Americanrevolution Named NYTB Horse of the Year


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Americanrevolution wins the 2021 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct

Americanrevolution , a son of Constitution  , was named the 2021 New York-bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male Aug. 12 at the New York Thoroughbred Breeders' annual awards ceremony at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs. Todd Pletcher trains the colt, who was bred by Fred Hertrich and John Fielding and is owned by CHC and WinStar Farm.

American Revolution won five of his six starts last year while earning $941,750. After breaking his maiden first time out in June, his biggest win came against open company in the Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack. He also won the Empire Classic Handicap at Belmont Park and ran third in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx.

The other divisional champions were Venti Valentine (2-year-old filly); Senbei (2-year-old male); Make Mischief (3-year-old filly); Bank Sting (older dirt female and female sprinter); Bankit (older dirt male); Runaway Rumour (turf female); Somelikeithotbrown (turf male),and My Boy Tate (male sprinter).

Polly Freeze , the dam of Americanrevolution, was New York broodmare of the year. Her sire is Super Saver and she is out of Elusive Gold, by Strike the Gold.

Also honored were Christophe Clement (trainer), Manuel Franco (jockey), and Chester and Mary Broman (breeders).

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The winners were chosen by a vote of New York turf writers, handicappers, photographers, and television and radio hosts, and analysts that was conducted by the NYTB.   

Award Horse (Sire-Dam, Broodmare Sire) Breeder Owner Trainer Foaling Farm
Horse of the Year/Champion 3-Year-Old Male Americanrevolution (Constitution-Polly Freeze, by Super Saver) Fred Hertrich III and John Fielding CHC and WinStar Farm Todd Pletcher Irish Hill Century Farm
Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Venti Valentine (Firing Line-Glory Gold, by Medaglia d’Oro) NY Final Furlong Racing Stable & Maspeth Stable NY Final Furlong Racing Stable and Parkland Thoroughbreds Jorge Abreu Schuylerville Thoroughbred Farm
Champion 2-Year-Old Male Senbei (Candy Ride-Sweet Aloha, by Western Cat) Dr. Jerry Bilinski Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Darlene Bilinski Christophe Clement Waldorf Farm
Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Make Mischief (Into Mischief-Speightful Lady, by Speightstown) Avanti Stable Gary Barber Mark Casse Song Hill Thoroughbred
Champion Older Dirt Female/Champion Female Sprinter Bank Sting (Central Banker-Bee in a Bonnet, by Precise End) McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and Hidden Brook Farm John Terranova McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Champion Older Dirt Male Bankit (Central Banker-Sister in Arms, by Colonel John) Hidden Brook Farm and Blue Devil Racing Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis HortonRacing Steve Asmussen McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Champion Turf Female Runaway Rumour (Flintshire-Elusive Rumour, by Elusive Quality) Lawrence Goichman Lawrence Goichman Jorge Abreu Edition Farm
Champion Turf Male Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown-Marilyn Monroan, by Tapit) Hot Pink Stables and Sand Dollar Stables Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stables Mike Maker Sequel Stallions New York
Champion Male Sprinter My Boy Tate (Boys At Tosconova-Backslash, by Sharp Humor) Michelle Nevin Little Red Feather Racing and Michelle Nevin Michelle Nevin Rockridge Stud