2009 O'Brien Awards - Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies

Not Enough

p,3, 1:49 ($1,172,725)

Grinfromeartoear – Party Planner – Presidential Ball

2009 summary: 14 – 10-2-2 ($1,131,025)

Trainer: Tracy Brainard

Drivers: Mark MacDonald, Tim Tetrick, Jim Morrill Jr, David Miller

Owner: Bulletproof Enterprises (FL)

Breeder: Tactical Armor Ents. (NY)

This powerhouse daughter of Grinfromeartoear - Party Planner was part of the Tracy Brainard juggernaut of three-year-old pacing fillies in 2009.

She won her first start of the season in a conditioned event at Mohawk Racetrack and that race kick started a 10-race win streak that included victories in the $292,970 Lismore at Yonkers Raceway, $680,000 Fan Hanover at Mohawk and the $181,877 Canadian Breeders Championship at the same venue.

Not Enough capped off the brilliant run with a sparkling 1:49 world-record victory in the $400,000 Mistletoe Shalee final on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands.

She also recorded on-the-board finishes in the $239,167 Simcoe Stakes, $252,700 Nadia Lobell and $300,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final which helped propel her to over a million in season’s earnings.

Yellow Diamond

p,3, 1:49.4f ($1,364,803)

Western Terror – Mattatonic – Matts Scooter


2009 summary: 22 – 14-3-4 ($1,364,803)

Trainer: Tracy Brainard

Drivers: Tim Tetrick, Jim Morrill Jr, Mark MacDonald

Owner: Bulletproof Enterprises (FL)

Breeder: Perfect World Enterprises (NY)

Like her stablemate and fellow O’Brien finalist, Yellow Diamond enjoyed a tremendous three-year-old campaign in which she surpassed the $1 million mark.

The strapping daughter of Western Terror - Mattatonic ended up with $1,364,803 banked on the strength of 14 visits to the winner’s circle.

The filly, who was unraced at two, showed her immense talent early on when she crushed rivals by nine lengths in the $76,000 Tender Loving Care Series final at The Meadowlands in only her third career start.

From there, she went on to post victories in the $250,340 Lynch Final, $151,500 Garnsey Memorial, $185,000 American National and the $100,000 Cinderella Stake.

Yellow Diamond enjoyed her finest hour on October 24 at Woodbine Racetrack when she delivered a front-end victory in 1:51.2 in the $731,158 Breeders Crown final.


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