Barber Named TOBA Owner Of The Year, Blum Breeder Of The Year

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association hosted its 36th annual National Awards Dinner at Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa in Paris, Ky. on Saturday, September 11. Gary Barber was named TOBA’s National Owner of the Year and Peter Blum was named the National Breeder of the Year. Angie Moore was named National Small Breeder of the Year and Drumette was honored with the Broodmare of the Year title.

The TOBA National Awards, hosted by TVG’s Scott Hazelton, also honored the achievements of Thoroughbred owners and breeders in 18 states and Canada.

Frost or Frippery, who won the 2020 Claiming Crown Rapid Transit Stakes, was named the National HBPA Claiming Crown Horse of the Year.

Samantha Siegel was honored with the Industry Service Award, presented to a person or entity who has made exceptional contributions to the industry.

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners received the Cot Campbell Racing Partnership of the Year award.

The Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year went to Kaytee Mountain owned by Sue Gallagher. This award was presented to the owner of the ex-Thoroughbred that has accumulated the most points in competition, as tracked by the United States Equestrian Federation.

In addition, John and Leslie Malone received the Robert N. Clay Award. In partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, this award recognizes a member of the Thoroughbred community who has made an outstanding contribution to preserving land for equine use.


A complete list of winners is as follows:

Finalists for National Owner of the Year:

Gary Barber


Klaravich Stables

Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Starlight Racing

Three Diamonds Farm


National Owner of the Year:

Gary Barber


State Breeders of the Year:

Arkansas: Bill and Mary McDowell

California: George Krikorian

Canada: Ivan Dalos

Canada: Lawrence P. Cordes

Florida: Charlotte Weber/ Live Oak Stud

Indiana: Greg Baer DVM and Deann Baer

Iowa: Allen Poindexter

Kentucky: Godolphin

Louisiana: Tri-Star Racing LLC

Maryland: Angie Moore

Minnesota: Lorie Michaels

New Jersey: John Bowers Jr.

New Mexico: R.D. Hubbard

New York: Twin Creeks Farm

Oregon: Janet and Patrick Cosgrove

Pennsylvania: Blackstone Farm LLC

South Carolina: Franklin Smith Sr.

Texas: James Wessel

Virginia: Lazy Lane Farm

Washington: Darrin L. Paul


National Breeders of the Year:
Peter Blum


National Small Breeder of the Year:

Angie Moore


Broodmare of the Year:



Industry Service Award:

Samantha Siegel


Cot Campbell Racing Partnership of the Year:

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners


Claiming Crown Horse of the Year:

Frost or Frippery


Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year:

Kaytee Mountain


Robert N. Clay Award:

John and Leslie Malone

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