New York-Bred Championship Nominees Announced


Photo: Skip Dickstein

New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) is pleased to announce the nominees for the New York-bred divisional champions of 2023. A panel of New York Turf writers, broadcasters, handicappers, racing analysts and photographers will vote on the winners of each division and the 2023 New York-bred Horse of the Year.

The 2023 New York-bred divisional champions and New York-bred Horse of the Year will be announced at the NYTB Awards Dinner sponsored by the New York Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund on Monday, May 13 from 6-9 p.m. at Sacred Saratoga on the property of GMP Farm in Schuylerville.

"Our organization is excited to celebrate this year's nominees. All are deserving and represent the best in New York breeding and racing. This year's awards will be a special night at an exciting new location," said NYTB President Dr. Scott Ahlschwede, D.V.M.

New York riding legend and NYRA TV personality Richard Migliore will again host the Awards Dinner. Tickets are available—$150 for NYTB Members and $175 for non-members—for purchase at or by calling the NYTB Office at (518) 587-0777.

"The New York-bred Divisional Championship Awards is a special night because it recognizes the very best in Thoroughbred breeding and racing in New York," said Brian O'Dwyer, Chairman of the New York State Gaming Commission and New York State Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund. "On behalf of the New York State Gaming Commission and Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund we are proud to work with NYTB and look forward to celebrating the connections of New York-breds who achieved success representing the New York-bred program last year."

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Also to be honored at the Awards Dinner with 2023 awards will be Broodmare of the Year, Champion Steeplechaser, Trainer, Champion Jockey and Outstanding Breeder.

"NYTB's annual awards is our marquee event. This year's nominees are no exception reflecting the quality and strength of the New York-bred program," said NYTB Executive Director Najja Thompson.

A list of the 2023 New York-bred divisional championship nominees by category follows:

Champion 2-Year-Old Male: Antonio of Venice, El Grande O, The Wine Steward, Wynstock.

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly: Brocknardini, Caldwell Luvs Gold, Cara's Time, My Mane Squeeze.

Champion 3-Year-Old Male: Allure of Money, Eye Witness, Hejazi, Maker's Candy.

Champion 3-Year-Old Filly: Downtown Mischief, Gambling Girl, Maple Leaf Mel, Stonewall Star.

Champion Older Dirt Male: Bankit, Dr Ardito, Sheriff Bianco, Straight Arrow.

Champion Older Dirt Female: Classy Edition, Know It All Audrey, Timeless Journey, Venti Valentine.

Champion Turf Male: City Man, Red Knight, Spirit of St Louis, Therapist.

Champion Turf Female: New Ginya, Runaway Rumour, Silver Skillet, Whatlovelookslike.

Champion Male Sprinter: Bold Journey, Today's Flavor, Rotknee, Thin White Duke.

Champion Female Sprinter: Funny How, Maple Leaf Mel, Rossa Veloce, Sterling Silver.