Big night for Wise Dan at Eclipse
Updated: January 21, 2013, 1:52 AM ETBy Claire Novak | Bloodhorse
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan swept three categories -- Horse of the Year, older male, and male turf horse -- at the Jan. 19 Eclipse Awards ceremony in Hallandale Beach, Fla., becoming the first horse to do so since John Henry in 1981. The versatile chestnut gelding snapped two track records in 2012 while concluding his season with a brilliant turn of foot in the Breeders' Cup Mile , joining just three other Horse of the Year champions since 1971 -- when the modern Eclipse Award voting system was put into place -- whose campaigns were executed primarily or solely on turf.
2012 ECLIPSE AWARD WINNERS
|Horse of Year||Wise Dan|
|2YO Male||Shanghai Bobby|
|3YO Male||I'll Have Another|
|Older Male||Wise Dan|
|Older Female||Royal Delta|
|Male Turf||Wise Dan|
|Female Sprinter||Groupie Doll|
|Steeplechase Horse||Pierrot Lunaire|
|Owner||Godolphin Racing LLC|
|Apprentice Jockey||Jose Montano|
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