Bramble Bay Named NJ-Bred Horse of the Year

Bramble Bay (Bullet Train) has been named the 2022 New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year, as well as champion turf runner and champion older female, by the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey. The bay mare won last summer’s Jersey Girl H. at Monmouth Park for breeder/owner Ballybrit Stable, LLC and trainer Mike Dini. Claimed for $62,500 by trainer Mike Maker and owner Michael Dubb, the then-6-year-old added the Pinot Grigio H. She won three of 10 starts in 2022 and earned $160,170. To date, the mare has won eight of 35 career starts with earnings of $474,623.

Also honored as New Jersey-bred champions of 2022 are: champion 3-year-old and sprinter Speaking (Mr Speaker); champion older male He’spuregold (Vancouver); champion 2-year-old filly Girl Trouble (Fast Anna); champion 2-year-old male Great Navigator (Sea Wizard); and champion 3-year-old filly I Can Run (Tourist).

Adorabella (Ghostzapper) was named the state’s 2022 Broodmare of the Year and Hey Chub was named Stallion of the Year.

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