The riding title went to Ramsey Zimmerman who bested previous champion jockey, Monte Cliff Berry. However, it should be noted that Monte Cliff Berry set a new local record for number of wins (530) as well as rode his 3,000th career winner. And furthermore and more importantly, Monte Cliff Berry should consider going by MC Berry because it has a tough "Don’t mess with me, you scrawny bugboy" sound to it.
The annual Steve Asmussen Training Champion Award, once again, goes to Steve Asmussen.
Detailed information on the 2007 Season Champions are on Lone Star Park’s website. However, I’ll highlight a few of the notable champions and titles:
- Gold Coyote wins the Texas Stallion Stakes, Lone Star Park
Horse of the Meeting: Gold Coyote
Champion Texas-bred: Gold Coyote
Champion 2-year-old male: Gold Coyote
Champion Octogenarian: Clarence Scharbauer Jr., owner of Gold Coyote.
Champion Older Male: Bob and John
Champion Older Female: Lady of Venice (FR)
Champion Turf Horse: Lady of Venice (FR)
Champion 13-year-old Not Allowed to Race Because of a Dorky Rule in the Texas Racing Act: Proven Cure
Best Bet of the Meet: Lady of Venice (FR)
Best Doping Violation: Alexandre Vinokourov
Best Fan Giveaway: Folding lawn chairs
Fan Giveaway That Would Have Been More Useful: Umbrellas and rain boots
Champion Mutuel Clerk: Warner
Best Track Companion: Alice
Champion 5-year-old Who Scores Free Ice Cream from John Records: Alice
Champion 5-year-old Who Shares Ice Cream with Her Track Companion: Alice
Beverage of Choice, Fast Track: Frozen Margaritas
Beverage of Choice, Sloppy Track: (tie) Coffee, beer.
Beverage of the Meeting: $1 beer on Dollar Days
Champion Lone Star Park Employee: Post Time Pavilion Manager, John Records. (Note: This is his fourth consecutive title.)
Champion 2-year-old That Lends Hope That There Could Be a Texas Connection to the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle Next Year and It’s Okay to Dream: Gold Coyote
2007 Middleground Breeders' Cup, Lone Star Park
"Gold Coyote, just skipping over the slop like it's nothing."