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Posted 2024-01-07 03:02:29  
United States Horse Awards Finalists Announced

The 53rd Annual 2023 Eclipse Awards finalists, excluding Horse of the Year, have been revealed. The awards recognize outstanding performances in North American horse racing, with winners determined by first-place votes from eligible members of NTRA, DRF, and NTWAB. 

The finalists, listed alphabetically, in each category are:

**Two-Year-Old Male:**
- Fierceness
- Locked
- Muth

**Two-Year-Old Filly:**
- Candied
- Hard to Justify
- Just FYI

**Three-Year-Old Male:**
- Arcangelo
- Auguste Rodin (IRE)
- Mage

**Three-Year-Old Filly:**
- Mawj (IRE)
- Pretty Mischievous
- Randomized

**Older Dirt Male:**
- Cody’s Wish
- Elite Power
- White Abarrio

**Older Dirt Female:**
- Clairiere
- Goodnight Olive
- Idiomatic

**Male Sprinter:**
- Cody’s Wish
- Elite Power
- Gunite

**Female Sprinter:**
- Echo Zulu
- Goodnight Olive
- Maple Leaf Mel

**Male Turf Horse:**
- Auguste Rodin (IRE)
- Master of the Seas (IRE)
- Up to the Mark

**Female Turf Horse:**
- In Italian (GB)
- Inspiral (GB)
- Mawj (IRE)

**Steeplechase Horse:**
- Awakened
- Merry Maker (IRE)
- Snap Decision

**Owner:**
- Godolphin, LLC
- Juddmonte
- Klaravich Stables, Inc.

**Breeder:**
- Calumet Farm
- Godolphin
- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC

**Trainer:**
- Chad Brown
- Brad Cox
- William I. Mott

**Jockey:**
- Tyler Gaffalione
- Irad Ortiz, Jr.
- Flavien Prat

**Apprentice Jockey:**
- Axel Concepcion
- Jaime A. Torres
- Sofia Vives

The winners will be announced on Thursday, January 25, at 7:30 PM (ET-USA) in a formal ceremony. 

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