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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Jerry and Ann Moss with their Horse of the Year candidate Zenyatta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9337395%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Moss, Stall Weigh in on HOY Debate

    Owner Jerry Moss and trainer Al Stall gave their final thoughts on the Horse of the Year debate during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference Jan. 13.

  • Blind Luck's narrow victory in the Kentucky Oaks is one of the choices for NTRA Moment of the Year.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8937333%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    NTRA Moment of the Year Voting Underway

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association website, www.ntra.com, for the 12th annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images, drawn from the year's events.

  • Tim Ice with Summer Bird.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8604037%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Jayaramans Remove 25 Horses From Ice Barn

    Summer Bird, last year's champion 3-year-old male, is one of 25 horses being transferred from trainer Tim Ice by Drs. K.K. Jayaraman and Vilasini Jayaraman. Ice currently is based at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

  • 2009 Belmont winner Summer Bird<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8205347%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Summer Bird on the Mend at Oaklawn

    Summer Bird, who received the Eclipse Award as the top 3-year-old male earlier in the week, was back in his stall Jan. 22 after a walk and being spoiled by his owners, Drs. K. K. and Vilasini Jayaraman.

  • Final Thoughts on Horse of the Year

    Even though it was only a little over two months, it seemed as though the Horse of the Year debate had gone on forever. Now that it is finally over, I wanted to give people a final chance to express their thoughts.

  • Rachel Alexandra, 2009 HOY

    Relive Rachel Alexandra's historic year, from her first major win to being crowned 2009 Horse of the Year.

  • 2009 Eclipse Awards

    Recap all of the Eclipse Award winners with this photo slideshow featuring photos from throughout the 2009 racing season.

  • Jockey Julien Leparoux

    Champion Jockey: Julien Leparoux

    Young rider finished second in earnings with $18.5 million, won three Breeders' Cup events and seven other grade I races

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen

    Champion Trainer: Steve Asmussen

    Back-to-back Eclipse Awards for trainer of Rachel Alexandra and grade I winner Kodiak Kowboy, Hot Dixie Chick; led nation with $21.8 million in earnings

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    Champion 2YO Female: She Be Wild

    Mike and Nancy Mazzoni's homebred filly won the Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) and capped the year off with a score in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

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    Champion 2YO Male: Lookin At Lucky

    Won grade I Del Mar Futurity, Hollywood Futurity for Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman; most by a head as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Drape Wins Eclipse Award For Feature Story

    Joe Drape has won the 2009 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Enterprise category for "Despite Outcry, Derby Owners Fall Silent on Drugs for Horses," which appeared in The New York Times on April 30, 2009.