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Spotlight: 2008 Eclipse Award Winners!

January 27, 2009

A big congratulations to the connections of these wonderful horses and to the recipients of these awards. And congratulations to the Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance for the shoutout by the Hennegan Brothers.

Check out Thoroughbred Daily News for full coverage of the Eclipse Awards.

Champion Older Male and Horse of the Year: Curlin



Curlin and Robby Albarado win the 55th Woodward Stakes

Older Female: Zenyatta


Champion 3 Year Old Filly: Proud Spell

Proud Spell wins The Matron at Belmont Park

Champion 3 Year Old Male: Big Brown

Big Brown- Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner

Champion 2 Year Old Female: Stardom Bound

Stardom Bound

Champion 2 Year Old Male: Midshipman


Steeplechase Horse: Good Night Shirt

Winner of the 2008 Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase

Good Night Shirt and William Dowling

Good Night Shirt and William Dowling win the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase

Outstanding Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Trainer Steve Asmussen and Parker Buckley on the Oklahoma training track

Champion Turf Female: Forever Together

Forever Together

Champion Turf Male: Conduit


Champion Male Sprinter: Benny the Bull

Benny The Bull and Edgar Prado

Champion Female Sprinter: Indian Blessing

Indian Blessing

Outstanding Jockey- Garrett Gomez

Garrett Gomez and Rutherienne after the G3 Lake George

Garrett Gomez

Outstanding Owner, Stronach Stables; Outstanding Breeder, Adena Springs

Rafael Bejarano

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2009 1:12 am

    I love your photos! You are so fortunate to get to spend so much time with such beautiful horses 🙂

  2. January 27, 2009 10:20 am

    Thank you very much!

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