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  • 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

  • She Be Wild<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%3D8609529%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Lookin At Lucky<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%3D8532384%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo.</a>

    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.

  • Female superstars Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta lead the list of finalists for the 2009 Horse of the Year.

    Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

    Female superstars Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta lead an all-star cast of finalists for the 2009 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Second Media Eclipse Award for WLKY

    Louisville television station WLKY has won its second Eclipse Award for Local Television for its feature on Tom McCarthy, trainer of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) starter General Quarters.

  • NTRA president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop.

    NTRA Projecting 25% Reduction in Budget

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association expects to approve a 2010 budget that's about 25% smaller than this year's spending plan, president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop said.

  • Zenyatta (left) and Rachel Alexandra (right) are the leading candidates for Horse of the Year.

    Change in Horse of the Year Voting Rejected

    Two of the three voting groups for Eclipse Awards have rejected a proposal to change this year's Eclipse Awards voting procedures to allow for a vote for co-Horse of the Year, a move that could have led to Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra sharing that top honor.

  • And They're Off: Eclipse Awards Review

    Hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin, "And They're Off" is a bi-monthly online video series sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. This week, Lenny and Steve review the Eclipse Award winners. Plus, Everybody wants to buy a Derby Winner.

  • Jess Jackson celebrates Curlin's repeat as Horse of the year.

    Eclipse Ceremony Meets Expectation

    Eclipse Award attendees and the TVG viewers tuned in on the night of Jan. 26 were anticipating, and many were hoping, that Curlin would repeat as Horse of the Year.

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    Curlin Repeats as Horse of the Year

    As the only member of the elite crop of 2007 3-year-olds to return to racing as a 4-year-old, Curlin had the hopes of racing fans across the country resting on his shoulders as he embarked on an ambitious campaign that was designed to break new ground in international racing.