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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.

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 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.

Final Thoughts on Horse of the Year

Final Thoughts on Horse of the Year

Even though it was only a little over two months, it seemed as though the Horse of the Year debate had gone on forever. Now that it is finally over, I wanted to give people a final chance to express their thoughts. Read Blog

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

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