2016 O’Brien Voting Results

Published: January 31, 2017 05:29 pm EST

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2016 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario.

The complete breakdown of the official voting appears below. Forty-one voters from across the country voted for a first and second selection in each category, except for Horse of the Year. First place votes were worth two (2) points and second place votes were worth one (1) point.

In the event of a tie, the horse or person with the most first place votes was the winner. A unanimous score was 82 points.

Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies
Idyllic Beach – 75
Yaris Bayama – 17
Aint Three OK - 16
Thats The Ticket - 8
Candlelight Dinner - 3
Action Majesty - 2
Bid Writer - 1
No Vote - 1

Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts
Beyond Delight - 65
Sports Column - 47
Arsenal Seelster - 2
Ideal Wheel - 2
Bettors Dream - 1
Darlings Dragon - 1
Odds On Delray - 1
Senga Nitro - 1
Streakavana - 1
Yogi Bayama - 1
No Vote - 1

Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies
L A Delight – 68
Pure Country - 42
Lay Lady Lay - 4
Mayhem Seelster - 3
Darlinonthebeach - 2
Bad As Leader - 1
Monstrous - 1
Outlawsurshotshark - 1
No Vote - 1

Three-Year-Old Pacing Colts
Betting Line – 80
Racing Hill – 17
Control The Moment - 12
Easy Lover Hanover - 7
Sintra - 4
Gerries Sport- 1
Magnum J - 1
No Vote - 1

Older Pacing Mares
Lady Shadow - 76
Solar Sister - 26
Waasmula - 12
Tajmeallover - 5
Sandbetweenurtoes - 2
Yagonnakissmeornot - 1
No Vote - 1

Older Pacing Horses
Wiggle It Jiggleit - 56
Shamballa - 32
Nickle Bag - 25
Evenin Of Pleasure - 4
State Treasurer - 2
DGs Camme - 1
Nirvana Seelster - 1
Southwind Amazon - 1
No Vote - 1

O’Brien Award of Horsemanship
Rick Zeron - 50
Travis Cullen - 48
Marc Campbell – 22
No Vote - 3

Armstrong Breeder of the Year
Al Libfeld / Marvin Katz - 49
Seelster Farms - 47
Stan Klemencic - 26
No Vote - 1

Future Star Award
Louis-Philippe Roy – 68
Brett MacDonald – 16
Robert Kyle Fellows – 13
Amy MacDonald - 5
Maxime Velaye - 3
Ryan Desroche - 2
Colin Kelly - 2
David Kelly – 2
Nicholas Oakes - 1
No Vote - 11

Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies
Ariana G - 75
Magic Presto - 32
Winter Sweet Frost - 8
Thats All Moni - 5
Joyce Lavec - 1
On A Sunny Day - 1
No Vote - 1

Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts
Mass Production – 64
Seven And Seven – 42
Jake - 7
What The Hill - 5
International Moni - 1
Rose Run Speedster - 1
Southwind Cobra - 1
Tycoon Seelster - 1
No Vote - 1

Three-Year-Old Trotting Fillies
Caprice Hill – 69
Emoticon Hanover – 51
Flowers N Songs - 1
Royal Charm - 1
No Vote - 1

Three-Year-Old Trotting Colts
Marion Marauder - 75
Bar Hopping - 39
Bee In Charge - 4
Blenheim - 1
Dia Monde - 1
Sass - 1
Warrawee Roo - 1
No Vote - 1

Older Trotting Mares
Hannelore Hanover - 79
Charmed Life - 22
Shake It Cerry - 17
Renegade Magic - 2
Osprey Impact - 1
Rules Of The Road - 1
No Vote - 1

Older Trotting Horses
Flanagan Memory - 66
Musical Rhythm - 44
Fearless Man - 3
Il Sogno Dream - 1
Lookslikeachpndale - 1
Nahar - 1
Whiskey Tax - 1
Wild And Crazy Guy - 1
Windsun Revenge - 1
No Vote - 4

Horse Of The Year
(Only 1 vote per person; 41 voters)
Betting Line – 24
Marion Marauder – 14
Wiggle It Jiggleit – 3

Driver of the Year
Sylvain Filion – 70
Bob McClure - 14*
Trevor Henry - 14
Alfie Carroll – 8
Doug McNair – 4
Randy Waples – 3
Scott Zeron - 3
Travis Cullen – 2
James MacDonald - 1
Paul MacDonell - 1
David Miller - 1
Louis-Philippe Roy - 1
No Vote - 1
*In the event of a tie, the horse or person with the most first place votes was the finalist /winner.

Trainer of the Year
Richard Moreau – 61
Casie Coleman – 21
Luc Blais – 18
Travis Cullen – 12
Carmen Auciello - 3
Tony O’Sullivan - 3
Mark Steacy - 2
Robert McIntosh - 1
Yves Tessier - 1
No Vote - 1

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