Tribute to Eclipse Horse Of The Year, Zenyatta
Tribute to Eclipse Horse Of The Year, Zenyatta

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ECLIPSE AWARDS 2010

When the bettors gathered in the States on the weekend, they were searching for a horse that might beat Zenyatta for the title of Horse Of The Year. Life in the nearby suburbs may be as predictable as the appearance of the yellow school bus at 8am in the morning, but nothing is odds-on in Long Island City. Denied last year, (in our view, unfortunately) by Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta got home this time, but it wasn’t entirely plain sailing. She polled 128 votes, while Blame, the only horse ever to beat her, received 102, with the three-time Breeders Cup winner, Goldikova, picking up 5 votes.

In his acceptance speech, an emotional owner Jerry Moss acknowledged the opposition. “I first want to say what a great honour it has been to have been associated with the other two finalists” reported Thoroughbred Daily News. “Blame ran incredible races, and is a wonderful racehorse. I can only congratulate Seth Hancock for the 100 years of service of his family farm (Claiborne). I can only hope for him to have the most success with Blame as a wonderful sire in the future. Also for the amazing Goldikova, what can we say?”.

Eclipse Awards 2010

Championship Leaders

Award

Winner

Horse of the Year

ZENYATTA (Street Cry)

2-Year-Old Male

UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie)

2-Year-Old-Female

AWESOME FEATHER (Awesome of Course)

(3-Year-Old-Male

LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike)

3-Year-Old-Female

BLIND LUCK (Pollard’s Vision)

Older Male

BLAME (Arch)

Older Female

ZENYATTTA (Street Cry)

Male Sprinter

BIG DRAMA (Montbrook)

Female Sprinter

DUBAI MAJESTY (Essence Of Dubai)

Male Turf Horse

GIO PONTI (Tale Of The Cat)

Female Turf Horse

GOLDIKOVA (Ire) (Anabaa)

Steeplechase

SLIP AWAY (Skip Away)

Owner

WINSTAR FARM

Breeder

ADENA SPRINGS

Trainer

TODD PLETCHER

Jockey

RAMON DOMINGUEZ

Apprectice Jockey

OMAR MORENO

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