Homeracing

TwinSpires Players’ 2020 Harness Horse Of The Year Star Of Season

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January 1st, 2021


When the year winds down, the TwinSpires harness-racing department reviews its 12-month archives of suggested contenders posted in the exclusive weekly harness blog. From that review, we categorize winners paying 4-1 and up ant then list them (this year in chronological order) including place and show prices and the track at which they won. We add to the list our winners of featured stakes winners.

In 2020 there are less winners to report, of course, since racing went into lockdown, eliminating and rescheduling many stakes events and the usual business of programmed events. This is duly noted in the list.

There were many more winners posted during the year that paid 7-2 and lower but for the sake of space and a braggart’s love for success, the list presents only two-digit winners. Anyone wishing to see the entire list should make a request on Twitter @FrankCotolo. I will email the entire cast of winners to anyone requesting it.

First and foremost, we announce the TwinSpires Harness Players’ Horse of the Year. Each year the horse earning the title comes from either our features list or the horses-to-watch list (H2W). Only one qualification is met to receive the honor—the horse must be the highest paying winner from our posts of the year. 

Players’ Best Payer

The TwinSpires Harness Players’ Horse of the Year for 2018 is Lugar (Famously—Chili Vanili—Cumin).

The 12-year-old gelding trotter recorded the biggest win mutual for a TwinSpires harness blog selection in 2020, on July 10 at Vernon Downs. He paid $115.00, $35.20, $12.60.

Lugar was bred by Polo Stables, FL, trained by Ashley Eldred and driven by Mitchell Cushing. Congratulations from the harness editors and bettors at TwinSpires.
 

Race Winners
Monthly, 2020
Chronological H2Ws / Features

January

Elysium Seelster, $82.80, $29.00, $11.40, Miami
The Catamount Kid, $12.00, $6.60, $3.60, Monticello
Fred And Roz, $30.40, $14.40, $5.80, Cal-Expo
Ideal Magic, $22.60, $5.40, $3.80, Miami
Lucys Man, $14.60, $3.60, $4.00 ok, Pompano
Swan On The Bank, $10.40, $6.40, $3,80, Northfield
Ugottobeinittowinit, $30.20, $11.80, $3.80, Pompano
Titanium N, $10.80, $4.40, $3.20, Yonkers
Bankroll, $12.60, $5.10, $3.20, Flamboro
Avalanche Hanover, $13.80, $$6.20, $4.20
 
February

Twomickeytrip, $15.80, $6.00, $5.60, Cal-Expo
Blue On Black, $79.00, $14.20, $6.70, Buffalo
Myells Rockstar, $21.20, $9.50, $5.40, Bufalo
Shooter’s Dream, $12.20, $4.20, $2.60, Meadows
Fern Hill Breeze, $46.60, $10.80, $7.90, Buffalo
Eagle Ford, $12.20, $4.10, $3.20, Monitcello
Balfast N, $11.40, $4.90, $3.20, Flamboro
Prom Queen, $13.60, $6.00, $3.20, Cal-Expo
Steve Said, $10.40, $5.40, $4.00, Yonkers
Cheyenne Reijane, $13.80, $6.00, $3.60, Pocono
War-n-munn, $14.20, $5.40, $4.60, Pompano
Lyons Johnny, $10.60, $4.80, $4.40, Pompano

March

Fox Valley B Gump, $24.20, $5.80, $3.60, Cal-Expo
Air Allstar, $13.00, $6.30, $3.60, Yonkers
Vettel N, $22.00, $7.20, $5.60, Meadowlands
Lt Col JE Leonard, $27.60, $5.20, $3.60, Pompano
Velocity Lana, $13.80, $6.60, $3.40, Cal-Expo
Forever MUV, $16.20, $3.00, $2.20, Saratoga
Casey N Grinegan, $25.00, $9.80, $5.80, Cal-Expo
Lincoln, $11.20, $5.80, $3.00, Cal-Expo

April

P A N  D E M I C hiatus:

May

Mego Moss, $28.60, $7.00, $4.00, Northfield
Heidis Heart, $14.00, $5.20, $3.20, Northfield
Mosee Terror, $20.60, $7.40, $5.00, Scioto
Madelines Craycray, $13.00, $7.00, $3.60, Scioto

June

Don’t Think Twice A, $10.40, $5.40, $4.00, Meadowlands
Spoiler Alert, $20.40, $15.80, $6.70, Vernon
Redblack Blaze A, $17.80, $3.40, $2.40, Pocono
Startin Something, $32.20, $13.00, $8.60, Meadows
Electric Chapel N, $28.80, $18.00, $9.50, Buffalo
Rock Flush, $26.40, $12.00, $8.20, Hoosier
Ongoing Royalty, $21.70, $10.30, $6.00, WoMo
Roll With Jr, $14.20, $4.80, $2.80, Hoosier

July

Artful Dancer, $30.60, $11.00, $7.60, Scioto
Discoforadollar, $6.40, $3.40, $3.50 ok, Yonkers
Sir Richie N, $4.20, $2.80, $2.20, Buffalo
Velocity Layla, $3.40, $2.20, $2.10, Running Aces
Barry Hanover, $3.30, 2.40, $2.10, Buffalo
Fox Valley Gemini, $3.20, $2.40, $2.10, Hawthorne
Lugar, $115.00, $35.20, $12.60, Vernon
Casey N Grinegan, $29.40, $17.60, $9.80, Running Aces
Frontier Charley, $22.40, $9.00, $4.20, Hawthorne
In For The Chase, $17.60, $6.40, $5.00, Running Aces
Miss Rockadali, $10.10, $4.70, $3.10, Mohawk
Here Comes Teddy, $41.60, $10.40, $5.80, Philly
Rock On Line, $39.00, $17.40, $7.20, Meadows
Con Air Hall, $18.80, $10.60, $5.20, Pocono
Johnny Chip, $12.20, $5.60, $4.40, Meadowlands
Ramona Hill, $18.80, $9.00, $5.60, Meadowlands
 
August

Island Of The Sea, $14.00, $2.80, $2.60, Hoosier
Queenace Blue Chip, $10.80, $5.20, $3.60, Running Aces
Surf The Web, $15.60, $8.00, $7.20, Meadows
Rock Diamonds N, $10.40, $4.00, $2.40, Plainridge
Beckarama, $13.20, $5.00, $4.20, Batavia
Lincoln, $10.40, $7.80, $2.80, Running Aces
When Dovescry, $11.20, $8.60, n/s, Meadowlands
McKees Angel, $10.20, $7.40, $4.50, WoMo

September

Mary Goodnight, $20.40, $7.40, $3.00, Plainridge
Intuitive Writer, $18.60, $9.30, $5.70, Vernon
Big Oil, $12.60, $4.80, $14.60 ok, Meadows
Whiskey Wizzard, $24.00, $6.00, $6.20 ok, Hoosier
Fox Valley B Gump. $13.60, $7.00, $4.60, Running Aces
Dorsoduro Hanover, $88.00, $29.90, $13.40, WoMo
Genie Rockwell, $16.20, $5.80, $2.60, Hoosier
On A Streak, $32.00, $7.00, $3.60, WoMo
Sans Defaut, $14.80, $4.00, $3.60, Delaware

October

Bathsheba AS, $63.20, $24.40, $5.00, Dayton
Amini, $27.70, $9.30, $6.00, WoMo
Aftermeyourfirst, $20.00, $6.80, $3.60, Meadows
Noble Woody, $17.40, $3.70, $2.20, Monticello
Go West Go Fast, $13.20, $5.80, $3.80, Meadowlands
Hatikvah, $37.60, $10.20, $4.60, Pocono
Sermon, $21.20, $12.20, $8.40, Hoosier
Priceless, $17.00, $8.40, $5.60, Hoosier
In Range, $14.00, $5.20, $3.20, Hoosier
On A Streak, $20.80, $1140, $5.00, Hoosier

November

Lioness Hanover, $13.20, $8.60, $4.60, Plainridge
Better Bangbang, $18.00, $6.40, $3.00, Monticello
Little Honeybadger, $15.40, $6.00, $3.40, Freehold
Bye Bye John, $10.60, $4.60, $2.60, Meadows
Believeinthespirit, $25.80, $11.40, $7.40, Meadows
Star Of The West, $10.80, $4.20, $3.40, Northfield

December

Andela, $22.60, $10.60, $4.00, Philly
TC Scandal, $12.80, $3.60, $2.60, Northfield
I M Mc Cited, $11.20, $4.60, $3.00, Dayton
Outlaw Blue By You, $16.60, $6.20, $3.80, Cal Expo
Brackley Beach, $11.60, $5.60, $2.80, Meadows
Flight Of The Kiwi, $20.00, $7.40, $5.60, Monticello
Bobs Time, $22.80, $7.00, $4.60, Cal-Expo
Hotsprings Volo, $10.20, $3.80, $2.40, Philly
Drawing Dragons, $14.40, $5.00, $4.40, Dayton

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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