2012 Eclipse Awards

View the festivities and winners of the 2012 Eclipse Awards.

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The 42nd Annual Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park.

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Gulfstream Park added pizzaz to the Eclipse Awards.

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Jeannine Edwards hosts the Eclipse Awards.

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Frank Stronach, Gene Stevens, Tim Ritvo, and John Marshal.

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Michael Beychok won Handicapper of the year.

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Jerry Bailey and Rashard Lewis of the Miami Heat.

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Media Eclipse Award Winners.

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Nick Nicholson receives the Eclipse Award of Merit from his son Nick Nicholson Jr.

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Two-Year-Old Male: Shanghai Bobby; 2012 Record: 5 starts, 5 wins, $1,687,000. Won the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), Foxwoods Champagne Stakes (gr. I), Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. II), Track Barron Stakes. Bred in Kentucky by Stonehaven Steadings.

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Jack Wolf accepts for Shanghai Bobby as Champion 2-year-old Male.

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Two-Year-Old Filly: Beholder; 2012 Record: 5 starts, 3 wins, 1 second, $1,215,000. Won the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), Del Mar Debutante Stakes (gr. I). Bred in Kentucky by Clarkland Farm.

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Ned Toffey, Richard Mandella, and B. Wayne Hughes accept the award for Beholder, Champion 2-year-old Filly.

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Steeplechase Horse: Pierrot Lunaire; 2012 Record: 5 starts, 2 wins, 1 third, $253,000. Won the Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes, Grand National Hurdle Stakes. Bred in Kentucky by Skymarc Farm Inc.

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Mrs Calvin Houghland accepts Steeplechaser of the Year for Pierrot Lunaire.

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Female Turf Horse: Zagora; 2012 Record: 8 starts, 5 wins, 1 second, 1 third, $1,689,000. Won the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. I), Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. II), Gallorette Handicap (gr. III), Hillsborough Stakes (gr. III), Endeavour Stakes (gr. III). Bred in France by E. Puerari & Oceanic Bloodstock.

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Martin Schwartz with his wife receives for Zagora, Champion Turf Female.

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Male Turf Horse: Wise Dan; 2012 Record: 6 starts, 5 wins, 1 second, $2,622,037. Won the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I), Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. I), Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes (gr. I), Fourstardave Handicap (gr. II), Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III). Bred in Kentucky by Morton Fink.

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Mr. and Mrs. Morton Fink, trainer Charlie Lopresti, and John Velazquez accepting for Wise Dan.

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Female Sprinter: Groupie Doll; 2012 Record: 9 starts, 5 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, $1,385,314. Won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I), Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. I), Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II), Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II). Bred in Kentucky by Fred Bradley & William Bradley.

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William (Buff) Bradley and partners accept the award for champion female sprinter, Groupie Doll.

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Male Sprinter: Trinniberg; 2012 Record: 8 starts, 4 wins, 2 seconds, $1,382,000. Won the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II), Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III), Swale Stakes (gr. III). Bred in Kentucky by J M Stables, Inc.

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Parbhoo Shivananda and family receive for Trinniberg, Male Sprinter.

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Bobby Spalding reacts to Darley winning for breeder of the year.

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Dale Romans accepting Trainer of the Year.

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Three-Year-Old Male: I'll Have Another; 2012 Record: 4 starts, 4 wins, $2,629,600. Won the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II). Bred in Kentucky by Harvey A. Clarke.

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John Paul Reddam receives for I'll Have Another winning Champion 3-year-old Male.

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Three-Year-Old Female: Questing; 2012 Record: 2012 Record: 7 starts, 3 wins, 1 second, $792,320. Won Alabama Stakes (gr. I), TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I). Bred in Great Britain by Darley.

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Jimmy Bell accepts on behalf of Darley as breeder of the year, Godolphin as owner of the year, and for Questing as the 3-year-old champion filly.

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Older Female: Royal Delta; 2012 Record: 7 starts, 4 wins, 2 seconds, $2,009,251. Won the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), Beldame Invitational Stakes (gr. I), Delaware Handicap (gr. II), Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. I). Bred in Kentucky by Palides Investments N.V., Inc.

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Ben Leon Jr. accepts for Royal Delta, Champion Older Female.

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Bill Mott comments on Royal Delta's win.

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Jose Montano accepts the outstanding apprentice jockey award.

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John Velazquez, Javier Castellano, Little Mike, and presenter Rashard Lewis accept Jockey of the Year for Ramon Dominguez.

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Older Male: Wise Dan; 2012 Record: 6 starts, 5 wins, 1 second, $2,622,037. Won the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I), Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. I), Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes (gr. I), Fourstardave Handicap (gr. II), Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III). Bred in Kentucky by Morton Fink.

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Amy Lopresti reacts to HOY honors as trainer Charlie Lopresti looks toward his wife.

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Trainer Charlie Lopresti and wife Amy, Mr. and Mrs. Morton Fink, and daughter after Wise Dan wins Horse of the Year.

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2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan.

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