Racing secretaries of Harness Tracks of America's 38 members have selected their season's champions of 2008. Owners of the 12 divisional champions will receive HTA's prized Nova Awards at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wednesday night, February 4, 2009 during the Harness Racing Congress.
The winners are:
2-year-old trotting filly:
Paolo Rosanelli and John C. Siena of Middletown, N.Y., owners of Honorable Daughter, winner of 9 of 11 races and $835,555 in 2008.
2-year-old trotting colt:
Jerry Silva of Long Beach, N.Y., and Thomas and Louis Pontone's TLP Stable of Kearny, N.J., owners of, winner of 8 of 9 races and $817,301 in 2008.
3-year-old trotting filly:
Goram C. Falk's Falkbolagen Ab Stable of Malmo, Sweden, owner of Lantern Kronos, winner of 12 of 18 races and $914,854 in 2008.
3-year-old trotting colt:
Ray Schnittker of Middletown, N.Y., Ted Gewertz of New York, N.Y., Charles Iannazzo of Tappan, N.Y. and theStable (Frank Baldassare of Monroe, N.Y., Alan and Meg Leavitt of Lexington, Ky., and Jerry Silva of Long Beach, N.Y.), owners of , winner of 12 of 15 races and $2,218,987 in 2008.
Older male trotter:
Peter Kleinhans of Flemington, N.J., and Jerry Silva of Long Beach, N.Y., owners of Enough Talk, winner of 9 of 21 races and $685,736 in 2008.
Howard Taylor of Penn Valley, Pa., Edwin Gold of Wayne, Pa., Abraham Basen of Las Vegas, Nev., and R.R. Fuller of Newark, Ohio, owners of Buck I St Pat, winner of 10 of 14 races and $411,724 in 2008.
2-year-old pacing filly:
Jack Darling of Cambridge, Ontario, owner of St Lad's Popcorn, winner of 12 of 15 races and $540,558 in 2008.
2-year-old pacing colt:
Chester Lebo, Jr. of Carlisle, Pa., Jerry Silva of Long Beach, N.Y., and Tina Martinez of Dillsburg, Pa., owners of, winner of 6 of 10 races and $849,154 in 2008.
3-year-old pacing filly:
Jerry Silva of Long Beach, N.Y., Eric Cherry's Let It Ride Stables of Delray Beach, Fla., and Robert Cooper of Boca Raton, Fla., owners of Tug River Princess, winner of 12 of 19 races and $870,450 in 2008.
3-year-old pacing colt:
Schooner Stables (Brent MacGrath of Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Garry Pye, Stuart Rath and James Bagnell of Truro, Nova Scotia, Pamela Dean of Londonderry, Nova Scotia, and Reginald Petitpas of Shediac Bridge, New Brunswick), owners of, winner of 14 of 15 races and $2,448,003 in 2008.
Older male pacer:
Joseph V. Muscara of Huntington Valley, Pa., owner of, winner of 11 of 14 races and $1,532,932 in 2008.
Adam Victor's Adam Victor & Son Stable of New York, N.Y., owner of My Little Dragon, winner of 10 of 22 races and $817,567 in 2008.
from Harness Tracks of America
Courtesy of The US Trotting Association Web Newsroom