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2003 Horse of the Year Contenders

Horse of the Year Poll
Who should win Horse of the Year?

Candy Ride
Empire Maker
Funny Cide
Perfect Drift
Pleasantly Perfect

Empire Maker

Trainer:   Bobby Frankel
Jockey:   Jerry Bailey
Foaling Date:   4-27-2000
Pedigree:   Unbridled - Toussaud by El Gran Senor
2003 Record:   6 starts 3-3-0
2003 Grade One Wins:   Florida Derby (Gulfstream), Wood Memorial (Aqueduct), Belmont S. (Belmont)
Note:   Winner of the 2003 Belmont Stakes came in second in the Jim Dandy, missed the Travers due to a cough, and was eventually retired without another start. Was highly touted all year but just never seemed to live up to his reputation.

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