Zenyatta, the daughter of Street Cry who sustained her only loss in 20 starts when second in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), was honored Jan. 17 as North America's Horse of the Year for owners Jerry and Ann Moss.
While Venezuelan-born jockey Ramon Dominguez may have not posted a Triple Crown or Breeders' Cup victory in 2010, he vaulted above the rest and earned his first Eclipse Award as the top rider in North America.
Apprentice rider Omar Moreno had a leg up on the competition heading into the 2010 racing season: He'd already been honored with a Sovereign Award as top apprentice in Canada for 2009 and now has an Eclipse Award.
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's aptly name Blame won the Eclipse Award for champion older male of 2010. The son of Arch capped his season with a neck victory over Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
- By Steve Haskin
Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta repeats as champion Older Female, collecting 237 first-place votes. The daughter of Street Cry won five of six in 2010, and retired at the end of the year 19-for-20.
Winning Eclipse Awards is nothing new for Todd Pletcher. The 43-year-old Dallas, Texas, native was honored as the nation's outstanding trainer for four consecutive years, from 2004-2007, and again in 2010.
WinStar Farm, which triumphed in two of the three legs of the 2010 Triple Crown, was rewarded with the Eclipse Award for outstanding owner of the year when they were announced Jan. 17.
Lookin At Lucky became the first horse since Spectacular Bid to be named champion 2-year-old male and 3-year-old male. The son of Smart Strike won the Preakness (gr. I), IZOD Haskell (gr. I), and two grade II stakes.
Blind Luck, a daughter of Pollard's Vision, won or placed in all nine of her races, all graded stakes, and was the division's leader by earnings, with $1,679,662. It's easy to see why she was named champion 3-year-old filly.
David and Jill Heerensperger's Bourbon Bay begins another assault on Santa Anita's distance events on grass with a win in the San Marcos
Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama runs big in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and is named champion Male Sprinter for his efforts. Florida-bred son of Montbrook also placed in two grade Is at Saratoga.
- By Tracy Gantz
Dubai Majesty voted an Eclipse Award as champion Female Sprinter. Daughter of Essence of Dubai capped four-win season with resounding score in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).
Wertheimer and Frere's homebred Goldikova, Europe's Horse of the Year, is named North America's top Turf Female after winning her third straight Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
- By Steve Haskin
Castleton Lyons' Gio Ponti repeats as champion Turf Male. The son of Tale of the Cat won the Shadwell Turf Mile, was second in TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Slip Away is named 2010 champion Steeplechaser based on his 25-plus length score in the Colonial Cup Hurdle Stakes (NSA-I).
McNeill Stables' Caleb's Posse scores at a mile in possible prep along Arkansas Derby trail
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm was rewarded with its seventh Eclipse Award when they were announced Jan. 17, with horses bred by the farm earning more than $13.3 million last year.
Uncle Mo, smashing winner of the Champagne Stakes and Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), is named champion 2-year-old male of 2010 during the Jan. 17 Eclipse Awards.
Rarely has a juvenile filly been able to step out of the Florida-bred ranks and make her mark as a champion by season's end, but Awesome Feather is not your typical Florida-bred filly.
Eric Mitchell has been appointed Executive Vice President of Blood-Horse Publications it was announced Jan. 17. He will retain his primary role of Editorial Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse.
Grade II winner Domestic Dispute has been relocated for stallion duty in 2011 to Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind.
Graded stakes winner Bittel Road will enter stud in 2011 at Foot Fall Farm near Palmyra, Ind.
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The sale is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Lexington and will begin at 10 a.m. (EST).
One of the most hotly debated races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 17, with the announcement of whether it is finalist (in alphabetical order) Blame, Goldikova, or Zenyatt
An eastern Ohio development company officially announced Jan. 17 plans to construct a racetrack and resort called Mahoning Valley Downs in the Youngstown, Ohio, area.
Ross Peddicord, a lifelong horseman, is taking the reins as the new executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board. The board promotes equestrian industry and the use of horses for recreation through activities such as raising awareness and visibility, educational and research projects to benefit the equine industry, and developmental efforts to ...
Dozens of horses have been killed by the floods that continue to trouble Australia, according to the New Zealand-based website Horsetalk. About 80 Standardbred horses at the prominent Cold Mountain Stud, located near Moore in Queensland, perished in the flood.
One of the popular Table Topics sessions held at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., revolved around equine embryo transfer.
Scott E. Palmer, VMD, and Foster Northrop, DVM, were selected as the recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2010 President's Award for their leadership in developing guidelines to promote racehorse safety.
About 2% and 6% of all racetrack fatalities in Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, respectively, are the result of scapular fractures, according to Stuart A. Vallance, BVSc (Hons), who, with Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, and a research team at the JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, has investigat...
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