Commentary | Palmetto woman has world championship horse

November 19, 2013 

Palmetto's Anne Prince won the world championship in amateur two-year-old colts at the American Quarter Horse Association's 2013 Bank of America World Championship Show this past Friday in Oklahoma City.

Prince showed the American Quarter Horse, PF Premo, who was sired by MH Supremo and mared by Ima Credible Miss. The 2011 chestnut stallion was bred by Palmetto's Chester Prince.

Anne Prince received a prize package for claiming the world championship title that included: a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket from Cripple Creek Outerwear, WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket, neck wreath, medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.

Prince also finished third in the amateur yearling colts division, with the American Quarter Horse, PF Supreme, who was sired by MH Supremo and mared by Kids Securitee.

As a third place recipient, Prince received a custom-designed bronze trophy, the logoed jacket, Professional's Choice Sports Medicine boots and a medallion.

Pop Warner road ends

It wasn't a good weekend for the local Pop War

ner clubs.

The last remaining teams from the Manatee Mustangs and Palmetto Trojans programs played their final games last Saturday.

The Mustangs sent three teams to Jacksonville for the first round of the Southeast Regional Playoffs for Division I.

Each club was eliminated by the opposition.

The Mustangs' Junior Pee Wee team fell 13-0 to the Forestview Tigers. The Pee Wee team was blanked 24-0 by the Mandarin Tigers, and the Sweetwater Eagles edged the Mustangs 6-0 in the Midget division.

In the second round of Division II, the Tacolcy Red Raiders defeated the Palmetto Trojans 39-6 in the Pee Wee division.

Turkey Trot returns

The annual Turkey Trot 5-mile run is set for Thanksgiving Day at the DeSoto National Memorial Park.

The event starts at 8 a.m., with an awards ceremony slated for 9:10 a.m.

Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. After that time, registration will be held on race day and closed off at 7:45 a.m. at the venue.

There is no registration fee, but runners are encouraged to bring a runner friendly snack such as bananas, oranges, bagels, energy bars or sports drinks to share following the race.

Also, a $1 donation from each runner to cover race costs, with the remaining funds heading to Meals on Wheels Plus, continues this year after it was started last year.

The official timing for the race will stop at 60 minutes, meaning runners not finished by that point won't be in the official results.

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Beach Dawgs win once

The Bradenton Beach Dawgs 11-and-younger team played in the USSSA 2K13 Championships in Tampa, and went 1-2 in three games.

The team played one pool play game Saturday due to rain, where they lost to the West Florida Thunder 8-4. The Beach Dawgs defeated the West Coast Warriors 6-5 on Sunday when Dante Talarico's bases loaded grounder turned into a walk-off fielder's choice after Danny Fritz scored from second base on the play.

The final game turned into a 7-4 loss to the Strike Force on Sunday.

Leading hitters for the Beach Dawgs were Lucas Hartman (4-for-6, home run, four runs, two RBIs, two walks, two stolen bases), Wyatt Sevin (6-for-8, three runs, three RBIs, three doubles, two stolen bases) and Charlie Duffy (2-for-7, two runs, walk, stolen base).

Jason Dill, sports reporter, can be reached at 745-7017 or via email at Follow him on Twitter @Jason__Dill.

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