World Champion Sire Winners Award Dies at 18
World Champion sire Winners Award died today.

© Don Shugart
World Champion Sire Winners Award Dies at 18

PLEASANTON, TX—FEBRUARY 21, 2020—World champion sire Winners Award, 18, was euthanized today due to complications from colic. Owned by the Winners Award Partnership at the time of his death, the Texas-bred son of Runaway Winner was bred and raced by Jerry Windham.

Winners Award won or placed in eight of 18 career starts and earned $80,148. He won the TQHA Sires' Cup Stakes and was third in the Dash For Cash Derby(G1). He also was a finalist in the Ruidoso Futurity(G1), Texas Classic Derby(G1), Ruidoso Derby(G1), All American Juvenile Invitational (RG3), TQHA Classic(RG3), West Texas Juvenile Invitational and Santa Rosa Handicap.

From a limited number of starters, in ten crops to race, Winners Award is the sire of 48 winners, 9 stakes horses, 1 world champion with earnings in excess of $1.67 million and average earnings per starter of nearly $20,000.

AQHA Racing World Champion Jrc Callas First has won 17 races an earned nearly $630,000. © Coady Photography
His top performers include 2014 AQHA Racing World Champion Jrc Callas First SI 110 (17 wins, $631,076World Champion Racing American QH, AQHA Racing Champion Aged Horse, AQHA Racing Champion Aged Gelding, Zia Park Championship-G1-twice, Refrigerator H.-G1, Sam Houston Championship Challenge-G2, etc.), Katies Award SI 92 (3 wins to 4, $75,428 Canada Hi-Point Three-Year-Old Filly, Princess S. Derby, etc.), Orions Award SI 94 (3 wins, $56,892 TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity [R]-G2, etc.), Carlos The Second SI 89 (4 wins to 3, $43,789 2nd Ontario Sires Stakes Fut., etc.), Fames Winner SI 89 (4 wins, $39,426 Canada Hi-Point Aged Stallion, etc.), Ba Lucky Penny SI 90 (2 wins, $32,062 3rd Ontario Sires S. Derby, etc.), etc. Sweet Pagrana SI 1010 (6 wins, $59,712), Revvy SI 102 ($5 2ins, $40,270), etc.

Winners Award was out of the stakes winning Special Leader mare Sweet Miranda SI 95 ($17,330), dam of 2 foals, 2 stakes winners.

He stood his final season at Zerlotti Genetics Ltd. near Pleasanton, Texas.