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Hoerdt Cleans Up At ASHA Awards

Published: February 10, 2013 12:05 am ET

Last Comment: February 10, 2013 5:31 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Horseman Kelly Hoerdt took top honours in multiple categories at the annual Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) Awards banquet on Saturday night at Edmonton’s Northlands Park.

Hoerdt was named Alberta’s Horseperson and Trainer of the Year, and shared Owner of the Year honours with partner Blair Corbeil.

The 46-year-old Beaumont, Alberta horseman drove 89 winners to more than $575,000 in purse earnings in last year and recorded 75 training wins while banking close to $530,000 in purses. Hoerdt, who was the runner-up for the 2012 O’Brien Award of Horsemanship, was Alberta Downs’ leading driver and trainer. Among his stable stars were 2012 ASHA Award divisional winners Premium Attaction and River Lass – both of which he co-owns with Corbeil.

Horse of the Year honours were awarded to Gerry Hudon trainee Timberline Court. Alberta’s top aged horse put together a record reading 11-7-4 in 30 starts during his seven-year-old campaign and banked over $72,000 in winnings. Hudon also trained Big Bang Theory, who won the Claimer Under 10,000 division.

Hall of Fame horseman Keith Clark also took home multiple trophies thanks to Alberta divisional winners Beren Hanover and Credit Card Junkie, which he drives, trains and co-owns.

Jamie Gray was named Driver of the Year after winning 103 races and banking more than $485,000 in purses in 2012.

Here is a look at the complete list of the 2012 ASHA Award winners:

Two-Year-Old Filly
Beach Baby, owned by Donald Richardson

Two-Year-Old Alberta Sired Filly
Crackers Hot Shot, owned by Rod Starkewski

Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding
Beren Hanover, owned by Keith Clark and Robert Jones

Two-Year-Old Alberta Sired Colt/Gelding
Premium Attaction, owned by Kelly Hoerdt and Blair Corbeil

Three-Year-Old Filly
Phone Terror, owned by Melissa, Claudine, and Serge Masse

Three-Year-Old Alberta Sired Filly
Credit Card Junkie, owned by Keith Clark, Doris McDougall, and Verne Rea

Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding
No Fear, owned William Andrew, George Rogers, and Jim MacPhail

Three-Year-Old Alberta Sired Colt/Gelding
Smooth Criminal, owned by Willie Wychopen and Walter Moroz

Aged Mare
River Lass, owned by Kelly Hoerdt and Blair Corbeil

Aged Horse
Timberline Court, owned by Gerry Hudon and Lynn Kowalevsky

Claimer Under 10,000
Big Bang Theory, owned by Gerry and Monica Hudon, and Lynn Kowalevsky

Claimer Over 10,000
Baby You Save Me, owned by Andrew Scott

Groom of the Year
Janine Lutz

Trainer of the Year - Under 200 Starts
Doug Stout

Driver of the Year - Under 200 Starts
Travis Cullen

Trainer of the Year
Kelly Hoerdt

Driver of the Year
Jamie Gray

Horseperson of the Year
Kelly Hoerdt

Breeder of the Year
Outlaw Stable

Owner of the Year
Kelly Hoerdt and Blair Corbeil

Breeders Award of Recognition
Neal Adler

Horse of the Year
Timberline Court

February 10, 2013 - 5:31 pmWhat a fabulous night at the

What a fabulous night at the ASHA Awards... Nice to see fan-favourite Timberline Court take home the 'Horse of the Year' Award. Congrats to all!

February 10, 2013 - 12:56 amCongratulations on a

Congratulations on a fantastic year, Kelly! Good seeing you again at the O'Brien Awards and glad to see you got recognized for your accomplishments.

Congratluations, as well, to all of the other winners at the ASHA Awards banquet.

Ken Middleton

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