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His horse Ben’s Cat won Horse of the Year, older male, turf runner and sprinter awards for a superb season on the track – six wins in 11 starts and more than $588,000 in earnings. His trainer offered thanks, poked a little fun at the emcee (Laurel/Pimlico announcer) Dave Rodman and then started talking . . .
Among the highlights (paraphrased somewhat, since it would be impossible to tell it exactly like Leatherbury):
“It took a long time to get here. Did anyone else get lost? I got behind this guy who was going really slow. I stayed behind him for a while and then I just felt like I had to give him a little bump, a nudge, to see if I could speed him up. Well, he went right over the handlebars . . .”
“Later, this guy in a truck comes right at me, right at me . . . he was headed right for me, with no warning or anything. Well, the front of his truck did say DODGE so I guess that was something.”
Leatherbury meandered to the national debt and the difference between a million and a billion – “a million seconds is 11 1/2 days and a billion seconds is 32 1/2 years,” or something like that. He finished up with a short comment on racing and training winners – he’s had 6,342 – going all the way back to the early days.
“I was at Bowie and this horse looked like he was going to win. I remember thinking ‘If I never win another race, let me win this one.’ He won and I still get the same thrill out of it today. It keeps you young.”
Yes it does.
 
2011 Maryland-bred Champions
Horse of the Year, older male, turf runner, sprinter: Ben's Cat.
Steeplechaser: Incomplete.
Older Female: Ask The Moon.
3-year-old Filly: Bold Affair.
3-year-old Male: Poseidon's Warrior.
2-year-old Filly: Plum.
2-year-old Colt: Jack's In The Deck.
Broodmare of the Year: Gabby's Love.
Stallion of the Year: Not For Love.
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