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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


Trainer:   Neil Howard
Jockey:   Robby Albarado
Foaling Date:   5-17-1999
Pedigree:   A.P. Indy - Prospectors Delite by Mr. Prospector
2003 Record:   9 starts 7-2-0
2003 Grade One Wins:   Pimlico Special (Pimlico), Suburban Hcp. (Belmont), Woodward (Belmont), Jockey Club Gold Cup (Belmont)
Note:  Multiple stakes winner including the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Pimlico Special, Suburban, and New Orleans Handicaps. Was retired on 10/3 due to minor injuries. Has to be a strong contender but many maintain that he never faced top competition. He did lose twice this year finishing second to Balto Star in February (Whirlaway Hcp. at Fair Grounds) and Perfect Drift in June (Stephen Foster Hcp. at Churchill Downs).

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