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Ariana G Named NJ Horse Of The Year

Published: February 2, 2018 7:11 pm ET

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The New Jersey Department of Agriculture held the 61st Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon, this past Sunday (January 28) at O’Conners Restaurant in Eastampton, New Jersey.

SBOANJ directors in attendance were Anthony Romano, Michael Klau, Sam Landy, Mark Mullen, Richard Meirs, Bob Boni and Executive Administrator Al Ochsner.

Owned and bred by Canadians Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, Ariana G was awarded the New Jersey Standardbred of the Year and the New Jersey Sires Stakes Horse of the Year. Accepting the award for the Jimmy Takter stable were Per Engblom, his wife Helene, and Perry Soderberg. Richard Miers presented Mark Mullen of Fair Winds Farm the Breeder of the Year award. Margret Romano, wife of SBOA director Anthony Romano, received the Horseperson of the Year presented by Karyn Malinowski.

Ariana G winning the Breeders Crown on October 27, 2017 at Hoosier Park. (Dean Gillette Photo)

The committee also honoured Sam McGee and Dr. David Meirs for all their help, support and participation over the years.

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) congratulates all of the award winners and wishes them more success in the year to come.

(With files from SBOANJ)

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