Eclipse w/ Mr.Wildman & His Sons
31 in. x 26 in
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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), National Turf Writers Association (NTWA) and Daily Racing Form (DRF) today announced the finalists for the 2004 Eclipse Awards, voted on and presented by the three organizations in recognition of excellence in Thoroughbred racing. The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and 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.
Winners in all categories will be announced at the 34rd annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, to be held Monday, Jan. 24, 2004 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California. Tbe three finalists for Horse of the Year will be announced during the Eclipse Awards ceremony, where NTRA Commissioner D.G. Van Clief, Jr. will present the Horse of the Year trophy to the winning connections.
Ashado looks to be the top candidate for 3-year-old filly.
Two-Year-Old Male: Afleet Alex, Declan's Moon, Wilko
Two-Year-Old Female: Balletto, Runway Model, Sweet Catomine
Three-Year-Old Male: Birdstone, Kitten's Joy, Smarty Jones
Three-Year-Old Female: Ashado, Ouija Board, Stellar Jayne
Older Male: Ghostzapper, Pleasantly Perfect, Roses in May
Older Female: Azeri, Sightseek, Storm Flag Flying
Sprinter: Ghostzapper, Pico Central, Speightstown
Male Turf Horse: Better Talk Now, Kitten's Joy, Singletary
Female Turf Horse: Intercontinental, Ouija Board, Ticker Tape
Steeplechase: Hirapour, McDynamo, Preemtive Strike
Owner: Michael Gill, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, Stronach Stables
Breeder: Adena Springs/Stronach Entities, John Franks, Juddmonte Farms
Trainer: Steve Asmussen, Robert Frankel, Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Rafael Bejarano, Edgar Prado, John Velazquez
Apprentice Jockey: Pablo Fragoso, Brian Hernandez Jr., Angel Quinones
Previous Eclipse Winners
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