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Flintshire (GB) – 2016 Champion Turf Male

January 21, 2017 0

Last winter, the Juddmonte brain trust had the clever idea to base Flintshire (GB) in the United States for his 2016 campaign, and the masterstroke yielded him an Eclipse Award as champion turf male. Flintshire […]

Tepin – 2016 Champion Turf Female

January 21, 2017 0

Robert Masterson’s Tepin joins an illustrious list of two-time champion turf females. Three of her predecessors were internationally based – French queens Miesque (1987-88) and Goldikova (Ire) (2009-10), and British royalty Ouija Board (GB) (2004 […]

Rawnaq – 2016 Champion Steeplechaser

January 21, 2017 0

Owner Irv Naylor and trainer Cyril Murphy, who celebrated an Eclipse Award victory by Dawalan a year ago, had the good fortune to campaign the country’s leading steeplechaser in 2016 as well. Rawnaq proved an […]

Drefong – 2016 Champion Male Sprinter

January 21, 2017 0

By two-time grass champion Gio Ponti and out of a mare by Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)-winning Horse of the Year Ghostzapper (who happened to be a pretty good miler, too), there wasn’t necessarily a genetic […]

Arrogate’s case for Horse of the Year

January 3, 2017 10

This could just as well be subtitled “confessing my unpopular opinion,” because I’m sure that California Chrome will be awarded his second Horse of the Year title. And he’ll be a thoroughly deserving honoree. My […]

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