Pacific Coast QHRA Awards Banquet Set for January 25

Grade 1 winners J Fire Up, Mr PYC To You are among the nominees for year-end honors.

Edited press release

J Fire Up, pictured here winning last year's Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity, is among the nominees for PCQHRA honors. The PCQHRA will hold its awards banquet at Los Alamitos Racecourse on January 25. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

J Fire Up, the winner of last year's Los Alamitos Two Million (G1) and Golden State Million (G1) futurities, and Champion of Champions (G1) winner Mr PYC To You are among the nominees for year-end honors to be presented at the 2017 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Awards Banquet on January 25.

The annual banquet will take place in the Finish Line Room at Los Alamitos Racecourse, starting with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Dinner will be from 7-8 p.m., and the awards ceremony will start at approximately 8.

Tickets are priced at $35 per person, and the public is invited. Tickets can be reserved by contacting the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association at (714) 236-1755. In addition, owners, trainers, breeders and jockeys will also be honored for their 2017 accomplishments.

Following are nominees for the equine awards that were voted upon by the PCQHRA selections committee, with preference given to those horses which supported the California racing program throughout 2017.

Two-Year-Old Colt: Call Me Cole, Kvn Corona, Peight Your Fate
Two-Year-Old Gelding: Chance To Fire, Fire and Sass, The Revenant
Two-Year-Old Filly: J Fire Up, Matilda Czech, Moonie Blues
Three-Year-Old Colt: Mr Apollitical Dash, Renewed, Stelfast
Three-Year-Old Gelding: Chazaq, Kissed by An Eagle, That Rico
Three-Year-Old Filly: Imaqtpie, Jess Mas, Kiddy Up Cowgirl, Trippys Royal Jess, Start Somethin Bad
Aged Stallion: Big Lew, Mr Pyc To You
Aged Gelding: BH Lisas Boy, He Looks Hot, Heza Dasha Fire
Aged Mare: Jess Good Reason, Jess Ravin, Time For Jess
Moonist Award: Renewed, That Rico, Unblemished
Most Improved Horse: Da One Two Special, Hoose Coose, Up For Pride
Intermountain Horse: Jess A Cowboy, Katies Easy Moves, Moonie Blues
Distance Horse: Bound To Bet
James V.A.Carter Award (outstanding broodmare): Remember Me Rose, Short Czech, This Boogie Fires
Three Bars Award (outstanding stallion): Kiddy Up, Favorite Cartel, Walk Thru Fire.

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