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Another Easy Victory for Hansen

Another Easy Victory for Hansen

A gritty win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs put Hansen squarely in the mix for an Eclipse Award and on Jan. 16 he was honored as champion 2-year-old male.

Times Wins Eclipse in Multimedia Category

The 2011 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category has gone to Thoroughbred Times Co. for its "Breeders' Cup -- On the Scene" coverage of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

Third Straight Eclipse Award for ESPN

Third Straight Eclipse Award for ESPN

For the second consecutive year, ESPN has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television-Live Racing Programming for its telecast of "The Breeders' Cup Classic" at the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

Zenyatta Crowned Horse of the Year

Zenyatta Crowned Horse of the Year

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.

First Jockey Eclipse Award for Dominguez

First Jockey Eclipse Award for  Dominguez

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 Jockey: Omar Moreno

Apprentice Jockey: Omar Moreno

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.

Older Male: Blame a Unanimous Choice

Older Male: Blame a Unanimous Choice

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).

Older Female: Zenyatta In Another Romp

Older Female: Zenyatta In Another Romp

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.

Lookin At Lucky Scores Another Eclipse Award

Lookin At Lucky Scores Another Eclipse Award

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.

Consistent Blind Luck is Champion 3YO Filly

Consistent Blind Luck is Champion 3YO Filly

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.

The Envelope Please: Eclipse Awards Day

The Envelope Please: Eclipse Awards Day

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

Moss, Stall Weigh in on HOY Debate

Moss, Stall Weigh in on HOY Debate

Owner Jerry Moss and trainer Al Stall gave their final thoughts on the Horse of the Year debate during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference Jan. 13.

Jayaramans Remove 25 Horses From Ice Barn

Jayaramans Remove 25 Horses From Ice Barn

Summer Bird, last year's champion 3-year-old male, is one of 25 horses being transferred from trainer Tim Ice by Drs. K.K. Jayaraman and Vilasini Jayaraman. Ice currently is based at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

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