Eclipse Awards

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  • Royal Delta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

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    Royal Delta: Winner On and Off the Track

    Royal Delta had a huge year in 2011, both on the racetrack and in the auction ring, and the filly will kick off 2012 with an Eclipse Award as new owner Ben Leon Jr. points her toward greater accomplishments.

  • Havre de Grace in the Woodward Stakes.

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    Older Female: Grace in a Landslide

    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.

  • Amazombie in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

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    Amazing Amazombie is Sprint Champ

    Winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint had been the flourishing finish to a splendid nine-race championship season for Amazombie that ran from late January to Nov. 5. Now he has been voted male sprint champion.

  • Black Jack Blues in the Grand National Steeplechase.

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    'Blues' is Named Steeplechase Champion

    When contenders for champion steeplechaser of 2011 were announced, Irvin S. Naylor was assured he would take home the Eclipse Award statuette because he owned all three finalists.

  • Cape Blanco in the Man o' War Stakes.

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    Turf Title Goes to Jetsetter Cape Blanco

    Cape Blanco won the champion male turf title by making three transatlantic trips to America and winning not only three grade I stakes, but three of the most prestigious turf stakes in America.

  • My Miss Aurelia in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

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    My Miss Aurelia Lives Up to Expectations

    My Miss Aurelia's championship status was affirmed Jan. 16 when it was announced that My Miss Aurelia had been voted champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, garnering 247 of the 248 total first place votes.

  • Hansen in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

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    Another Easy Victory for Hansen

    A gritty win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs put Hansen squarely in the mix for an Eclipse Award and on Jan. 16 he was honored as champion 2-year-old male.

  • Apprentice Jockey Eclipse Voting Reopened

    Because some data presented to voters in the apprentice jockey competition for an Eclipse Award included wins and earnings for one rider after he had lost his apprenticeship, voting in that category will be re-conducted.

  • Times Wins Eclipse in Multimedia Category

    The 2011 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category has gone to Thoroughbred Times Co. for its "Breeders' Cup -- On the Scene" coverage of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

  • ESPN won the Media Eclipse Award its telecast of the Breeders' Cup Classic, won by Drosselmeyer.
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    Third Straight Eclipse Award for ESPN

    For the second consecutive year, ESPN has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television-Live Racing Programming for its telecast of "The Breeders' Cup Classic" at the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

  • Jeannine Edwards

    Broadcaster Edwards to Host Eclipse Awards

    Jeannine Edwards, senior broadcast analyst for ESPN, will be the first female to host the Eclipse Awards presentation, which will be held Jan. 16, 2012, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • NTRA Offers Eclipse Award Sweepstakes

    Free-to-enter sweepstakes requires fans to select the horse they feel deserves to win the 2011 Horse of the Year award, which will be announced Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Eclipse Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • And They're Off: Turkey Day Edition

    Lenny and Steve examine the Breeders' Cup, end of the year honors and Steve talks about a possible Stamina trend connected to the Belmont Stakes.

  • 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.