2012 Eclipse Award winners announced at Gulfstream Park

Kentucky Derby Tours sends our congratulations to all of the winners!

The winners of the 2012 Eclipse Awards were announced at Gulfstream Park last night. The winners, who are considered the best in horse racing for 2012 were selected by voters from Daily Racing Form, the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.  The evening festivities were televised by HRTV.  Here are the winners:

Horse of the Year – Wise Dan
2 year old male – Shanghai Bobby
2 year old female – Beholder
3 year old male – I’ll Have Another
3 year old female – Questing
Older male – Wise Dan
Older female – Royal Delta
Male turf – Wise Dan
Older female – Royal Delta
Male sprinter – Trinniberg
Female sprinter – Groupie Doll
Steeplechase horse – Pierrot Lunaire
Trainer – Dale Romans
Owner – Godolphin Racing LLC
Breeder – Darley Farm
Jockey – Ramon Dominguez
Apprentice jockey – Jose Montano
Handicapper – Michael Beychok
Award of Merit – Nick Nicholson

For the Media Eclipse Awards
Photography – Tom Keyser, Daily Racing Form; “Brooklyn Handicap,” July 12, 2012.
Writing – Feature/Commentary – Ryan Goldberg, Daily Racing Form; “Keiber Coa presses on a year after father’s fateful spill,” July 7, 2012.
Writing – News/Enterprise – Mary Simon, Thoroughbred Times; “Added Obstacle,” June 9, 2012.
Television – Feature – ESPN, “Notinrwildestdremz”; Heather Lombardo, Producer and Director; Oct. 30, 2012.
Television – Live Racing – NBC, “2012 Kentucky Derby,” Rob Hyland, Coordinating

During the 2012 Derby week, Kentucky Derby Tours visited Darley Farm who won the Breeder of the Year 2012 Eclipse Award – for photos of our visit see our website at https://kentuckyderbytours.com/2012-tour/