01/18/2011 12:59AM

2010 Eclipse Award winners

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2010 Eclipse Awards

Winners of the 2010 Eclipse Awards, selected by voters from Daily Racing Form, the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Vote totals are given for the top three earners of first-place votes in each category. Full voting breakdown >>

 


Zenyatta
HORSE OF THE YEAR
Zenyatta
The wildly popular mare Zenyatta won the final race of her career, outpolling Blame when named Monday night as the 2010 Horse of the Year after finishing second for Horse of the Year the two previous years. Full Eclipse recap »
Votes: Zenyatta, 128; Blame, 102; Goldikova, 5

Ramon Dominguez
Outstanding Jockey
Ramon Dominguez
Dominguez, based in New York, led his brethren in purse earnings during the year, and that carried him to his first Eclipse Award. View profile »
Votes: Ramon Dominguez, 124; Garrett Gomez, 60; John Velazquez, 32

Omar Moreno
Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
Omar Moreno
Moreno, who won more races and more money than any first-year rider, got 197 votes to easily win as champion apprentice. View profile »
Votes: Omar Moreno, 197; Forest Boyce, 6; Freddy Lenclud, 4

Blame
Older Male
Blame
Breeders' Cup Classic winner Blame was a unanimous choice as champion older male, receiving all 238 votes. View profile »
Votes: Blame, 238

Zenyatta
Older Female
Zenyatta
Zenyatta failed by one vote of being a unanimous choice as champion older female, a title she won for the third consecutive year. View profile »
Votes: Zenyatta, 237; Goldikova, 1

Todd Pletcher
Outstanding Trainer
Todd Pletcher
Pletcher in 2010 led the nation in purse earnings, got his first victory in the Kentucky Derby, and won three Breeders’ Cup races, all of which propelled him to an easy victory as champion trainer, his fifth. View profile »
Votes: Todd Pletcher, 168; John Shirreffs, 28; Jerry Hollendorfer, 17

WinStar Farm
Outstanding Owner
WinStar Farm
had a terrific 2010, winning the Kentucky Derby with Super Saver and the Belmont Stakes with Drosselmeyer. View profile »
Votes: WinStar Farm, 100; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Moss, 81; Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, 16

Lookin At Lucky
Three-Year-Old Male
Lookin At Lucky
Lookin At Lucky became the first male horse in more than 30 years to win Eclipse Awards at ages 2 and 3. View profile »
Votes: Lookin At Lucky, 224; Eskendereya, 5; Paddy O'Prado, 1

Blind Luck
Three-Year-Old Filly
Blind Luck
Kentucky Oaks heroine Blind Luck had only one voter stand between her and being a unanimous choice as a divisional winner. View profile »
Votes: Blind Luck, 237; No Such Word, 1

Big Drama
Male Sprinter
Big Drama
In a category perceived as a toss-up, Big Drama, the BC Sprint winner, ended up winning easily, garnering 170 votes. View profile »
Votes: Big Drama, 170; Majesticperfection, 61; Discreetly Mine, 4

Dubai Majesty
Female Sprinter
Dubai Majesty
Dubai Majesty also won handily, receiving 232 votes for champion female sprinter after capturing the BC Filly and Mare Sprint. View profile »
Votes: Dubai Majesty, 232; Franny Freud, 3; Rightly So, 2

Goldikova
Female Turf Horse
Goldikova
Goldikova received 212 votes for champion female turf horse and will remain in training in 2011. View profile »
Votes: Goldikova, 212; Proviso, 15; Tuscan Evening, 11

Gio Ponti
Male Turf Horse
Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti, second to Goldikova in the BC Mile, was cited by 199 voters for champion male turf horse. View profile »
Votes: Gio Ponti, 199; Dangerous Midge, 22; Champ Pegasus, 6

Slip Away
Steeplechase Horse
Slip Away
Slip Away, the Colonial Cup winner, received 175 votes as champion steeplechase horse. View profile »
Votes: Slip Away, 175; Arcadius, 25; Percussionist, 6

Adena Springs
Outstanding Breeder
Adena Springs
Stronach’s Adena Springs won the breeding title for the eighth time. It had more starters, more winners, and more earnings than any other breeder in North America in 2010. View profile »
Votes: Adena Springs, 69; Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, 55; Brereton C. Jones, 43

Uncle Mo
Two-Year-Old Male
Uncle Mo
After unveiling one good-looking 2-year-old after another during the Saratoga meet, trainer Todd Pletcher went into the Travers Day card knowing he had yet to take the wrapper off his top model. By the middle of the Aug. 28 Saratoga card, there was no mistaking which colt was best in class. View profile »
Votes: Uncle Mo, 236; Boys at Tosconova, 1; Pluck, 1

Awesome Feather
Two-Year-Old Filly
Awesome Feather
Awesome Feather, the unbeaten winner of the BC Juvenile Fillies, was an overwhelming choice as champion 2-year-old filly. View profile »
Votes: Awesome Feather, 235; Turbulent Descent, 2; More Than Real, 1

Eclipse Awards finalists
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Special Eclipse Award
Team Zenyatta

Eclipse Award of Merit
Claiborne Farm

Eclipse Award of Merit
Marylou Whitney

Media Eclipse Awards
* Photography: Michael Clevenger, Louisville Courier-Journal
* Writing - Feature/Commentary: Wright Thompson, ESPN.com
* Writing - News/Enterprise: Bill Finley, Thoroughbred Daily News
* Television - Live racing: ESPN, 2010 Breeders' Cup
* Television - Feature: HRTV, "Inside Information: Swale"
* Audio/Multimedia Internet: Horse Racing Radio Network, 2010 Breeders' Cup