In one of the closest races in the history of Texas-bred racing, three horses finished within three points of each other for the title of Texas Horse of the Year, including a tie at the top between Promise Me Silver and Ivan Fallunovalot with 40 points each based on stakes performances throughout 2015. Using the tiebreaker based on earnings during the year, Ivan Fallunovalot prevailed as the Horse of the Year, in addition to Texas Champion Older Horse, while Promise Me Silver took the title of Texas Champion 3-Year-Old Filly.
The award for Texas Champion Claimer will be determined by an online vote on the TTA website in February, and all of the 2015 champions will be honored at the TTA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on June 18 at Lone Star Park.
Following is the complete list of 2015 champion horses:
2-Year-Old Filly: My Master Plan (by Oratory) • Owner: Joyce McGough • Breeder: Dan McGough
2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding: Texas Chrome (by Grasshopper) • Owner: Danny Keene • Breeder: Craig Upham • Grasshopper stands in Texas at Lane’s End Texas
3-Year-Old Filly: Promise Me Silver (by Silver City) • Owner/Breeder: Robert Luttrell
3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding: A M Milky Way (by Elusive Bluff) • Owner/Breeder: David Davis
Older Filly/Mare: Thegirlinthatsong (by My Golden Song) • Owner: D. Gatto, J. Hollendorfer, S. Melen, P. and T. Russo and S. Taub • Breeder: Clarence Scharbauer Jr. • My Golden Song stands in Texas at Valor Farm
Horse of the Year and Older Horse: Ivan Fallunovalot (by Valid Expectations) • Owner: Lewis Mathews Jr. • Breeder: Eileen Hartis
Champion Broodmare: Flashdance Missy (dam of Ivan Fallunovalot)