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O'Brien Voting Results Released

Published: February 6, 2019 5:12 pm ET

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Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2018 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario.

The complete breakdown of the official voting appears below. Thirty-nine voters from across the country voted for a first and second selection in each category, except for Horse of the Year, where they were asked to vote for only one horse.

First place votes were worth two (2) points and second place votes were worth one (1) point.

In the event of a tie, the horse or person with the most first place votes was the winner. A unanimous score was 78 points. McWicked was the unanimous choice in the Older Pacing Horse Category.

Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies

Tall Drink Hanover - 57
Prescient Beauty - 22

Quebec Blue Chip - 21
Magical Mistress - 11
Ideation Hanover - 3
Beautyonthebeach - 1
Better Single - 1
The Blue Yak - 1

Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts

Stag Party - 76
Bronx Seelster - 28

Captain Crunch - 7
Bettors Wish - 3
Keystone Concrete - 3

Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies

Shower Play - 56
Kissin In The Sand - 30

Percy Bluechip - 15
Kendall Seelster - 12
Bettim Jackie - 3
Cusdmagicdragon - 1

Three-Year-Old Pacing Colts

Jimmy Freight - 45
Lather Up - 32

Courtly Choice - 24
Stay Hungry - 9
Sock It Away - 4
The Downtown Bus - 3

Older Pacing Mares

Exhilarated - 41
Caviart Ally - 35

Witch Dali - 29
Barockey - 6
Tequila Monday - 3
Pure Country - 2
Ms Mac N Cheese - 1

Older Pacing Horses

McWicked - 78 (unanimous)
Nirvana Seelster - 22

Filibuster Hanover - 12
Easy Lover Hanover - 2
American Wiggle - 1
Isitfridayyet - 1
Western Joe - 1

O’Brien Award of Horsemanship

Guy Gagnon - 41
Jamie Gray - 32

Armstrong Breeder of the Year

Seelster Farms - 61
Warrawee Farm - 34
Meridian Farm - 22

Driver of the Year

Louis-Philippe Roy - 74
Bob McClure - 22

Doug McNair - 12
Trevor Henry - 4
Yannick Gingras - 1
Robert Shepherd - 1
Paul Davies - 1
Jody Jamieson - 1
Scott Zeron - 1

Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies

The Ice Dutchess - 64
H P Titania Runner - 40

Teddys Littleangel - 6
Evident Beauty - 4
Champagne Jane - 2
Presto Change O - 1

Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts

Forbidden Trade - 72
Dream Nation - 24

Southwind Avenger - 18
Kings County - 2
Only For Justice - 1

Three-Year-Old Trotting Fillies

Illusioneesta - 27
Smoke And Mirrors - 10
Blonde Magic - 5
Sorceress Seelster - 5
Superlative - 1

Three-Year-Old Trotting Colts

Run Director - 72
Stormont Ventnor - 31

Fiftydallarbill - 8
Lawmaker - 6

Older Trotting Mares

Emoticon Hanover - 48
Hannelore Hanover - 31

Ariana G - 29
April Rose - 5
Dream Together - 4

Older Trotting Horses

Will Take Charge - 44
Dancer Hall - 41

Warrawee Roo - 19
Dunbar Hall - 11
Big Rich - 1
Buzz - 1

Horse Of The Year (Only one (1) vote per person; 39 voters) Points followed by number of votes.

McWicked - 56 (28)
Lather Up - 4 (2)
Emoticon Hanover - 2 (1)
Jimmy Freight - 2 (1)

Trainer of the Year

Richard Moreau - 53
Casie Coleman - 31

Carmen Auciello - 12
Luc Blais - 10
Patrick Shepherd - 4
Mark Steacy - 2
Gregg McNair - 1

Future Star Award

Chris Lancaster - 38
Kyle Bossence - 25

Francis Richard - 17
Austin Sorrie - 12
Ryan Guy - 8
Teesha Symes - 7
Jonathan Lapointe - 4
No Vote - 4
Doug Chappell - 1
Bo Ford - 1

In the case of a disqualification from eligibility, votes cast for a person or horse were not included above.


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