horse of the year

Horse Of The Year? Everybody’s Got A Beef

I remember an old Runyonesque sports writer in New York named Jimmy Cannon who used to start some of his columns with this memorable line, ”Nobody asked me, but…”  That’s exactly the way I feel about the ongoing debate about who should be “Horse of the Year” come January when all the votes are counted. […]

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‘Did They Forget The Boy?’: Baffert Says Justify Slam-Dunk Horse Of The Year

While many observers believe this year’s Horse of the Year will be a close vote, trainer Bob Baffert tells Horse Racing Nation it’s an “easy” decision to go with Triple Crown winner Justify. “Everybody, they’re talking that other horse. I go, ‘What?’” Baffert said. “Did they forget the boy? It’s easy. It’s like, ‘Eh, Triple […]

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Gosden Trainees Take Five Cartier Awards: Roaring Lion Horse Of The Year

Roaring Lion has been revealed as the 2018 Cartier Horse Of The Year at the 28th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars. Owned by Qatar Racing Limited, the outstandingly talented and consistent 3-year-old colt becomes the fourth Cartier Horse Of The Year in the last five years to be trained by […]

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Justify Vs. Accelerate: Horse Of The Year Debate Heats Up After Breeders’ Cup

While Accelerate did nothing but enhance his chances of being named Horse of the Year by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic yesterday, Justify, only the second undefeated Triple Crown winner in the annals of racing, was a precarious leader in the clubhouse. Meanwhile, the jury is out until the decision is announced on January 24 […]

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Beauty Generation Totes 133 Pounds To Sha Tin Trophy Triumph

Beauty Generation has drawn his share of unwarranted knocks from the naysayers, but at Sha Tin on Sunday even the most ardent doubters had to hold their tongues and applaud. “That was exciting!” trainer John Moore said as the appreciative crowd’s cheers washed over Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year following a brilliant victory in […]

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Horse Of The Year: Does Accelerate Have A Chance At Title?

A victory by Accelerate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would enhance his resume, but whether it would be enough to outpoll undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify for Horse of the Year honors ain’t necessarily so. “I’ll take my hat off to Accelerate,” said private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “He’s done something few horses […]

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Supermare Bonneval Earns Second Horse Of The Year Award In New Zealand

The mare Bonneval has become New Zealand’s Horse of the Year for the second year running. She defended the title she won last year, as a 3-year-old, when taking the premier prize at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards, in Auckland on Sunday She is the fifth successive Horse of the Year […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Is Horse Of The Year Race Over?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills talk Horse of the Year and wonder if anyone has a chance of unseating the newly retired, undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify from his perch atop all North American Thoroughbreds for 2018. With many 3-year-olds still recovering from the Kentucky Derby and no […]

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Taylor Made Farm And ‘Tucky’ Chrome Team Up At BreyerFest

Taylor Made Farm’s newly elected mascot Kentucky “Tucky” Chrome will make his first appearance at BreyerFest 2018 this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The 200-pound mini version of two-time Horse of the Year and 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will be meeting fans each day of the event starting Friday, […]

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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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