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. […]
Even before Accelerate woke up the morning of November 3, there were already preemptive strikes from several quarters in the racing media arguing that even if he prevailed that afternoon in the Breeders’ Cup Classic […]
We’re about three months away from the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs, a weekend that should decide most divisional championships that are still undecided at that time. As usual, early August is far too early to […]
Retired autoworker Chris Littlemore of Whitby, Ontario, grabbed the lead on Saturday’s Day 2 of the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and continued to hold sway on Sunday to land the $800,000 grand prize at […]
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 […]