Images from the 41st annual Eclipse Awards. View Slideshow
For the third straight year, a female was crowned Horse of the year when Fox Hill Farm's Havre de Grace took home top honors Jan. 16 at the annual Eclipse Awards ceremony.
There was little drama in the announcement of Fox Hill Farms' Havre de Grace being named top older female. The 4-year-old daughter of 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam garnered 245 of the 248 first-place votes cast.
Fans have voted the 2011 Woodward Stakes (gr. I), in which Havre de Grace became the second female to win the race in its 58-year history, as the New York Racing Association's Race of the Year.
In the Horse of the Year category, fans made the multiple grade I winner Havre de Grace their top pick with 4,249 votes.
old-timers in the waterfront village of Havre de Grace get to reminiscing about the "good old days," Download Now!
There were few surprises when the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters on Jan. 5 announced the finalists for 2011 Eclipse Awards.
Havre de Grace, finalist for the 2011 Eclipse Award as top older female and a leading candidate to be named Horse of the Year, arrived at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 5.
Online voting is now open for the second annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and excellence resounded most with the public.
Voting is under way at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association web site, www.ntra.com, for the 13th annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images, drawn from the year's events.
Lenny and Steve discuss the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male, the Horse of the Year, Frankel, the lack of leadership in horse racing, and the downgrading of the Hopeful Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm Watch Video
Concept isn't new...but worth revisiting... read blog
How would you rank the 25 most intriguing horses and people in racing for 2011? Rank Them!
There is an impressive list of older horses returning next year. read blog
Owner Rick Porter offered fans a special opportunity to visit with his filly Havre de Grace at Vinery. read blog
The Breeders' Cup did nothing to clear up the Horse of the Year picture. read blog
A day after one of the closest first-to-last finishes in the history of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), connections of the horses that participated in the race won by Drosselmeyer were at the track early Nov. 6.
Drosselmeyer came flying down the center of the track to sweep past pacesetter Game On Dude just before the wire, winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Who will win the Breeders' Cup Classic? How will the others finish? Predict the Order
Jason, Tom, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Presented by twinspires.com. Watch Video
Beyond the Blinkers goes behind the scenes at the Breeders' Cup. read blog
Lenny interviews Rick Porter about Havre de Grace's work and who Rick thinks will be the most challenging competition in the Classic. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions watch video
The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic should have enough star appeal with Uncle Mo and Havre de Grace, but others are vying for Horse of the Year honors.
A complete list of entries for the two days of the Breeders' Cup.
Mike Repole's Uncle Mo was made the 5-2 morning line choice after drawing post 8 for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Havre de Grace will break from post 10 as the 3-1 second choice in the $5 million race.
Breeders' Cup World Championships week began Oct. 31 at Churchill Downs with more than a dozen contenders going through their final exercise regimens.
Havre de Grace went through her final exercise regimen for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on the morning of Oct. 31, breezing five furlongs in 1:02, 13th fastest work of the day among 30 working the distance.
Rick Porter's Havre de Grace, the 4-year-old filly seeking to earn a Horse of the Year title with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will remain in training in 2012, according to trainer Larry Jones.
Havre de Grace, who was pre-entered in both the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I), will only be entered in the Classic when final entries are drawn Oct. 31.
Jon and Joel take a first look at the Pre-Entries, focusing on the Filly & Mare Turf, the Sprint, the Turf, the Dirt Mile, the Mile, the Ladies' Classic, and the Classic. Brought to you by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Goldikova, Havre de Grace lead the charge for the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships. Eight of the 15 races are over-subscribed.
This is not the best group we've ever seen, but it's still the Breeders' Cup read blog
Breeders' Cup contender works and arrivals. view slideshow
Fox Hill Farm's Havre de Grace turned in a smooth five-furlong work Oct. 24 at Keeneland in preparation for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
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Fillies are beating colts regularly all over the world. read blog
When entries are drawn Oct. 31, here is what some of fields might look like read blog
Thanks to her easy-going nature, Havre de Grace has had no problem settling into Keeneland, where she is training for her next start in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Game On Dude, Havre de Grace, and Tizway probably control their own destiny. read blog
This week's nominees: Cape Blanco, Flat Out, Stacelita, Giant Ryan, Uncle Mo, Havre de Grace, Game On Dude. Read More
Trainer Larry Jones has arrived at Keeneland Racecourse to oversee the training of Horse of the Year candidate Havre de Grace as the 4-year-old filly prepares for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
It took 10 months, but the Classic now has our full attention. read blog
It is safe to say that never before have three consecutive graded stakes on a single card - at a mile, 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares, and 1 1/4 miles - produced the three favorites for the Breeders' Cup Classic. read blog
Jon and Joel examine the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Havre de Grace vs. Flat Out in the Breeders' Cup Classic and if Uncle Mo delivered his needed dynamite performance. view video
Racing worked its magic from Longchamp to Belmont to Santa Anita. read blog
Havre de Grace made a decisive case for favoritism in next month's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), as she annihilated Royal Delta and three others in the $350,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) Oct. 1 at muddy Belmont Park.
Several top 3-year-olds face older horses in huge weekend of racing. read blog
Royal Delta will run into Havre de Grace when she faces older horses for the first time in the $350,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Belmont Park.
Steve and Lenny dissect the Breeders' Cup races, the many upcoming prep races leading into the Breeders' Cup and a BC Maiden Special Weight as #16 for the card.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm watch video
America's two superstar fillies will run in separate stakes on Saturday a country apart.
Fox Hill Farms' Havre de Grace and Palides Investments' Royal Delta worked the morning of Sept. 26 in preparation for their next starts.
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