Headlines for Monday, January 17, 2011

  • Zenyatta wins Horse of the Year 2010.

    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.

  • Ramon 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.

  • 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.

  • Adele Dilschneider accepts the Eclipse Award for Older Male for Blame.

    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).

  • Zenyatta wins the Eclipse Award for Older Mare.

    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.

  • WinStar wins the Eclipse Award for outstanding owners.

    Classic Success Elevates WinStar to Top

    WinStar Farm, which triumphed in two of the three legs of the 2010 Triple Crown, was rewarded with the Eclipse Award for outstanding owner of the year when they were announced Jan. 17.

  • Lookin At Lucky

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    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.

  • Blind Luck

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    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.

  • Big Drama

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    Big Drama's BC Score Leads to Eclipse Award

    Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama runs big in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and is named champion Male Sprinter for his efforts. Florida-bred son of Montbrook also placed in two grade Is at Saratoga.

  • Dubai Majesty

    Widely Traveled Dubai Majesty Wins Eclipse

    Dubai Majesty voted an Eclipse Award as champion Female Sprinter. Daughter of Essence of Dubai capped four-win season with resounding score in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Gio Ponti
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    Gio Ponti Keeps Collecting Awards

    Castleton Lyons' Gio Ponti repeats as champion Turf Male. The son of Tale of the Cat won the Shadwell Turf Mile, was second in TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Awesome Feather

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    Awesome Feather Eclipses All Others

    Rarely has a juvenile filly been able to step out of the Florida-bred ranks and make her mark as a champion by season's end, but Awesome Feather is not your typical Florida-bred filly.

  • Eric Mitchell

    Mitchell Named Executive Vice President

    Eric Mitchell has been appointed Executive Vice President of Blood-Horse Publications it was announced Jan. 17. He will retain his primary role of Editorial Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse.

  • Goldikova in her 2010 BC Mile victory.<br>

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    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

  • Queensland Flooding Deadly for Area Horses

    Dozens of horses have been killed by the floods that continue to trouble Australia, according to the New Zealand-based website Horsetalk. About 80 Standardbred horses at the prominent Cold Mountain Stud, located near Moore in Queensland, perished in the flood.

  • Maryland Horse Industry Board Gets New Leader

    Ross Peddicord, a lifelong horseman, is taking the reins as the new executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board. The board promotes equestrian industry and the use of horses for recreation through activities such as raising awareness and visibility, educational and research projects to benefit the equine industry, and developmental efforts to ...

  • Equine Scapular Fractures: Incidence in Racehorses (AAEP 2010)

    About 2% and 6% of all racetrack fatalities in Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, respectively, are the result of scapular fractures, according to Stuart A. Vallance, BVSc (Hons), who, with Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, and a research team at the JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, has investigat...