2011 Eclipse Awards

Images from the 41st annual Eclipse Awards.

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Gathering for the 41st Annual Eclipse Award at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Master of Ceremonies Jeannine Edwards

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Two-Year-Old Male: Hansen; 2011 Record: 3 starts, 3 wins, $1,153,305. Won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), Kentucky Cup Juvenile. Bred in Kentucky by Dr. Kendall Hansen

Photo: Dave W. Harmon

Hansen breeder and co-owner Dr. Kendall Hansen.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Two-Year-Old Filly: My Miss Aurelia; 2011 Record: 4 starts, 4 wins, $1,380,000. Won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), Frizette (gr. I), Adirondack (gr. II). Bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

My Miss Aurelia co-owner Barbara Banke accepts the Eclipse Award.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Daily Racing Form National Correspondent Jay Privman, left, and John Ortiz, of HBO series Luck, together present the awards for Turf Male and Turf Female.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Male Turf Horse: Cape Blanco; 2011 Record: 6 starts, 3 wins, $1,766,897. Won the Man o' War (gr. I), Arlington Million (gr. I), Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Inviatational (gr. I). Bred in Ireland by Jack Ronan and des Vere Hunt Farm Co.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Dermot Ryan, General Manager Ashford Stud, accepts the award for Cape Blanco.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Female Turf Horse: Stacelita; 2011 Record: 5 starts, 2 wins, 1 third, $819,718. Won the Beverly D (gr. ), Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. I). Bred in France by Jean Pierre Joseph Dubois.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Stacelita owners Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schwartz celebrate after receiving the Eclipse Award.

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Trainer of the Year award goes to Bill Mott.

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Steeplechase Horse: Black Jack Blues; 2011 Record: 8 starts, 5 wins, 1 second, $200,949. Won the Grand National Hurdle Stakes (gr. I), Dorothy Fred Smithwick Memorial Stakes. Bred in Ireland by B. J. Griffiths.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Black Jack Blues trainer J.W. Delozier accepts the Steeplechase award.

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Rapid Redux owner Robert L. Cole, Jr. makes his way to the stage to accept the Special Eclipse Award.

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Female Sprinter: Musical Romance; 2011 Record: 14 starts, 5 wins 3 seconds, 1 third, $1,040,734. Won the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I), Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II). Bred in Florida by Ocala Stud.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Musical Romance Trainer and Co-Owner Bill Kaplan accepts the award for Female Sprinter.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Male Sprinter: Amazombie; 2011 Record: 9 starts, 5 wins, 1 second, 3 thirds, $1,327,000. Won Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), Ancient Title (gr. I), Bing Crosby (gr. I), Triple Bend (gr. I). Bred in California by Gregg Anderson.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Bills Spawr, co-owner and trainer for Amazombie raises the award for Male Sprinter.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Older Male: Acclamation; 2011 Record: 7 starts, 5 wins, $1,126,000, Won Charles Whittingham Memorial (gr.I), Eddie Read (gr. I), Pacific Classic (gr.I), Jim Murray (gr. II), Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (gr. II). Bred in California by Old English Rancho.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Acclamation owner Bud Johnston accepts the award for Older Male.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Older Female: Havre de Grace; 2011 Record: 7 starts, 5 wins, 1 second, $2,496,175. Won Woodward Stakes (gr. I), Beldame (gr. I), Apple Blossom (gr. I), Obeah Stakes (gr. III), Azeri Stakes (gr. III). Bred in Kentucky by Nancy S. Dillman.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Trainer Larry Jones talks about what a joy it is to train Havre de Grace.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Jockey Mike Smith, left, and Bo Derek present the awards for 3-Year-Old Male and 3-Year-Old Filly.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Three-Year-Old Male: Animal Kingdom; 2011 Record: 5 starts, 2 wins, 2 seconds, $1,904,900. Won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III). Bred by Team Valor in Kentucky.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Mark Polivka, right, accepts the award for Animal Kingdom.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Three-Year-Old Female: Royal Delta; 2011 Record: 7 starts, 4 wins, 1 second, 1 third, $1,657,400. Won Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), Alabama Stakes (gr. I), Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II). Bred in Kentucky by Palides Investments N.V., Inc.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

President Chanteclair Farm Ron Wallace, right, accepts the award for 3-Year-Old Filly for Royal Delta, as Karen Woods, left, looks on.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Kyle Frey, 19, receives the award for Best Apprentice Jockey.

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Ramon Dominguez took home the Eclipse Award for top jockey for the 2nd year in a row.

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Chantal Sutherland congratulates Ramon Dominguez.

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Ken and Sarah Ramsey with their son Jeff accept the Eclipse Award for Top Owner.

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Frank and Frieda Stronach accept the Eclipse Award for Top Breeder for Adena Springs.

Photo: Wally Skalij

W. Cothran 'Cot' Campbell accepts the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.

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Alex Waldrop, President and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, 'The Horse of the Year is…. Havre de Grace.'

Photo: Wally Skalij

Havre de Grace owners Rick and Betsy Porter react to the Horse of the Year announcement.

Photo: Wally Skalij

The connections of Havre de Grace celebrate her Horse of the Year honor.

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2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace

Photo: Adam Coglianese

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