horse of the year

Horse Of The Year Pink Lloyd Sets Track Record In Seasonal Debut At Woodbine

Entourage Stables’ reigning Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd turned in a show-stopping track record performance to win the $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes in his season’s debut on Saturday afternoon as the 2018 Thoroughbred meet kicked off at Woodbine. Following a perfect eight-for-eight stakes campaign in 2017 that earned him Canadian Horse of the Year […]

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World Approval Announced As 2017 Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2017 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala Monday night. The star of the night was Eclipse Award-winning Champion Turf Horse World Approval, who took home several additional trophies on the evening including the hardware […]

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Champion Gun Runner’s First Two Mares Scanned In Foal

2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner has wasted little time in transitioning from the racetrack to the breeding shed, with Graded Stakes producer But for Money (dam of Graded Stakes winner and Grade 1 placed Eskenformoney) and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapped (a full sister to Champion Untapable) both being confirmed in foal today. They are […]

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That’s A Wrap: Gun Runner Closes His Career With A Bang In Pegasus World Cup

Champion Gun Runner left it all on the track on Saturday, and heads off to the breeding shed with no question left unanswered. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride is one of a small number of top-caliber Thoroughbreds to improve with each start, and he ended his career with a personal best Beyer Speed Figure […]

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‘Good Memories’: Asmussen And The 11-Year-Old Tan Suit

 No horse will be better suited for Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Gulfstream Park than overwhelming favorite Gun Runner. He’s the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, riding a streak of four straight dominating Grade 1 victories that are expected to propel him to Horse of the Year honors Thursday and been training up a storm. On top […]

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No Surprise Here: Gun Runner Crowned 2017 Horse Of The Year, Champion Older Male

Gun Runner was crowned 2017 Horse of the Year and champion older male at the Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25. The Eclipse Awards, presented by The Stronach Group, Daily Racing Form and the Breeders’ Cup, are voted on by the NTRA, Daily Racing Form (DRF) and the National Turf Writers And […]

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It’s A Boy! Two-Time Horse Of The Year California Chrome Officially A Father

California Chrome has officially become a father, reports Taylor Made Farm’s Twitter account. The two-time Horse of the Year’s first foal is a colt out of the multiple stakes-winning Ohio-bred millionaire Pay the Man (Bernstein), born Saturday night at Calumet Farm. Fan-favorite California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit – Love the Chase, by Not For Love) was […]

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Gun Runner: ‘Horse Of The Year On Thursday And A Chance To Prove It On Saturday’

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen has a big week ahead. On Thursday, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner – whom Asmussen has saddled to 11 victories and $8.9 million in earnings – is expected to be named Horse of the Year at the 47th Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park. Two days later, Gun […]

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Gun Runner ‘Picking It Up Nicely’ In Pegasus Preparations

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner picked up the pace — especially the late pace — in Sunday’s workout at the Fair Grounds, motoring five-eighths of a mile in1:00 4/5 in his preparation for Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, Jan. 27. The time matched the second-fastest of 64 works. According to the Fair […]

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Vox Populi Award ‘Born Of The Heart And Not The Statistical Sheet’

“If racing is going to capture the imagination of the public in years to come, it will (be) because of the horses that touch the heart,” writes Steve Haskin in his blog at bloodhorse.com. Penny Chenery created the Vox Populi Award in 2010 to acknowledge a horse whose “popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the […]

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