2009 Eclipse Awards

Saluting the winners of the 2009 Eclipse Awards.

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Lookin at Lucky wins the Eclipse for Champion 2-year-old Male.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

She Be Wild won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, and the voting for Champion 2-year-old Female.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Gio Ponti, who had an amazing 2009 campaign was named the winner of two categories. Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Horse.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Champion Turf Female goes to Goldikova, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mixed Up, an 11-year-old gelding, won the Eclipse for Champion Steeplechase.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Informed Decision was named Champion Female Sprinter.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Kodiak Kowboy outran the competition in the Champion Male Sprinter category.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Steve Asmussen received the Eclipse Award as Outstanding Trainer for the second year in a row.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Godolphin owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was awarded the Eclipse for Champion Owner.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Juddmonte Farms, owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah (far left), was named Champion Breeder.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Zenyatta once again collected the most votes for Champion Older Female.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Christian Santiago Reyes took home the trophy as top Apprentice Jockey.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Jockey Julien Leparoux picked up the Eclipse for racing's Top Jockey.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Rachel Alexandra was named Champion 3-year-old Female.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Summer Bird collected the Eclipse as Champion 3-year old Male.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rachel Alexandra was named the 2009 Horse of the Year.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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