Pierro named HTBA Champion Racehorse

The Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA) conducted its annual awards on Wednesday evening in Scone.

Star juvenille Pierro (Lonhro), bred by Darley, claiming the HTBA Champion 2YO Colt award and he also beat the older horses in the HTBA Champion Racehorse category.

Blue Diamond winning Samaready (More Than Ready) was named HTBA Champion 2YO Filly for her breeder Gerry Harvey of Baramul Stud.

Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock), bred at Vinery Stud by Greg Perry, claimed the category of HTBA Champion 3YO Filly ahead of Mosheen.

Golden Rose winner Manawanui (Oratorio) bred at Goodwood Farm for Wayne Palmer, was voted HTBA Champion 3YO Colt.

The title of HTBA Champion Broodmare was claimed by Samar in recognition of the achievements of her offspring Samaready and G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Nightwar.  Samar is owned by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud.

The Champion first season sire award was claimed by Patinack Farm’s Casino Prince nudging out fellow Patinack resident Husson.

Coolmore Stud’s Fastnet Rock capped off an outstanding season to be named 2012 HTBA Champion Sire.