The Raceway Honours Best Of 2022 - Heavy Dude E Overall Horse of the Year

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Saturday, February 25, 2023
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London, February 25, 2023 – Natalie Elliott and Jack Wray, both owner-trainers, were the big winners on Saturday evening as The Raceway at Western Fair District honoured its top performers from the 2022 season in front of a capacity crowd at the Top Of The Fair dining room.

Elliott’s Heavy Dude E was awarded the M & T Printing Group Overall Horse Of The Year along with top Older Trotting Horse on the strength of a 10-for-37 season in which he banked just shy of $70,000 while racing primarily at The Raceway.

Veteran Jack Wray took home the most hardware with Greystone Treasurer winning both Older Pacing Mare and Claimer of the Year and his Okeeheelee capturing Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly.

Trainer Lorne House also doubled up as Greystone Ian O was honoured as top Three -Year-Old Pacing Colt while Pembrook Legacy N got the nod as top Preferred Pacer.

Tyler Borth and Travis Henry finished in a tie for top driver in 2022, both with 144 wins, while O’Brien Award finalist for Rising Star, Cassidy Schneider, received the award as Trainer of the Year.

It was the first in-person awards night held at The Raceway since 2020. Below is the complete list of award winners:

Three Year Old Pacing Colt – Greystone Ian O

Three Year Old Pacing Filly – J One Twenty

Three Year Old Trotting Colt – Jayport Roadrunner

Three Year Old Trotting Filly – Okeeheelee

Aged Pacing Horse – Y S Delight

Aged Pacing Mare – Greystone Treasure

Aged Trotting Horse Heavy Dude E

Aged Trotting Mare – Power and Grace

Claimer Of The Year – Greystone Treasure

Rookie Of The Year – Punchesinbunches

Preferred Pacer – Pembrook Legacy N

Preferred Trotter – Scene A Magician

Driver Of The Year – Travis Henry/Tyler Borth (Tied)

Trainer Of The Year – Cassidy Schneider

Caretaker Of The Year – Sofia Antolini

Ruth Herbert Horsewoman Of The Year – Natasha Day

Overall Horse Of The Year – Heavy Dude E