Search
where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2023-01-07 20:45:57  
American Horse Honours Nominees announced

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the finalists for the 2022 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced on FanDuel TV, and other outlets, during the 52nd annual Eclipse Awards, presented by John Deere, Keeneland, and The Jockey Club, on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The evening will culminate with the announcement of the 2022 Horse of the Year.

Of the 258 eligible voters represented by the NTRA, consisting of member racetrack racing officials and Equibase field personnel, the NTWAB, and Daily Racing Form, 246 (95.3%) took part in the voting. Finalists were determined in each category by voters’ top three selections, using a 10-5-1 point basis. Eclipse Award winners are determined solely by first-place votes.

The 2022 Eclipse Awards Finalists, with the exception of Horse of the Year, (in alphabetical order) are:

Two-Year-Old Male: Cave Rock, Forte, Victoria Road (IRE)

Two-Year-Old Filly: Leave No Trace, Meditate (IRE), Wonder Wheel

Three-Year-Old Male: Epicenter, Modern Games (IRE), Taiba

Three-Year-Old Filly: Nest, Secret Oath, Tuesday (IRE)

Older Dirt Male: Flightline, Life Is Good, Olympiad

Older Dirt Female: Clairiere, Goodnight Olive, Malathaat

Male Sprinter: Cody’s Wish, Elite Power, Jackie’s Warrior

Female Sprinter: Caravel, Echo Zulu, Goodnight Olive

Male Turf Horse: Modern Games (IRE), Nations Pride (IRE), Rebel’s Romance (IRE)

Female Turf Horse: In Italian (GB), Regal Glory, War Like Goddess

Steeplechase Horse: Down Royal, Hewick (IRE), Snap Decision

Owner: Peter Brant, Godolphin LLC, Klaravich Stables Inc.

Breeder: Godolphin, Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC, Summer Wind Equine

Trainer: Steve Asmussen, Chad Brown, Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr., Flavien Prat, Joel Rosario

Apprentice Jockey: Jeiron Barbosa, Vicente Del-Cid, Jose Antonio Gomez

In addition to honoring the 17 winners in the horse and human categories, David Harrison will receive the Eclipse Award as the 2022 Horseplayer of the Year. Members of the media will be honored for outstanding coverage in six categories.

Eclipse Awards voting is conducted by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), and Daily Racing Form. The Eclipse Awards ceremony is produced by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and foundation sire, Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies. 

Rate:
Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • United States of America
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    seize the grey outpaces mystik dan in preakness stakes5 days ago

    Seize the Grey seized his opportunity on May 18 in the $2 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico R...

    View | Add Comment
    muth favoured in preakness2024-05-14

    In the upcoming Preakness Stakes (G1), the focus shifts to a fresh contender, despite familiar faces...

    View | Add Comment
    gaffalione fined for derby stretch run2024-05-11

    After a review by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on May 9, jockey Tyler Gaffalione was fined $...

    View | Add Comment
    isivunguvungu out of quarantine 2024-05-07

    G1 Computaform and Mercury Sprint Champion, Isivunguvungu is out of quarantine in the United States....

    View | Add Comment
    mystic dan wins tight finish in kentucky derby 2024-05-05

    Saturday's 150th edition of the Kentucky Derby (G1) delivered an electrifying climax, as the 18-1 ou...

    View | Add Comment
    finishing touches applied for kentucky derby 2024-05-03

    It was a quiet morning of routine training Thursday morning at Churchill Downs for the 21 entrants f...

    View | Add Comment
    kentucky derby fields and draws announced2024-04-28

    The 150th edition of the Kentucky Derby (G1) will see the top two contenders positioned at opposite ...

    View | Add Comment
    princess calla sold to us owner, heading to breeders' cup2024-04-27

    In a significant move that underscores the ever-expanding reach of horse racing, an international de...

    View | Add Comment
    justify, gun runner and rosario all in hall of fame 2024-04-23

    Nine new members have been chosen for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's 2024 class, i...

    View | Add Comment
    team valor goes big at nationals2024-04-20

    Team Valor, the world famous Syndicate operation based in the United States, has gone big at Natio...

    View | Add Comment