Articles posted January 18, 2014

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Will Take Charge Overwhelming Winner

Will Take Charge Overwhelming Winner

For Will Take Charge it was as if January to June never existed, unless you want to focus on his photo finish scores in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) and Smarty Jones Stakes and forget about all his out-of-the-money disasters.

Record Sixth Eclipse for Pletcher

Record Sixth Eclipse for Pletcher

Todd Pletcher's deep bench of top quality runners sometimes make it difficult to gauge his accomplishments when compared to those of other trainers. But in 2013, he was in a league of his own.

Ramseys Eclipse Adena as Breeders

Ramseys Eclipse Adena as Breeders

As a result of their belief in their stallion Kitten's Joy, who topped the North American General Sire list in 2013, Ken and Sarah Ramsey earned their first Eclipse Award as outstanding breeder.

Wise Dan Repeats as Top Turf Male

Wise Dan Repeats as Top Turf Male

He never backed down from a fight, and wherever they entered him, he ran. Wise Dan galloped his way through the most consistent season delivered by a racehorse in 2013 to edge Point of Entry and Magician for Turf Male honors.

Third Eclipse Award for Royal Delta

Third Eclipse Award for Royal Delta

Superstar mare Royal Delta easily dominated the older female division and notched her third straight Eclipse Award by virtue of three impressive graded stakes victories last year, one of which was grade I.

Third Owner Eclipse for Ramseys

Third Owner Eclipse for Ramseys

Setting a record for purse earnings in a season, Ken and Sarah Ramsey outpaced the competition for an Eclipse Award just like their horses outpaced their opponents on the racetrack throughout 2013.

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Owner: Coburn, Steven and Martin, Perry
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