12/14/2012 4:41PM

Voting open for 'NTRA Moment of the Year'


The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has opened voting at www.ntra.com for the 14th annual “NTRA Moment of the Year.”

Voters can choose from among 12 events this year, and the winning moment will be recognized Jan. 19 at the Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park.

Those selecting the winning image automatically will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 gift certificate for Breeders’ Cup merchandise.

The events that fans can choose from are:

◗ Rosie Napravnik becomes the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks, guiding Believe You Can to victory.

◗ I’ll Have Another and jockey Mario Gutierrez pull the upset from post 19 in the Kentucky Derby.

◗ I’ll Have Another runs down Bodemeister to win the Preakness by a neck.

◗ On the eve of a highly anticipated Triple Crown bid, I’ll Have Another is scratched from the Belmont Stakes.

◗ For the first time since 1874, the Travers ends in a dead heat as Alpha and Golden Ticket hit the wire together.

◗ Haskell winner Paynter overcomes battles with laminitis and colitis and begins rehab for a possible 2013 campaign.

◗ For the second straight year, Royal Delta wins the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic for trainer Bill Mott and jockey Mike Smith, who registers his record 16th Breeders’ Cup riding win.

◗ Groupie Doll trounces her opponents in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

◗ Shanghai Bobby wins the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to remain undefeated.

◗ Wise Dan breaks the course record in capturing the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

◗ Fort Larned holds off Mucho Macho Man to take the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

◗ Shackleford ends his career on a winning note in the Clark Handicap.

Fans 18 years and older can register to vote online at www.ntra.com. There is a limit of one vote per valid email address. Votes must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

– DRF Staff