Keyword: horse of the year

  • Video: Curlin's Two-Year-Olds in Action

    Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who stands at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm, will have his first 2-year-olds race this year. Here are some of his 2-year-olds in action in Florida.

  • And They're Off: Pearl Harbor Day Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male, the Horse of the Year, Frankel, the lack of leadership in horse racing, and the downgrading of the Hopeful Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • 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.

  • A Fan's Favorites

    Anne M. Eberhardt presents a look back at the career of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta through the eyes of racing fan and photo enthusiast Mike Sekulic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Head Turner - By Eric Mitchell

    Following an emotionally charged Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the question for those deciding Horse of the Year comes down to this: On what side of the "head" do you stand?

  • 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.

  • Zenyatta will run in 2010.<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%3D8148338%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta to Run in 2010

    After conferring with owners Jerry and Ann Moss, a decision to run the champion mare Zenyatta will run in 2010, trainer John Shirreffs confirmed Jan. 16.

  • Horse of the Year - Final Arguments

    With less than a week away before the winner is crowned, we're giving Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta fans a final opportunity to state their case.

  • The Race for Horse of the Year

    Female superstars Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta lead the list of finalists for the 2009 Horse of the Year, which will be announced on January 18th during the 2010 Eclipse Awards.

  • 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.

  • Curlin at Lane's End<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%3D7564379%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Curlin Begins New Career as Stallion

    Curlin, North America's richest horse with earnings of more than $10.5 million, began his new career Feb. 13 when he covered his first mare at Will S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Steve Asmussen and Jess Jackson pose with Curlin's 2008 Horse of the Year Eclipse Award

    Jackson: Curlin One of Racing's Greats

    Majority owner Jess Jackson said Curlin, who repeated as Horse of the Year when the Eclipse Awards were announced Jan. 26, is among the industry's greats. Jackson also said Curlin wants to run competitively, even though he is now at stud at Lane's End Farm.

  • Curlin<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%3D6331803%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    No Acceptable Bids for Curlin Interest

    The sealed-bid process for selling the minority interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin failed to produce an acceptable bid, but private negotiations will continue for the 20% ownership held by Midnight Cry Stable.

  • And They're Off: Nov 4 (Video)

    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's topics include a recap of the Breeders' Cup, including an analysis of the European performances, and a discussion of Horse of the Year.

  • Curlin, shown winning his most recent start, the Woodward (gr. I), continues to prep for his next scheduled start in the Sept. 27 Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Curlin Turns in Work for JC Gold Cup

    Defending Horse of the Year Curlin turned in an effortless five-furlong breeze the morning of Sept. 15 over the fast Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course, covering the distance in 1:01.80 under regular exercise rider Carlos Rosas.

  • Viva Pataca was named Hong Kong's champion middle-distance and champion stayer for 2008.

    Good Ba Ba Horse of Year in Hong Kong

    Good Ba Ba, a four-time group I winner this season, was crowned horse of the year as well as the champion miler and most popular horse of the year at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony July 1.

  • Curlin works five furlongs at Churchill Downs on June 23.

    It's Back to Work for Curlin

    Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin returned to serious training after his recent victory in the $1 million Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) with an easy five-furlong work June 23 at Churchill Downs.

  • Ocean Colors, daughter of Winning Colors, impressively draws away to win her debut.

    Winning Colors Filly Impressive in Debut

    Gainesway Thoroughbreds' Ocean Colors, a 2-year-old Orientate filly out of 1988 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Winning Colors, made her racing debut one to remember June 13 at Churchill Downs by scoring a front-running 5 1/4-length victory in the fourth race

  • King of the Roxy, a grade II winner last year, was voted Ohio horse of the year for 2007.

    Success Despite Tough Times in Ohio

    Grade II winner King of the Roxy, the 2007 Ohio horse of the year, shows that struggling Ohio breeders aren't through trying to find success with the competitive forces against them.

  • Curlin rolls to victory in the Dubai World Cup.

    Curlin Conquers the World

    As 12 horses headed to the post in the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), trainer Steve Asmussen stood in the paddock at Nad Al Sheba racecourse. "I'm just wanting the real Curlin to show up," he said. Moments later, the Smart Strike colt more than obliged, rolling to a 7 3/4-length win and convincing viewers of one sure thing - right now "the real Curlin" is the best horse in the world.

  • Nashoba's Key was named California-bred Horse 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%3D3370637%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Nashoba's Key Horse of Year in CA

    Multiple grade I winner Nashoba's Key was named California-bred Horse of the Year for 2007 during the Feb. 18 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's (CTBA) annual meeting and awards dinner at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, Calif.

  • Curlin, Pyro Impressive in Workouts

    Horse of the Year Curlin, pointing toward a 4-year-old campaign, and 3-year-old contender Pyro were noses apart at the finish of a six-furlong tandem workout officially timed in 1:13 at Fair Grounds Jan. 30.

  • Curlin Foreclosure Motion Denied

    The current but clouded ownership of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin remained unchanged following a hearing in a Kentucky state court Jan. 22, with a judge overruling a motion for foreclosure on the minority interest owned by jailed attorneys Shirley Cunningham Jr. and William Gallion.

  • Curlin to race in 2008.<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%3D2633674%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Horse of the Year Curlin Races On

    With nearly every category a foregone conclusion, the 37th Eclipse Awards night appeared to hold few, if any, surprises -- until Jess Jackson in accepting Horse of the Year for Curlin announced the champion would continue racing in 2008.