres Hombres Stable.\r\nForster also trains the B.C.-bred Horse of the Year, Wind Storm. Owned and bred by George Gilbert, Wind Storm showed her versatility by winning the 1 1/8-mile B.C. Cup Distaff and the six-furlong Ladies Express.\r\nMajesticality took home the trophy for the top 3-year-old in the province. He won just one stakes race in 2010, but his win came in the Grade 3 British Columbia Derby, and it was enough to give him the edge over a nondescript group of 3-year-olds. He is trained by Barbara Heads. Majesticality is owned and was bred by Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett. who were honored as the leading breeders in the province.\r\nOther winners included: Almost Time, sprinter and older B.C.-bred male; Summer Song, older filly or mare; Dearest Princess, 3-year-old filly, B.C.-bred and open divisions; Outoftheclouds, 2-year-old, both divisions; and Victory with Class, 2-year-old filly, both divisions.\r\nDave Dahl received the Diamond Award of Excellence and Gord Rumble the Backstretch Award.\r\nBefore the dinner, Derek Sturko, Chair of the province&rsquo;s Horse Racing Industry Management Committee, announced an increase in the provincial governments grant to the horse racing industry to a fixed amount of $10 million annually.\r\nThe added money will help fuel a 15 to 20 percent purse increase at Hastings next year.