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Wednesday, April 19, 2023Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
Thoroughbred Incentive Program Announces Winners of 2022 Performance Awards and Polo Awards

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, today announced the winners and other placings from its 2022 performance awards program and the T.I.P. / United States Polo Association (USPA) annual polo awards.

The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows and cover a wide variety of disciplines and experience levels. In 2022, 725 Thoroughbreds from 44 states and five provinces competed in more than 15,000 classes, divisions, and events. Division awards were calculated in 14 categories as well as 91 discipline divisions and eight junior rider divisions. Category and division awards included the Green OTTB category for Thoroughbreds that last raced in 2020, 2021, or 2022, with generous sponsorship for these awards provided by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Winners of the performance awards will receive ribbons, prize money, and a variety of prizes, including coolers, halters, bags, tumblers, keychains, and apparel. The complete list of winners and participants is available at

State-bred performance awards were sponsored by Racehorse Minnesota, Woodbine, and Washington Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association. In addition to the category and division awards, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) sponsored a performance award for horses adopted from TAA-accredited organizations, and the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) provided awards for top-placing RRP Makeover alumni.

The winners of each category can be found below:
Category Name (state bred) “Show name”
Rider Name (State)
Dressage Finley’s Fortune (WV) “Awkward Silence”
2014 chestnut mare
Smarty Jones – Lite Write
Elisabeth (Bitsy) Gascoigne (OH)
English Pleasure
Crazy Man (NY) “Chocolate Delight”
2005 bay gelding
Western Borders – Big Fat Moose
Reba Merritt (VA)
Eventing/Combined Test Plain Brown Wrap (IL)
2002 dark bay/brown gelding
Mt. Magazine – Sister Gust
Rebekah Bartley (VA)
Equitation Positively True (KY)
2006 dark bay/brown mare
Yes It’s True - Postulant
Cade Pearson (GA)
Endurance/Competitive Trail Stolen Track (FL)
2013 dk bay/brown mare
Mast Track - Shwoensthemoment
Deborah Morse, Alison Morse (FL)
General Algezir (KY) “Epilogue”
1999 bay gelding
Northern Spur (IRE) – Shared Reflections
Ashleigh Ramey Glorioso (VA)
Jumper Flying Eagle (KY)
2012 bay gelding
City Zip – Sweet Problem
Ashley Vaught (IN)
Online Horse Shows Kisstheothercheek (MD)
2012 bay mare
Outflanker – It’s in His Kiss
Kelly Hart (GA)
TCA Green OTTB - Last Raced 2022 Castle Bound (WV)
2013 bay gelding
Windsor Castle – Bound To
Michelle Knoblauch (WV)
TCA Green OTTB - Last Raced 2021 Lil B Quick (FL)
2015 bay mare
Graeme Hall – Aiden’s Lil Devil
Haley Kenevan (WI)
TCA Green OTTB - Last Raced 2020 This Is Me (KY)
2017 bay gelding
Doctor Chit – Talking Audrey
Heath Gunnison (KY)
Owned by RAH Bloodstock
sponsored by Racehorse Minnesota
Eurosonice (MN) “Mercedes”
2007 bay mare
Eurosilver – Must Be Nice
Alyssa Turnquist (WI)
sponsored by Woodbine
A Hotty at Noon (ON) “Nosy Parker”
2009 chestnut ridgling
Wake at Noon – Erika is a Hotty
Michelle Hannan (OH)
sponsored by Washington Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association
Back to Wine (WA)
2010 chestnut gelding
Baqeuro – Wine at Dawn
Christina Klein (OK)

To recognize Thoroughbreds that have excelled in a career as a polo horse, T.I.P. and USPA created the T.I.P./USPA Thoroughbred Polo Awards in 2020. Applicants for the award must demonstrate how the Thoroughbred has successfully transitioned into and exceled in its career as a polo pony. The winners of the third annual polo awards are as follows:
Category Name (state bred) “Current name”
Owner Name (State)
Lesson Horse
Rosie’s Nature (WV) “Rosie”
2006 bay mare
Valiant Nature- Fior Di Castagna
Hugo Pasten (WV)
Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) Horse Avalanche Dancer (AZ) “Dancer”
1998 bay mare
Dance Centre – Golden Avalanche
Polodeo Ranch LLC (CA)

Performance awards will be available once again in 2023 and will be based on results in shows from December 1, 2022, through November 30, 2023. For 2023, two disciplines have been upgraded from a Division to a Category (Barrel Racing and Western Dressage) and two existing Divisions were split into zones (Second Level Dressage and Amateur Owner Hunter). The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2023. Forms are available at

Created and announced in October 2011, T.I.P. recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows, performance awards, a recreational riding program, Championship horse shows and non-competition awards. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at and on the T.I.P. Facebook page at

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (, the ownership resource. Additional information is available at

About the United States Polo Association  
The U.S. Polo Association was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions, and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts. Founded in 1890, the United States Polo Association (USPA) is the national governing body for the sport of polo. USPA is currently comprised of almost 300 member clubs with thousands of individual members and oversees 40 national tournaments. For more information, please visit