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California Horse of the Year

The California Horse of the Year is an American horse racing honor awarded annually since 1973 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) to a Thoroughbred racehorse bred in the state of California.


  • 2004 - Moscow Burning
  • 2003 - Joey Franco
  • 2002 - Continental Red
  • 1999 - Budroyale
  • 1996 - Cavonnier
  • 1995 - Cat's Cradle
  • 1994 - Soviet Problem
  • 1989 - Brown Bess
  • 1988 - King Glorious
  • 1984 - Silveyville
  • 1983 - Fali Time
  • 1982 - Prince Spellbound
  • 1981 - Eleven Stitches
  • 1977 - Crystal Water
  • 1976 - Crystal Water
  • 1973 - Windy's Daughter



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