I thought that I would wait for some exciting news before making our very first "blog" entry. Last night was the annual QROOI Awards Banquet, where it appeared a good time was had by all (and an even better time by some, judging by their condition at the end of the evening!!).
For the first time in the history of the QROOI, a two year old was named HORSE OF THE YEAR. That 2 year old was our very own, ONE KOOL WAVE! DK Training Centre would like to thank the QROOI Board of Directors for parting with tradition and naming this young fellow HORSE OF THE YEAR. Congratulationsgo out to owners Don Ito and Robert Bailey. ONE KOOL WAVE was undefeated in 2010 in 8 starts, winning 4 stake races and earning over $170,000. He was also named High Point 2 Year Old and High Point 2 Year Old Gelding, and was the highest point earning horse, regardless of age, in Ontario this year.
Campaigning this wonderful horse over the 2010 season has been an amazing experience which has been made even more special by all the kind words and support from fellow horsemen, friends and fans. Having a horse like this has helped us to see how far our industry has come and truly understand how fortunate we are to be a part of such a great racing community with truly outstanding people. Thank you everyone!