Whenever mutually worthy candidates are up for Horse of the Year, strong cases can be made for both. But the ultimate result turns on what the majority of the Eclipse Award voters thinks the golden […]
Eclipse Award voters are encountering a bit of everything in this year’s equine divisional races. There are, of course, the slam dunk choices: Game Winner (juvenile colt), Justify (three-year-old colt), Monomoy Girl (three-year-old filly), Accelerate […]
Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown.
Supporters of Justify‘s Horse of the Year candidacy often note that the electorate has never turned its back on a Triple Crown winner for the honor since proper year-end polling commenced in 1936. True enough. […]
After punctuating a nearly flawless 2017 season with a convincing victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Gun Runner was named Horse of the Year and champion older dirt male at Thursday evening’s Eclipse Award ceremonies at […]
West Coast emerged as a force during the second half of the year, posting convincing victories in the Travers (G1) and Pennsylvania Derby (G1), and concluded his sophomore campaign with a respectable third in the […]
Live Oak Plantation’s homebred World Approval, who emulated half-brother Miesque’s Approval when taking the November 4 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), has now followed him onto the Eclipse Award podium as champion turf male. TURF MALE […]
Forever Unbridled was honored as the 2017 champion older dirt female at Thursday evening’s Eclipse Award ceremony for putting together a perfect three-for-three campaign for owner/breeder Charles E. Fipke and trainer Dallas Stewart. OLDER DIRT […]