Eclipse Thoroughbred Companions, Joseph Graffeo, Erik Nikolaus Del Toro, and Troy Johnson’s Con Lima has been named the 2021 Texas Horse of the 12 months by the Texas Thoroughbred Affiliation. Con Lima has also been named winner 3-year-outdated Texas-bred filly for 2021 following a exceptional period.
Con Lima, a now 4-12 months-outdated filly by Commissioner out of the Consolidator mare 2nd Road City , bred in Texas by Lisa Kuhlmann, was a tour de power in 2021. She capped her extraordinary 3-12 months-previous campaign with a front-working score in the Saratoga Oaks Invitational Stakes (G3T) in August at Saratoga Race Class, defeating a discipline of intercontinental sophomore fillies.
Her 3-yr-previous time commenced in early January for trainer Todd Pletcher with a wire-to-wire victory in the outlined Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream Park. She adopted that with 4 a lot more victories in stakes races, together with the Herecomesthebride Stakes (G3T) and Honey Ryder Stakes at Gulfstream, the Speculate Yet again Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park, and the aforementioned Saratoga Oaks. Con Lima was also next in the Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes (G1T) and the Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3T). She missed placing in just one of 8 begins in 2021, coming in fourth in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) on grime. She amassed a report of 5-2- for the year with $795,015 in earnings.
Con Lima and her connections in the winner’s circle after the 2021 Saratoga Oaks Invitational
Con Lima’s dam, 2nd Avenue Town, has been named the 2021 Texas Broodmare of the Calendar year, while Kuhlmann is the TTA’s 2021 Breeder of the 12 months.
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The leading accredited Texas-bred income earner for 2021 was Douglas Scharbauer.
The human awards—the T.I. “Pops” Harkins Award for lifetime achievement and Allen Bogan Memorial Award for TTA member of the year—will be announced at a afterwards day.
2021 Texas-Bred Champions
- 2-calendar year-aged filly: Eagle Express (Eagle /W.S. Farish/W.S. Farish)
- 2-yr-previous colt/gelding: Tengo Mis Papeles (My Golden Song /Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch/Macassar Corp.)
- 3-yr-outdated filly: Con Lima (Commissioner/Eclipse Thoroughbred Companions, Joseph Graffeo, Erik Nikolaus Del Toro, and Troy Johnson/Lisa Kuhlmann)
- 3-calendar year-aged colt/gelding: Stone Cafe (Stonesider /Douglas Scharbauer (Jan.-Might) and Henry Witt Jr. (May well-Aug.)/Douglas Scharbauer)
- More mature filly/mare: Shes Our Fastest (Oratory /Mark Norman and Norman Stables/Eureka Thoroughbred Farm)
- More mature horse: Sunlit Song (My Golden Song/Carolyn Barnett and Becky Harding/Carolyn Barnett)
- Champion broodmare: 2nd Avenue Town (Consolidator)
- Horse of the Calendar year: Con Lima