How Horse of the Year voters play the game

published in Daily Racing Form and http://www.drf.com/
By Marcus Hersh

Yelling has been heard on most every corner in horse racing’s little village the last two years.
“How could Zenyatta not have been named Horse of the Year in 2009?” comes an angry shout from somewhere in the darkness of the World Wide Web.
“Championships are decided on the racetrack,” another voice sternly intones. “Blame cannot be denied Horse of the Year honors in 2010.”
And who’s that over in the back, their hand determinedly raised? “Horse of the Year to Goldikova, I tell you! That French filly ran the race of Breeders’ Cup Day. Three years in a row she beat the boys in the Mile.”
Go ahead, racing people – keep arguing. READ THE ENTIRE STORY

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