01/16/2017 12:36PM

Medaglia d'Oro well represented at Eclipse Awards

John Bambury
Songbird should win a divisional Eclipse Award for the second year in a row.

Three stallions are represented by multiple individual finalists at this weekend’s Eclipse Awards – Curlin, Dansili, and Medaglia d’Oro.

Of those three, Medaglia d’Oro, who is based at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky, is the only one who seems likely to have a winner. The outstanding filly sire is represented by Horse of the Year finalist Songbird, a virtual lock to earn her second divisional Eclipse as champion 3-year-old filly. Medaglia d’Oro is also the sire of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner New Money Honey, a finalist in the 2-year-old filly division.

Curlin, who stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, is represented by Exaggerator, an Eclipse finalist for 3-year-old male, and older dirt female finalist Stellar Wind. The latter was the 2015 champion 3-year-old filly.

Dansili, who stands at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Farm in Newmarket, England, is represented by turf male finalist Flintshire and 3-year-old filly finalist Queen’s Trust.

Meanwhile, there is only one stallion represented as the broodmare sire of multiple finalists – WinStar Farm stalwart Distorted Humor.

Distorted Humor is the broodmare sire of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate, a finalist for Horse of the Year and the favorite to be named champion 3-year-old male. He is also the broodmare sire of New Money Honey and multiple Grade 1 winner Practical Joke, a finalist for 2-year-old male.