The 3-year-old colt pace trophy will be inscribed the H. A. Grant Jr. Memorial Trophy and its trotting counterpart has been named in memory of John Cashman Jr.
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The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administrates the Breeders Crown, felt the naming of these trophies a fitting tribute to their lasting legacies.
“Both Andy and John were passionate about this sport and contributed immeasurably to both the Breeders Crown and the success of the Hambletonian Society,” Tom Charters, president of the Hambletonian Society, said. “They were life-long friends who took the responsibility of their roles in maintaining and promoting championship racing very seriously -- and also took delight in watching the top level of competition created by these events.”
Crystal Apex Awards and Design of Sheridan, Ont., handcrafts the winner’s trophies that feature 12-inch high crystal monoliths individually deep-etched to carry the ornate Breeders Crown logo. Each crystal piece is mounted atop a tiered, ebonized wood base with a hand engraved plaque bearing the name of the Breeders Crown winner.