The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association announced its 2020 California-bred champions Feb. 25, though its award for Horse of the Year will not be announced until the organization’s annual meeting and awards event March 15. The time of the event and call-in details are still to be determined.
The finalists for Horse of the Year, are Bulletproof One, Mucho Unusual, and Warren’s Showtime. All three were stakes winners last year, Mucho Unusual at the upper level with a score the Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1T) at Santa Anita Park.
Winners of the stallion divisions will be announced soon. Other champions that will be recognized during the teleconference:
Champion California-bred 2-Year-Old Male — Tie between Big Fish and Good With People. Big Fish, bred by George Krikorian, owned by Legacy Ranch, trained by David Hofmans; Good With People, bred and owned by J. Kirk and Judy Robison, trained by Peter Miller.
Champion California-bred 2-Year-Old Female — Governor Goteven, bred and owned by Templeton Horses, trained by Walther Solis.
Champion California-bred 3-Year-Old Male — El Tigre Terrible, bred by Martin Bach, owned by Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig, trained by Peter Miller.
Champion California-bred 3-Year-Old Female — Warren’s Showtime, bred by Benjamin Warren, owned by Benjamin and Sally Warren, trained by Craig Lewis.
Champion California-bred Older Male — Galilean, bred by Bar C Racing Stables, owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker, Williams Sandbrook, John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor, and Derrick Smith, trained by John Sadler.
Champion California-bred Older Female — Mucho Unusual, bred and owned by George Krikorian, trained by Tim Yakteen.
Champion California-bred Sprinter — Tie between Fashionably Fast and Sneaking Out. Fashionably Fast, bred by Harris Farms, owned by Harris Farms, Per Antonsen, and John Nicoletti, trained by Dean Pederson. Sneaking Out, bred and owned by KMN Racing, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.
Champion California-bred Turf Horse — Mucho Unusual, bred and owned by George Krikorian, trained by Tim Yakteen.
Trainer of the Year — Steve Miyadi.
Broodmare of the Year — Warren’s Veneda, property of Benjamin Warren.
Champion Breeder of California Foaled Thoroughbreds by Earnings — Reddam Racing.