It's Seeking My Dream
SEEKING MY DREAM, who romped the $13.9 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile on December 10, was voted the 2016 'Horse of the Year' last weekend by a 17-member panel comprising representatives of the press and CTL racing officials.
Trained by Wayne DaCosta for Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, SEEKING MY DREAM, who was winning the coveted award for the second consecutive year, polled 14 votes as against three for main rival BIGDADDYKOOL, who is trained by Anthony "Baba" Nunes.
Both horses won five races in 2016, with SEEKING MY DREAM securing four grade one wins to finish second to the top three-year-old "BIGDADDY" ($11.06 million from 11 starts) on the list of leading stakes winners with $10.2 million.
In addition to his record equalling run in the Diamond Mile, SEEKING MY DREAM won the mile and quarter Prime Minister's Stakes on August 6, Legal Light Trophy and Eros Trophy, while finishing second to FRANFIELD in the Chairman's Trophy over 1500 metres in March, third to the Stephan Narinesingh BIGDADDYKOOL in the Superstakes over 2000 metres and fifth to BUZZ NIGHTMARE in the Gold Cup over 1400 metres on October 17.
CTL racing secretary, Denzil Miller Jr said panelists voted overwhelmingly in favour of SEEKING MY DREAM by virtue of his Diamond Mile victory.
"He beat everybody in that race, including the runner-up Bigdaddykool and that was undoubtedly the performance of the year," Miller said.