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Congratulations to the 2009 Eclipse Award Winners…

January 19, 2010

Congratulations to the connections of this year’s champions…

Horse of the Year and 3-Year-Old Female: Rachel Alexandra

Born To Run! Rachel Alexandra and Calvin Borel win the $1.25 million Haskell Invitational

Rachel Alexandra

Rachel Alexandra: #1

Rachel Alexandra wants a smooch

2009 Kentucky Oaks: Rachel Alexandra and Calvin Borel first, the rest nowhere

Atta Girl! Rachel Alexandra and her connections head to the winner's circle after winning the Grade 1 Mother Goose

Rachel Alexandra in the tunnel at Monmouth Park

Older Female: Zenyatta


Zenyatta: 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic Winner

Zenyatta to race in 2010

Older Male and Male Turf Horse: Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti wins the Manhattan

Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti

3-Year-Old Male: Summer Bird

Victory Carrot for 2009 Travers Stakes Winner Summer Bird

Summer Bird

Written in the Sky: Rachel Alexandra vs Summer Bird!

Mid-Summer Bird! Summer Bird and Kent Desormeaux win the 2009 Travers Stakes

Summer Bird

Male Sprinter: Kodiak Kowboy

Kodiak Kowboy and Shaun Bridgmohan win the Grade 1 Cigar Mile

Kodiak Kowboy

Kodiak Kowboy and Fabulous Strike in the Vosburgh

Kodiak Kowboy outduels Fabulous Strike in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap

Kodiak Kowboy, Scott Blasi, Shaun Bridgmohan after the Vosburgh

After the Cigar Mile

Female Sprinter: Informed Decision

2-Year-Old Female: She Be Wild

She Be Wild

2-Year-Old Male: Lookin at Lucky

Female Turf Horse: Goldikova (Ire)

Goldikova at Santa Anita

Owner: Godolphin Racing

Godolphin Racing

Flashing and Richard Migliore win the Grade 1 Gazelle

Music Note, Rajiv Maragh, and Saeed bin Suroor after the Beldame

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms

Champs Elysees and Ramon Dominguez


Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Trainer Steve Asmussen and Parker Buckley on the Oklahoma training track

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

French apprentice Julien Leparoux before the Diana (G1)

Now go read your TDN and browse your blogs to catch up on all the details!

Breakfast of Champions: Thoroughbred Daily News

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2010 2:13 pm

    It is ridiculous how thoroughly you covered all of the 2009 winners (except Lookin’ At Lucky apparently). Well done!

  2. January 22, 2010 4:09 pm

    Sarah, these pictures are SPECTACULAR. You really were everywhere in 2009!

  3. Susan Seacrest permalink
    January 22, 2010 11:58 pm

    Dear Sarah,
    I love horse racing and Rachel Alexandra…thank you for bringing a visual feast to a windy, wild Nebraska night. Susan

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