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O’Brien Voting Results Released

Published: February 6, 2018 2:45 pm ET

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Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2017 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario.

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


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