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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Announces Winners of 2023 Performance Awards

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, today announced the winners and other placings from its 2023 performance awards program.

The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows and cover a wide variety of disciplines and experience levels. In 2023, 734 Thoroughbreds from 44 states and five provinces competed in more than 15,000 classes, divisions, and events. Division awards were calculated in 16 categories as well as 99 discipline divisions and nine junior rider divisions. Category and division awards included the Green OTTB category for Thoroughbreds that last raced in 2021, 2022, or 2023, with generous sponsorship for these awards provided by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Winners of the performance awards will receive ribbons, prize money, and a variety of prizes, including coolers, halters, bags, tumblers, and apparel. The complete list of winners and participants is available at

In addition to the category and division awards, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) sponsored a performance award for horses adopted from TAA-accredited organizations, and the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) provided awards for top-placing RRP Makeover alumni.

The winners of each category can be found below:
Category Name (state bred) “Show name”
Rider Name (State)
Barrel Racing Dream of Scipio (MD)
2010 dkb/br g.  
Scipion – Golden Niner
Erin Burdick Bloom (MI)
English Pleasure
Easy Sailing (PA)
2010 b.g.
Mizzen Mast – Without Concern
Montana May  (VA)
Competitive Trail
Stolen Track (FL)
2013 dkb/br m.
Mast Track – Sheownsthemoment           
Deborah Morse (FL)
Equitation Kisstheothercheek (MD)
2012 b.m.
Outflanker – It’s In His Kiss   
Kelly Hart (GA)
Combined Test
Conquest Playmisty (KY)
2012 dkb/br g.
Proud Citizen – Misty Run     
Jennifer Perkins (CT)
General Goforthegusto “Otter” (FL)
2015 b.g.
J P’s Gusto – Edens Apple
TJ Watson (NC)
Hunter Congressionalwin (PA)
2008 gr/ro m.
Conressionalhonor – Naskramony           
Sarah Wynn and Emma Najdzionek (VA)
Jumper Idol of Kings (KY)
2007 gr/ro g.  
Maria’s Mon – Jazz Meeting
Samuelle Leerkamp (IN)
Western Jon KnowstheCode (KY)
2014 ch. g.
Giant’s Causeway – Ava Knowsthecode
Wendy Frevert (IN)
Western Dressage Fumin Numin  “Apology Accepted” (NY)
2002 dk.b/br g.
Rage – Blend’s Last Lady     
Allison Andrews (SC)
Online Horse Shows Henke  (ON)
2010 dkb/br g.
Sligo Bay (IRE) – Victoria Bay
Karla Pohl (AZ)
TCA Green OTTB - Last Raced 2021 Bribery “Steeldriver” (KY)
Last Start: May 20 2023 Pimlico
2018 gr/ro g.
Orb – Rapid Racer
Samantha Schiff (KY)
TCA Green OTTB - Last Raced 2022 Joe's Calling    “True Calling” (KY)
Last Start: Jun 28 2022 Horseshoe Indianapolis
2019 b.g.
Tale of Ekati – Strategy
Cathy Gomez (SC)
TCA Green OTTB - Last Raced 2023 Igottahaveit (NY)        
Last Start: Jan 21 2021 Aqueduct
2018 ch.g.
Giant Surprise – Ginger Quill
Freda Jessen, owned by Heather Stanley (SC)

Performance awards will be available once again in 2024 and will be based on results in shows from December 1, 2023, through November 30, 2024. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2024. Forms are available at

Created and announced in October 2011, T.I.P. recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows, performance awards, a recreational riding program, championship horse shows and non-competition awards. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at and on the T.I.P. Facebook page at

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (, the ownership resource. Additional information is available at