Manitoba Honours Province’s Best

Published: November 19, 2018 01:05 pm EST

The Manitoba Standardbred industry took some time this past Saturday night (Nov. 17) to honour some of its top horses and horsepeople for their 2018 campaigns of racing.

The 2018 Manitoba Harness Racing Industry Awards took place in Miami and notable names from the provincial scene secured some year-end accolades once again.

The awards ceremony was preceded by a cocktail hour and dinner. The organization’s annual meeting was also conducted on Saturday.

The list of award winners from the evening appears below.

Horseperson of the Year
Arthur Rey

Trainer of the Year
Trevor Williams

Horse of the Year
Blue Eyed Cowboy

Aged Mare of the Year
Honey Booboolina

Owner of the Year
Wanda Howlett

Driver of the Year
Don Howlett

Manitoba-Bred of the Year
Dontchase Justpace

Top Driver (30 Starts and Under)
Darryl Mason

Top Trainer (30 Stars and Under)
Paula Mason

Two-Year-Old Colt
Heartland Banysbro

Two-Year-Old Filly
Birds I View

Three-Year-Old Colt
Good Eye Hawkeye

Three-Year-Old Filly
Dontchase Justpace

Manitoba-Bred Aged Gelding
Cor Dees Rocket

Claimer of the Year
Witch Doctor

See Me Go Award of Sportsmanship
Kevin Hildebrandt

Rookie of the Year
Kevin Hildebrandt

Ron Waples Award for Industry Building
Val Isman and Merle Bryce

Standardbred Canada Owner of the Year Award
Dean Rey

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