Human, Equine Eclipse Finalists Announced
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 1/5/2006 11:27:05 AM
Last Updated: 1/6/2006 2:06:43 AM

With the exception of Horse of the Year, three finalists in each category for Eclipse Awards were announced Thursday by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers Association, and Daily Racing Form, the three organizations that vote for year-end honors. Winners in all categories, and Horse of the Year, will be announced at the 35th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, to be held Monday, Jan. 23 at Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Eclipse Awards finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

2-Year-Old Male: First Samurai, Henny Hughes, Stevie Wonderboy

2-Year-Old Female: Adieu, Folklore, Wild Fit

3-Year-Old Male: Afleet Alex, Flower Alley, Giacomo

3-Year-Old Female: Round Pond, Smuggler, Summerly

Older Male: Borrego, Rock Hard Ten, Saint Liam

Older Female: Ashado, Pleasant Home, Stellar Jayne

Sprinter: Lost in the Fog, Saratoga County, Silver Train

Male Turf Horse: Artie Schiller, Leroidesanimaux, Shirocco

Female Turf Horse: Cesario, Intercontinental, Megahertz

Steeplechase: Hirapour, McDynamo, Sur La Tete
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Owner: Michael Gill, Live Oak Plantation, Melnyk Racing Stables, Inc.
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Breeder: Adena Springs, Edward P. Evans, Live Oak Stud
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Trainer: Steve Asmussen, Robert Frankel, Todd Pletcher
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Jockey: Jerry Bailey, Edgar Prado, John Velazquez
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Apprentice Jockey: Channing Hill, Justin Stein, Emma-Jayne Wilson

NTRA Commissioner D.G. Van Clief, Jr. will present the Horse of the Year trophy to the winning connections at the conclusion of the Eclipse Awards ceremony.

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