Dayatthespa, the Eclipse Award-winning turf female of 2014 and first New York-bred to win a grade I Breeders’ Cup race, was named New York-bred Horse of the Year, at the annual awards banquet of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders April 6 at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Chester and Mary Broman were named the top breeders in the Empire State.
Dayatthespa, owned in partnership by Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon, and Bradley Thoroughbreds, was guided through her 5-year-old campaign by trainer Chad Brown. Following a runner-up finish in the De La Rose Stakes in August, she reeled off three straight victories in the Yaddo Stakes at Saratoga, First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) atKeeneland, and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.
A daughter of City Zip bred by Castellare DiCracchiolo Stable, Cracchiolo & Goldsher, Dayatthespa was also voted 2014 champion New York-bred turf female and champion New York-bred older female. Her late dam, M’Lady Doc was named New York-bred Broodmare of the Year.
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