HTA/Hanover Shoe Farms Groom of the Year Award

This award honors the outstanding groom of the year. Owners, trainers, track personnel and the general public nominate grooms who deserve special recognition for outstanding work. The deadline for a letter of nomination is December 31. All grooms nominated receive a certificate of recognition of excellence. The winner receives an original oil painting of himself or herself with his or her horse. 

2012 Groom of the Year:

Florzell “Georgie Boy” Daniels

Past HTA/Hanover Shoe Farms Groom of the Year Award Winners:

2011 Greg Haverstick
2010 Tom Cugle
2009 Maureen Dolan
2008 William Harmon
2007 Fia Svensson
2006 Henry “Pete” Reynolds
2005 Stephanie Black
2004 Emma Johansson (Windsong’s Legacy & Housethatruthbuilt)
2003 Margaret Anderson (For The Luva Moni)

2002 Ricky Kopiec (Prairieland Raider)
2001 Linda Coleman (Fast Lane Cruizin)
2000 Charlotte Hamilton (Maxwell’s Cadilac)
1999 Gilles Roy (Blissfull Hall)
1998 Charles “Red Eye” Williams (High Hopes Gracie)
1997 Keith Devitt (Armbro Roseanne)
1996 Pam Baillie (Jenna’s Beach Boy)
1995 James Stocker (Live or Die)
1994 Billy Shea (Sara Loren Rd)
1993 Fern Wald (Hat’s Off To Bunny & Iron Ridge)

In 1982 and since 1993, only one award was presented regardless of the horse’s earnings.

Year   Earnings Over $100,000
1992  Heather O’Toole (Kingsbridge/Take A Look)
1991  Kathy Johnson (Armbro Intercept)
1990  Laurie Voris (Miss Easy)
1989  Paul “Huey” Clark (Matt’s Scooter)
1988  Bob Cole (Editor in Chief)
1987  Ron Molendyk (Frugal Gourmet)
1986  Charlie Coleman (Sugarcane Hanover)
1985  Tina Lindgren (Prakas)
1984  Marcia Hamilton (Baltic Speed)
1983  Dan Riddell (Ralph Hanover)
1982  Odell Short (Fan Hanover)

Earnings Under $100,000
Dawn Galletta (Rockin Randy)
Tomi Gillespie (Bret’s Cash & Lori’s Diamond)
Marty Dannevall (Sid’s Leader)
Alice Allen (Pat Tarsio)
Pam King (Georgina Seelster)
Sheryl Kolb (Lake Tahoe & Charlie Hustle)
Sherry Ford (ThinkingAloud)
Diane Moser (Shennango Ayres)
Jill Parker (Emperor Virgo)
Joan Crain (Valley Jewel)

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