Trenton, NJ — Evident Beauty has been selected as the New Jersey Sire Stakes’ Horse of the Year for 2019.
The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other major stakes for NJ-sired or bred horses.
Evident Beauty, by Trixton out of the Explosive Matter mare Struck By Lindy, swept the preliminary legs and final of her division at The Meadowlands. A winner of $532,734 in 2019, the 3-year-old filly trotter won nine of her 17 starts this year. Regular driver David Miller handled Evident Beauty in all her races this season.
With a record of 1:52.3 which she took in winning the Premier Division final at The Meadowlands, she was also victorious in open company with wins in a $124,000 Del Miller division at The Meadowlands, the $282,000 Elegantimage at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the $135,000 Moni Maker at Hoosier Park.
Evident Beauty is owned by Melvin Hartman, Little E LLC and R A W Equine. Richard “Nifty” Norman trained the filly that was bred by White Birch Farm of Allentown, N.J.
Evident Beauty’s connections will be honored at the 63rd annual Breeder Awards Luncheon on Jan. 26, 2020 at the Hilton Gardens Inn in Hamilton, N.J.