The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) named its 2012 award winners, as voted by the general membership, on Wednesday evening
Winning Mister, owned by Bob Key and trained by Rich Gillock, was named Horse of the Year and Trotter of the Year. The well-travelled trotter made The Meadows his main base of operation for the year, and he had plenty of success at his local track. For Key, it was one of five trophies he would take home for the night.
Schoolkids, owned by New Jennaration LLC and Heather Kolaczynski, took Pacer of the Year honours. A multiple winner in Preferred company, Schoolkids was trained throughout the year by Mike Palone.
Other award winners were:
2YO Colt Pacer of the Year
Twilight Bonfire - Bob Key, owner, Danny Collins, trainer.
2YO Flily Pacer of the Year
Champagne Tonight - Umholtz Racing Stable, Ngaire Umholtz, Kennedy Sports Corporation, owners, Clair Umholtz, trainer.
2YO Colt Trotter of the Year
Hes An American - Leonard Buckner, owner, Charlie Norris, trainer.
2YO Filly Trotter of the Year
Ruffleshaveridges - Rick & Regina Beinhauer, owners, Rick Beinhauer, trainer.
3YO Colt Pacer of the Year
Carols Comet - Martin Presser, Whiskey Tango Stable, Bill Moore and Matt Moore, owners, Ron Potter, trainer.
3YO Filly Pacer of the Year
Apogee Hanover - Roger Hammer, owner and trainer.
3YO Colt Trotter of the Year
Frost Bites K - Bob Key, owner, Rich Gillock, trainer.
3YO Filly Trotter of the Year
Miss Chip K - Bob Key, owner, Charlie Norris, trainer.
Older Stallion/Gelding Pacer of the Year
Schoolkids - New Jennaration LLC and Heather Kolaczynski, owners, Mike Palone, trainer.
Older Mare Pacer of the Year
My Drag Queen - William Bercury, owner, Marcus Marashian, trainer.
Older Horse/Gelding Trotter of the Year
Winning Mister - Bob Key, owner, Rich Gillock, trainer.
Older Mare Trotter of the Year
Trotslikethewind - Andy Rickert, owner and trainer.
The MSOA congratulates all of this year's winning owners and trainers.