A.R.A.B. of Michigan names finalists for 2010 awards

Catch Me Ridin Dirty and Nate Alcala are strong contenders to defend their respective titles as Michigan's Arabian Horse and Jockey of the Year.

The Association of Racing Arabian Breeders of Michigan has released the list of year-end award nominees from the 2010 Mount Pleasant Meadows meet.

The winners will be decided Jan. 22 during the organization’s awards dinner at the Clifford Lake Inn in Stanton, Mich.. For more information on the dinner, or to make reservations, click here.

Four horses lead all finalists with nominations in three categories a piece. Defending Michigan Arabian Horse of the Year Catch Me Ridin Dirty shares that honor with Michigan Arabian Juvenile Stakes winner Get R Done, Stars and Stripes Distaff winner Shestheone and stakes-placed allowance winner Zanthus Fury. All four horses are finalists for Michigan’s Horse of the Year title.

On the human side of the awards, Nicole Holst leads all nominees as a finalist for champion owner, breeder and trainer.

A list of nominees from each category can be found behind the jump.

(Finalists listed in alphabetical order)

Three-Year-Old Male:
– Get R Done
– Hot Lava
– Pipers Prime Time
– Three T Peacock

Three-Year-Old Female:
– First Kiss HLF
– Wicked Breeze

Four-Year-Old Male:
– Breezin Bye
– Catch Me Ridin Dirty
– Duro
– Sams Candy Man

Four-Year-Old Female:
– Sey Spoof Proof
– Ala Catch Ya Later

Older Male:
– Cool Hannd Luke
– Double Djeopardy
– WMA Passtime
– Zanthus Fury

Older Female:
– Fly Without Wings
– Mi Valentine Dancer
– Shestheone
– Shezablessing

Michigan-Bred Male:
– Catch Me Ridin Dirty
– Get R Done
– Pipers Prime Time
– Zanthus Fury

Michigan-Bred Female:
– Ddouble Ddiamond
– Fly Without Wings
– First Kiss HLF
– Shezablessing

Owner of the Year:
– Lapco Arabians
– Tom Fritz
– Nicole Holst
– Tricia Schibik

Breeder of the Year:
– Tom Fritz
– Hickory Lane Farm
– Nicole Holst
– Tricia Schibik

Trainer of the Year:
– Matt Bender
– Mario Fritz
– Nicole Holst
– Julie Post

Jockey of the Year:
– Nate Alcala
– Juan Delgado
– Oscar Delgado
– Mike Holmes

Horse of the Year:
– Catch Me Ridin Dirty
– Get R Done
– Shestheone
– Zanthus Fury

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