horse of the year

Cox Plate Winner Lys Gracieux Named Japan’s 2019 Horse Of The Year

On Jan. 7, Lys Gracieux was announced as a double winner for the JRA Awards for 2019. Lys Gracieux won both the Japan Racing Association’s Horse of the Year for 2019 and Best Older Filly or Mare award. In the voting for the Horse of the Year award, Lys Gracieux received 271 votes out of […]

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Runhappy Named Title Sponsor Of 2019 Eclipse Awards, Horse Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that champion sprinter and Claiborne Farm stallion Runhappy will be the title sponsor of the 49th annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards presented by Breeders’ Cup, Daily Racing Form and The Stronach Group, on Thursday, January 23. Runhappy also will sponsor the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. […]

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Triple Crown Champion Justify’s First Foal Is A Filly

The first official foal reported for Triple Crown champion Justify is a filly born to Foreign Affair, according to a post on Audley Farm’s Facebook Page. Foreign Affair, a winning daughter of Exchange Rate, was sold to Audley Farm with the Justify filly in utero for $385,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed sale. Foreign […]

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2019 Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

Led by Horse of the Year candidates Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, and Mitole, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced […]

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Bricks And Mortar Bolsters Horse Of The Year Credentials In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar turned in a performance that could secure him the Horse of the Year title in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf. Sent off as the even-money favorite in the field of 12 despite trying the 1 1/2-mile distance for the first time in his career, the 5-year-old son of […]

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Standardbred Champion Staying Together Passes At Age 30

Champion Standardbred, Staying Together, died October 28, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park where he had been retired after a successful pacing career. At the age of 30, the gelding was euthanized due to infirmities of old age. The champion known as “Stanley” came to the Kentucky Horse Park in September 1995. “Staying Together became […]

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Almond Eye Returns From Layoff To Capture Tenno Sho In Near-Record Time

Heavily favored Almond Eye won this year’s Tenno Sho (Autumn) in dominating fashion once again in a run which was just short by 0.1 second to renew the race record while easily conquering a formidable field which included nine other G1 winners. The 2018 Horse of the Year claimed last year’s fillies’ Triple Crown—the Oka […]

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Brown ‘Leaning Toward’ Turf For Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar

It was a busy Sunday morning for trainer Chad Brown, who sent out numerous turf workers in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Four-time Grade 1 winner and Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar worked in company with Without Parole, winner of last year’s Group 1 St. James’s Palace at Royal […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Just Cruised’ Through Santa Anita Workout

Monster Midnight Bisou, undefeated in seven races this year, each a graded stakes, three of them Grade I’s, hopes to enhance her Horse of the Year credentials with a victory in the Grade I, $2 million Longines Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. With regular rider Mike Smith aboard for trainer Steve Asmussen, the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Like Fine Wine?

With the World Championships less than a month away, this weekend is an all-you-can-eat buffet of Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In races. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick get into an early Horse of the Year conversation and look at some of this year’s storylines. Plus, is there […]

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