horse of the year

Baffert: Horse Of The Year Justify ‘One Of The Best That I’ve Trained’

Bob Baffert was back on the beat at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, less than 48 hours after his undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named Horse of the Year for 2018. “He’ll go down among a very elite group of horses,” Baffert said of the son of Scat Daddy, who numbered the Santa Anita Derby […]

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Gun Runner’s First Foal: ‘Beautiful,’ ‘Well-Balanced’ Filly Born In Japan

Three Chimneys Farm is pleased to announce the arrival of Horse of the Year Gun Runner’s first foal, born in Japan at Shadai Farm on January 17, 2019. “The filly is a beautiful and well-balanced foal. She looks just like her father,” said Teruya Yoshida, owner of Shadai Farm. The chestnut filly is the first […]

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Almond Eye Unanimously Voted To Horse Of The Year Title In Japan

The Japan Racing Association will present its 2018 Horse of the Year title to Almond Eye, who was the unanimous selection on all 276 ballots after an outstanding year in which she dominated the fillies’ Triple Crown and the Japan Cup against older male rivals. Winning all five of her starts in 2018, the star […]

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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Named 2018 Horse Of The Year

Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named 2018 Horse of the Year at Thursday evening’s 48th annual Eclipse Awards Dinner at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Scat Daddy colt, trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, was bred in Kentucky by John D. Gunther, who also received an Eclipse Award as Outstanding Breeder. Justify […]

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‘Best Of The Lot’ Beauty Generation Scores Fifth G1 Win In Stewards’ Cup

John Moore hailed Beauty Generation “the best” he has trained after the champion brushed off five opponents to seal a fifth G1 win in the Stewards’ Cup (one mile) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 20 January. “He’s the best of the lot,” the trainer confirmed when pressed. That “lot” includes Hong Kong’s record prize […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: How Do You Decide?

The first wave of major events in horse racing for 2019 takes place next week at Gulfstream Park, with the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the annual Eclipse Awards, honoring the best in racing over the past year. It’s also an annual struggle for Eclipse voters to determine certain categories based on a very thin […]

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Eclipse Awards Presented By Record Number Of Sponsors, Partners

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association today announced that there will be a record number of sponsors and partners supporting the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, and produced by NTRA. The Eclipse Awards dinner and ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing’s champions of 2018, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24 […]

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Hall Of Fame Trainer Reade Baker Embarks On ‘New Challenge’ In Bloodstock Industry

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Reade Baker announced via Facebook on Tuesday that he will be embarking on a new career in the bloodstock industry. “It’s time for a new challenge,” Baker wrote. The Sovereign Award-winning trainer in 2005, Baker’s training career has spanned 13 champions, two Horses of the Year (Fatal Bullet and Biofuel, […]

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Pegasus: Accelerate Puts In ‘Good Long-Distance Work’ Over Seven Furlongs

Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate had his penultimate workout at Santa Anita Friday morning for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26, going seven furlongs under a blue/gray sky in a bullet 1:27.20 with assistant trainer Juan Leyva astride. “I got him in 1:27 and (galloping) out a mile […]

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Sadler: Accelerate ‘On The Same Pattern He Was Before He Won The Pacific Classic’

Horse of the Year contender Accelerate worked six furlongs in a bullet 1:13.40 at Santa Anita on Saturday morning, preparing for his final race in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26. It was the fastest of 18 works at the distance, the average time of which was 1:14.96. “He […]

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