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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Saturday, January 21, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the Year, […]

The Debates – Round 2

As discussed last week, there’s plenty of speculation going around about the Eclipse Awards and the front-runners in each category. Some are formalities, but a few more difficult categories are starting to arise as the date approaches (January 18). Today will involve the dirt only, as juvenile turf races just aren’t numerous in this country […]

The Great (Eclipse Award) Debates by Angela Hermann

Gulfstream Park hosts the Eclipse Awards in a couple of weeks, and the best of the best (granted, like the Breeders’ Cup there’s a category for EVERYONE) assume their respective thrones as the champions of 2013. Some awards are obvious, some are going to cause eight day debates on Facebook, and others deserve multiple winners. […]

Roll Call: Who Will Continue to Improve?

Sometimes it’s a feather in the cap on a racehorse’s career, other times it’s the last time their names will be mentioned in the same breath as their competition. Winning an Eclipse is great for the connections, yes, but gamblers can’t win a dime on these awards – Who can they bet on in the […]

New Year’s Horse Racing Resolutions

We all make them – Lose weight, get out more, travel, kick the bad habit – and we’ve all broken one at some point. While the sport of horse racing has made some vast improvements and successfully embarked on some new safety initiatives, there are just some things that don’t seem to change… Here are some New […]