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2009 Eclipse Awards

2009 Eclipse Awards

Recap all of the Eclipse Award winners with this photo slideshow featuring photos from throughout the 2009 racing season. View Photos

Champion Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Champion Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Young rider finished second in earnings with $18.5 million, won three Breeders' Cup events and seven other grade I races

Champion Older Female: Zenyatta

Champion Older Female: Zenyatta

Jerry and Ann Moss' wonder mare won all five of her 2009 starts and capped off the year with a scintillating win over the boys in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

Champion Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Champion Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Back-to-back Eclipse Awards for trainer of Rachel Alexandra and grade I winner Kodiak Kowboy, Hot Dixie Chick; led nation with $21.8 million in earnings

Champion 2YO Female: She Be Wild

Champion 2YO Female: She Be Wild

Mike and Nancy Mazzoni's homebred filly won the Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) and capped the year off with a score in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

Champion 2YO Male: Lookin At Lucky

Champion 2YO Male: Lookin At Lucky

Won grade I Del Mar Futurity, Hollywood Futurity for Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman; most by a head as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

Horse Profile: Sassy Image

Horse Profile: Sassy Image

Sassy Image, who swept the Pocahontas and Golden Rod at Churchill Downs last fall, kicked off her 3-year-old campaign with a victory in the off-the-turf Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream Park. View Profile

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