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O'Brien Award voting results released

February 07, 2018
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Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2017 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont. The complete breakdown of the official voting appears below. Forty 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 80 points.
 
Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies
Percy Bluechip – 64
Kendall Seelster – 54
Play The Bell – 1
Kissin In The Sand – 1
Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts
Stay Hungry – 67
Pedro Hanover – 27
Western Passage – 11
Jimmy Freight –7
Shadow Moon – 4
Burning Midnight – 2
Hudson Phil – 1
Summer Travel – 1
Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies
Bettors Up – 50
The Joy Luck Club – 37
Idyllic Beach – 14
Yoga Pants – 9
Filly Forty Seven – 3
Action Majesty – 2
Yaris Bayama – 2
Shewearsthepants – 1
Outlaw Fireball – 1
Blameitonthenight – 1
Three-Year-Old Pacing Colts
Classic Pro – 49
Mateo – 32
Sports Column – 12
Da Magician – 8
Tymal Peacemaker – 9
Histoire Enchantee – 3
Beach Boogie – 2
Macs Jackpot – 2
Wildriverbumblebee – 2
Ocean Colony – 1
Older Pacing Mares
Sandbetweenurtoes – 50
Pure Country – 22
Wrangler Magic – 18
Blue Moon Stride – 15
Bedroomconfessions – 8
HP Sissy – 2
Ms Mac N Cheese – 1
Tajmeallover – 1
Request For Parole – 1
Dewar N Soda – 1
No Vote – 1
Older Pacing Horses
Sintra – 72
McWicked – 24
Nirvana Seelster – 8
Rockin Ron – 4
Dr J Hanover – 3
Western Fame – 3
American Virgin – 3
Musselsfrmbrussels – 2
Easy Lover Hanover – 1
O'Brien Award of Horsemanship
Marc Campbell – 66
Guy Gagnon – 50
No Vote – 4
Armstrong Breeder of the Year
Al Libfeld / Marvin Katz – 53
Stan Klemencic – 40
Hudson Standardbreds – 22
No Vote – 5
Driver of the Year
Doug McNair – 64
Louis-Philippe Roy – 29
Trevor Henry – 9
James MacDonald – 7
Bob McClure – 6
Marc Campbell – 4
Serge Masse – 1

Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies

Kadabra Queen – 79
Smoke And Mirrors – 23
Courtney Hanover – 14
Jordan Blue Chip – 2
Atlanta – 1
Precieuse CC – 1

Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts

Alarm Detector – 74
You Know You Do – 29
Draft Year – 12
Windermeredontuworry – 3
Levitation – 1
Barney Mac – 1

Three-Year-Old Trotting Fillies

Ariana G – 74
Magic Presto – 21 *
On A Sunny Day – 21
Dream Together – 4
* Magic Presto received more first–place votes than On A Sunny Day

Three-Year-Old Trotting Colts

International Moni – 60
R First Class – 46
Bills Man – 4
Pappy Go Go – 3
Magic Night – 3
Capteur De Reve – 1
Try Try Again – 1
Yo Yo Mass – 1
Lindy The Great – 1

Older Trotting Mares

Hannelore Hanover – 78
Emoticon Hanover – 29
Charmed Life – 12
PL Jill – 1

Older Trotting Horses

Odds On Amethyst – 59
Musical Rhythm – 21
Il Sogno Dream – 19
In Secret – 10
Lookslikeachpndale – 5
Hill Of A Colt – 1
Big Rich – 2
Freddie – 1
Sergeant Seelster – 1
Windsun Revenge – 1

Horse Of The Year (Only one (1) vote per person; 40 voters) Points followed by number of votes.

Hannelore Hanover – 38 (19)
Ariana G – 28 (14)
Alarm Detector – 4 (2)
Kendall Seelster – 2 (1)
Percy Bluechip –2 (1)
Sintra – 2 (1)
Wildriverbumblebee – 2 (1)
No Vote – 2 (1)

Trainer of the Year

Richard Moreau – 69
Gregg McNair – 19
Luc Blais – 10
Dr. Ian Moore – 8
Marc Campbell – 6
Carmen Auciello – 3
Ben Baillargeon – 1
Victor Puddy – 1
Mark Steacy – 1
No Vote – 2

Future Star Award

Brett MacDonald – 59
Maxime Velaye – 33
Francis Richard – 15
Adam Merner – 11
David Kelly – 1
Pierre Luc Roy – 1
(SC)
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