Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph Graffeo, Erik Nikolaus Del Toro and Troy Johnson’s with lime was named Texas Horse of the Year 2021 by the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Con Lima was also named the 2021 Texas-bred champion 3-year-old filly after a remarkable season.
Con Lima, a filly now 4 years old by Commissioner out of Consolidator big Second Street Town bred in Texas by Lisa Kuhlmann, was a tour de force in 2021. She capped her impressive 3-year campaign with a top score in the Saratoga Oaks Invitational Stakes (G3T) in August at Saratoga Racetrackbeating a field of second-year international fillies.
His 3-year-old season began in early January for trainer Todd Pletcher with a wire-to-wire victory in the Ginger Brew Stakes quoted at Gulfstream Park. She followed that with four more victories in stakes races, including the Herecomesthebride Stakes (G3T) and Honey Ryder Stakes at Gulfstream, the Wonder Again Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park, and the aforementioned Saratoga Oaks. Con Lima also finished second in the Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes (G1T) and the Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3T). She missed just one of eight starts in 2021, finishing fourth in Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) on clay. She amassed a 5-2-0 record for the year with $795,015 in earnings.
Con Lima and his connections in the winner’s circle after the 2021 Saratoga Oaks Invitational
Con Lima’s dam, Second Street City, was named the 2021 Texas Broodmare of the Year, while Kuhlmann is the 2021 TTA Breeder of the Year.
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Douglas Scharbauer was the 2021 Texan Breed Accredited Leading Money Winner.
The human awards – the TI “Pops” Harkins Lifetime Achievement Award and the Allen Bogan Memorial Award for TTA Member of the Year – will be announced at a later date.
2021 Texas Champions
- 2 year old filly: Eagle Express (Eagle /WS Farish/WS Farish)
- 2-year-old colt/gelding: I have my papers (my golden song /Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch/Macassar Corp.)
- 3-year-old filly: Con Lima (Commissioner/Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph Graffeo, Erik Nikolaus Del Toro and Troy Johnson/Lisa Kuhlmann)
- 3-year-old colt/gelding: stone cafe (Stonesider /Douglas Scharbauer (Jan-May) and Henry Witt Jr. (May-August)/Douglas Scharbauer)
- Filly/older mare: She is our fastest (Public speaking /Mark Norman and Norman Stables/Eureka Thoroughbred Farm)
- Older horse: sunny song (My Golden Song/Carolyn Barnett and Becky Harding/Carolyn Barnett)
- Champion Broodmare: Second Street City (Consolidator)
- Horse of the Year: Con Lima