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O’Brien Committee Announces Decision


Published: January 29, 2010 3:05 pm ET

Last Comment: January 30, 2010 11:15 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The O’Brien Awards Committee met earlier today to make a decision on the eligibility of horses owned by Bulletproof Enterprises for the O’Brien Awards, following a ruling released by the Ontario Racing Commission yesterday resulting in the immediate suspension of Bulletproof Enterprises.

Three horses owned by Bulletproof Enterprises are finalists for O’Brien Awards. These horses are: Not Enough, Yellow Diamond and If I Can Dream.

Jackson Wittup, Chair of Standardbred Canada announced, “After reviewing the suspension ruling from the ORC along with the O’Brien eligibility policy, the committee has determined that the O’Brien award for the three-year-old pacing filly category will not be awarded on Saturday night.

“In the three-year-old pacing colt category, Well Said, who received the most votes in the balloting, is declared the official winner and his connections will be presented with the O’Brien trophy on Saturday night.

“The committee reviewed the eligibility of both Trainer of the Year finalists and determined that both candidates maintain their eligibility for the award.”

January 30, 2010 - 11:15 amI think it is a shame that

Bill Stanton SAID...

I think it is a shame that these three great horses (Yellow Diamond, Not Enough and If I can Dream ) will be penalized. They worked as hard as any others to become nominees and should be recognized for the Great horses they are regardless of who owns them.

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