Monday, May 14, 2012
The New Mexico Horsemen's Association honored its 2011 award winners during its annual banquet at SunRay Park Racetrack and Casino in Farmington on Saturday.
Jenuine Joy was named the top Quarter Horse for 2011. A homebred 6-year-old Genuine Strawfly mare racing for Fredda Draper of Ruidoso Downs, Jenuine Joy won three stakes and earned $202,830 from eight starts last year. She was also honored as the state's top aged mare.
The NMHA also honored the following Quarter Horses – J & M Racing and Farm's Call Me A Blazn Chic (top 2-year-old filly); KH Logax Inc.'s Snow Regard (3-year-old filly); William McCarty, Paul Wood, and SW Paving and Grading Inc.'s Quatro Menudos (3-year-old colt/gelding), and Martin Orona Sr. and Veronica Gonzalez's Bullets Brother (aged stallion/gelding).
The NMHA's Thoroughbred awards went to – Mike Abraham and Pierre and Leslie Amestoy's Our Flying Angel (top 2-year-old filly), Sam E. and Latane Stevens' That's Who (2-year-old colt/gelding), Joe Peacock's Rose's Desert (3-year-old filly), Michael C. Stinson's Attitude E Racer (3-year-old colt/gelding), and Solitaire Stable and Simply The Best Thoroughbreds' Lesters Secret (aged horse-router).
Also, the Amestoys were honored as the NMHA owners of the year, Henry Dominguez was named leading trainer, and Robert A. Cappellucci and Rey Marquez received lifetime achievement awards.