Thomas Merritt Trophy
Year Sire CBS Owner # Progeny w/ Open Pts
The Thomas Merritt Trophy is awarded to the Field Trial Champion who sired the greatest number of progeny which in the previous calendar year that acquired points in the Open stake. In the event of a tie, the award goes to the sire whose progeny acquired the greater number of open points in the previous calendar year. In the event there is still a tie, the award will go to the sire whose point acquiring progeny were whelped by the largest number of dams. In the event there is still a tie, the award will go to the sire who had the greatest number of progeny qualified for the national championship stake of the previous calendar year.