The PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association (PEISHOA) presented its first in Person Awards Banquet since 2019 last night (April 30) at the Rodds Charlottetown Hotel. Over 200 People attended the event to see the stars of the 2021 harness racing season were honoured and listen to guest speakers Anthony and James MacDonald.
This year the PEISHOA recognized a much deserving group of horsemen in a new award called Harness Racing Industry Builders Award. The first six inductees were: Boyd MacDonald, Gordon MacLean, Boyd White, Jackie Arsenault, Wayne Pike and Gordon Neil
Horse of the Year for 2021 honours went to the Riley Farms Trotter Up Helly AA.
Below is a list of all the winners.
Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts – Up Helly AA
Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies – Berts Legacy
Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt – Stash It Away
Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies – Woodmere Jazz
Three-Year-Old Trotting Colts – Dusty Lane Milo
Three-Year-Old Trotting Fillies – Incredible Two
Three-Year-Old Pacing Colts – Dusty Lane Goliath
Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies – Tobins Brownie
Claiming Horse of the Year – Hes Marvalous
Aged Trotting Horse – Freddie
Aged Trotting Mare – Daisy River
Aged Pacing Horse – Time To Dance
Aged Pacing Mare – Dreamfair Zenfire
Fan Favourite – The Rev
Pacer of the Year – Tobins Brownie
Trotter of the Year – Up Helly AA
Horse of the Year – Up Helly AA
Horseperson Award Winners
RISING STAR – Reese Williams
FEMALE GROOM OF THE YEAR – Beth MacRae
MALE GROOM OF THE YEAR – Andrew Ward.
ROOKIE DRIVER OF THE YEAR – Jaycob Sweet
LEADING PERCENTAGE DRIVER – Gilles Barrieau
LEADING DASH WINNER DRIVER – Marc Campbell
PERCENTAGE TRAINER BETWEEN 25 - 75 STARTS – Darryl MacLean
PERCENTAGE TRAINER OVER 75 STARTS – Gilles Barrieau
LEADING DASH WINNING TRAINER– Marc Campbell
APPRECIATION AWARDS – Anne Charlotte Kelly, John Power, Gary Chappell and Tara Myers.
STANDARDBRED CANADA OWNER OF THE YEAR – Wade Peconi
ARNOLD WEEKS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD – Roger MacRae
HORSEWOMAN OF THE YEAR – Jen Doyle
HORSEMAN OF THE YEAR – Clifford Murphy
KENTUCKY OF CANADA AWARD – James MacDonald