rachel alexandra
rachel alexandra

Rachel Alexandra

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39th ECLIPSE AWARDS

Neither Zenyatta nor Rachel Alexandra were defeated on the racetrack in 2009 but last night at the annual Eclipse Awards staged at the prestigious Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, it was left to the ballot to deliver a decisive “Horse Of The Year” victory… 130 votes to 99… in favour of Rachel Alexandra over Zenyatta.

With the news that Zenyatta will remain in training for 2010, could we expect her to avenge this defeat in a mammoth racetrack showdown between filly and mare?

2009 ECLIPSE AWARD WINNERS

Horse Of The Year

RACHEL ALEXANDRA

Two-Year-Old-Male

LOOKIN AT LUCKY

Two-Year-Old-Filly

SHE BE WILD

Three-Year-Old-Male

SUMMER BIRD

Three-Year-Old-Filly

RACHEL ALEXANDRA

Older Male

GIO PONTI

Older Female

ZENYATTA

Female Sprinter

INFORMED DECISION

Male Sprinter

KODIAK KOWBOY

Male Turf Horse

GIO PONTI

Female Turf Horse

GOLDIKOVA

Steeplechase Horse

MIXED UP

Owner

GODOLPHIN RACING

Breeder

JUDDMONTE FARMS

Jockey

JULIEN LEPAROUX

Apprentice Jockey

CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO REYES

Trainer

STEVE ASMUSSEN