January 27, 2012
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2011 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday.
The banquet, which was emceed by Chris Lincoln, celebrated the association's 50th anniversary and featured a special golden anniversary video presentation produced by Susan Hunter, owner of Hunter Creek Farm in Roswell.
Among the Quarter Horse champions were: Jenuine Joy (top older mare, owned and bred by Fredda Draper), Bullets Brother (older horse or gelding, owned by Martin Orona Sr. and Veronica O. Gonzalez, bred by Joe W. Alexander), Snow Regard (3-year-old filly, owned by K.H. Logax Inc., bred by K. Humberto Lopez Gaxiola), Quatro Menudos (3-year-old colt or gelding, owned and bred by William G. McCarty, Paul Wood and SW Paving & Grading Inc.), Call Me A Blazn Chic (2-year-old filly, owned by J & M Racing and Farm, bred by Mike C. Abraham), Osbaldo (2-year-old colt or gelding, owned and bred by Hubaldo Solis), Willie Call Me (broodmare of the year, owned by Mike C. Abraham), Genuine Strawfly (stallion of the year, owned by J & L Stables LLC) and Jess Kicken (freshman sire, owned by Jesus J. Carrete and Richard J. Kloeppel Jr.).
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