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2011 Manitoba Awards Presented

Published: November 30, 2011 8:42 pm ET

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Harness racing's top stars on the Manitoba Great Western circuit this season were recognized at the 2011 Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Glenboro, MB.

Three-year-old pacing colt My Friend Don took home divisional honours and was named the Top Manitoba Bred of the Year after earning four wins and never missing the board in eight starts. The winner of the MSSBA Futurity and Golden Boy finals earned $20,177 in 2011 for the award-winning driver and trainer team of Darryl and Sherri Mason. My Friend Don is a son of Sire of the Year Firm Friend and Broodmare of the Year Tomorrows Pride.

Here is a complete list of this year's award winners:

Manitoba Two-Year-Old Filly
Heart For You

Manitoba Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding
Heartland Firmway

Manitoba Three-Year-Old Filly
Miss Tinkerbelle

Manitoba Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding
My Friend Don

Manitoba Sired Aged Mare

Manitoba Sired Aged Horse
Feisty Nukes

Top Manitoba Bred
My Friend Don

Broodmare of the Year
Tomorrows Pride

Sire of the Year
Firm Friend

Claimer of the Year
Crush On Clinton

Aged Mare of the Year
Crush On Clinton

Aged Horse of the Year

Caretaker of the Year
Deanna Manning

Horseperson of the Year
Jodie Cullen

Owner of the Year
Trevor Williams

Ron Waples Award
Jack Hobbs

Top Trainer (Wins)
Sherri Mason

Top Trainer (Average with at least 40 starts)
Greg Manning

Top Driver (Wins)
Darryl Mason

Top Driver (Average with at least 40 starts)
Travis Cullen

Rookie of the Year
Melanie Rey

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