EVANS LEADING VIRGINIA BREEDER IN 2009

To no one’s surprise, Edward P. Evans produced the most Virginia-bred earnings, starts, wins and stakes winners in 2009.

Evans’ horses, born and raised at his Spring Hill Farm in Casanova, VA, made a total of 560 starts, winning 99 races (17.6%), 88 seconds and 81 thirds for total earnings of $4,536,062*. Evans also bred leading earner Quality Road and half of the top ten Va-bred earners.

Audley Farm was once again the second leading breeder based on progeny earnings. In 2009, Audley-breds started 271 times, winning 47 (17.3%) and earnings of $1,917,476. Audley’s leading earner was Eishin Boston (pictured below) ($867,713) who continues to race over jumps in Japan.

The other leading Virginia breeders were:

3) Lazy Lane Farm – 133 starts, 24 wins (18%), $661,081.
4) Virginia Tech Foundation – 109 starts, 8 wins (7.3%), $649,252
5) Mr. & Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, III – 150 starts, 29 wins (19.3%), $549,502
6) Morgan’s Ford Farm and partners – 128 starts, 20 winners (15.5%), $545,270
7) James Hackman, 75 starts, 19 wins (25.3%), $340,821
8) R. Larry Johnson, Legacy Farm and partners – 128 starts, 12 wins (9.4%), $337,846
9) Donna Hayes and partners – 187 starts, 15 wins (8%), $292.658
10) Lady Olivia at North Cliff, LLC and partners – 109 starts, 15 wins (13/7%), $266,034
11) Mede Chaba Stable & Stud, LLC – 69 starts, 10 wins (14.4%), $257,854
12) Dresden Farm – 16 starts, 5 wins (31.2%), $187,950
13) Chance Farm – 69 starts, 12 wins (17.3%), $161,579
14) Mr. and Mrs. Bert Firestone – 22 starts, 4 wins (18%), $152,660
15) James Carter – 62 starts, 6 wins (9.6%), $150,257

*Unofficial in-house totals. Official totals will be available later this month.