Stolis Winner, stripped of his All American Futurity win by the New Mexico Racing Commission, received top honors on Tuesday, February 10 from the American Quarter Horse Association as 2008 Racing World Champion, Champion 2-Year-Old, and Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding.

Although a final hearing is pending on the outcome of the New Mexico stewards’ findings against Stolis Winner, AQHA announced on Monday that their votes had been cast before the New Mexico findings were presented.

Bred and owned by former AQHA president Jerry Windham, Stoli-sired Stolis Winner received 22 out of the 25 votes cast for world champion. His record of 8 wins from 9 starts, with earnings of $1,820,437, included the All American, Rainbow, and Heritage Place futurities.

Jerry Windham was also voted champion breeder with 51 wins, 40 seconds and 38 thirds in 276 starts, and $2,952,385; as well as champion owner with 18 wins, 13 seconds and 8 thirds in 86 starts, and $1,947,338.

Champions in other categories include:

  • Champion 2-Year-Old Filly – Brenda Beautiful
    Feature Mr Jess x My Dashing Lady, Dash For Cash
    Owner/Breeder: R.D. Hubbard/John T.L. Jones Jr. Interests LTD
    Trainer: Paul C. Jones
    2008 Record: 5-3(2)-0-0; $274,952 
  • Champion 2-Year-Old Colt – Foose
    Stel Corona x Summertime Quickie, Royal Quick Dash
    Owner: Edward C. Allred and Paul C. Jones
    Breeder: Paul C. Jones
    Trainer: Paul C. Jones 
    2008 Record: 7-4(1)-3(2)-0; $1,037,728
  • Champion 3-Year-Old and
    Champion 3-Year-Old Filly – Heartswideopen
    Feature Mr Jess x Dashing Phoebe, Dash For Cash
    Owner: La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC; Breeder: Kirk Goodfellow
    Trainer: Carl Draper
    2008 Record: 6-5(2)-1(1)-0; $602,593
  • Champion 3-Year-Old Colt – One Famous Eagle
    Mr Jess Perry x One Famous Lady, Chicks Beduino
    Owner: Johnny Trotter; Breeder: Johnny Trotter and Burnett Ranches
    Trainer: John Bassett
    2008 Record: 6-5(2)-0-0; $579,233 
  • Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding – Noconi,
    Mr Jess Perry x My Dashing Lady, Dash For Cash
    Owner/Breeder: R.D. Hubbard/John T.L. Jones Jr. Interests LTD
    Trainer: Paul C. Jones 
    Jockeys: Ramon Sanchez (5), Freddie Martinez (2), Gilbert Ortiz (1), Larry Payne (1) 
    2008 Record: 9-4(2)-2-2(2); $722,899
  • Champion Aged Horse and
    Champion Aged Gelding – Jess You And I
    Feature Mr Jess x Gold Daze, Tolltac
    Owner: Double Bar S Ranch LLC; Breeder: Rhonda Rae and Dawn R. List
    Trainer: Jaime Gomez 
    2008 Record: 5-3(2)-1(1)-0; $441,490 
  • Champion Aged Stallion – Ketel Won
    Stoli x Sixy Lady, Streakin Six
    Owner/Breeder: R.D. Hubbard
    Trainer: Paul C. Jones 
    2008 Record:  5-2(2)-2(2)-0; $226,960
  • Champion Aged Mare – Miss Kips Streakin
    Streakin Sixes x Kips Appollo, Kiptys Charger
    Owner: Gerardo Medina Luna; Breeder: Frank J. Hieden
    Trainers: Eusevio Huitron (5), Jose A. Ramos (2), Heath Taylor (2), Juan Torres (1) 
    2008 Record: 10-4(3)-2(1)-0; $129,446
  • Champion Broodmare – My Dashing Lady
    Dash For Cash x Lady Signature, The Signature
    Owner: R.D. Hubbard; Breeder: R.D. Hubbard and H.D. Farris  
    Foals Racing in 2008: Noconi – $722,899, Brenda Beautiful – $274,952
  • Champion Trainer – Paul C. Jones
    2008 Record: 1,248-230(23)-212(30)-190(18) 
    2008 Earnings: $6,972,331(Record for a single season)
  • Champion Jockey – G.R. Carter Jr. (25)
    2008 Record: 730-166(20)-109(14)-111(17) 
    2008 Earnings: $5,027,173 (Record for a single season)

The champions also will be recognized in March at AQHA’s Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.