Horse of the Year
Vote count: Rachel Alexandra, 130; Zenyatta, 99; Voter Abstentions, 2; No Vote,
Lookin At Lucky
Vote count: Lookin At Lucky, 209; Vale of York, 17; Buddy’s Saint, 2;
Noble’s Promise, 2; D’ Funnybone, 1; Jackson Bend, 1.
She Be Wild
Vote count: She Be Wild,
171; Blind Luck, 41; Hot Dixie Chick, 17; Awesome Maria, 1; Biofuel, 1;
Vote count: Summer
Bird, 225; Mine That Bird, 4; Blame, 1; I Want Revenge, 1; No Vote, 1.
Vote count: Rachel Alexandra, 232
Vote count: Gio Ponti, 184; Einstein (BRZ), 18; Kodiak Kowboy, 16; Macho
Again, 5; Furthest Land, 2; Rail Trip, 2; Well Armed, 1; Voter Abstentions, 4.
Vote count: Zenyatta, 231; Icon Project, 1.
Vote Count: Informed Decision, 222; Ventura, 6; Game Face, 1; Indian
Blessing, 1; Music Note, 1; Diamondrella, 1.
Vote count: Kodiak Kowboy, 118; Zensational, 54; Dancing in Silks, 43; Fabulous
Strike, 9; California Flag, 6; Vineyard Haven, 1; Voter Abstentions, 1.
Male Turf Horse
Vote count: Gio Ponti, 206; Conduit, 22; Presious Passion, 3; Court Vision, 1.
Female Turf Horse
Vote count: Goldikova (IRE),
172; Ventura, 41; Magical Fantasy, 7; Midday (GB), 7; Pure Clan, 3; Forever
Together, 1; Voter Abstentions, 1.
Vote count: Mixed Up, 209; Red Letter Day, 3; Voter Abstentions, 20.
Godolphin Racing, 61; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Moss, 56; Juddmonte Farms, 40;
WinStar Farm, 38; Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick, 15; Augustin
Stables, 7; Michael Gill, 6; Darley Stable, 3; Zayat Stables, 2; Heiligbrodt
Racing Stables, 1; Midwest Thoroughbreds, 1; Voter Abstentions, 2.
Vote count: Juddmonte Farms, 157; Adena Springs, 44; Dolphus Morrison, 16;
Maverick Productions, Ltd., 3; WinStar Farm, 3; Eugene Melnyk, 2; Darley Stable,
1. Voter Abstentions, 6.
Vote count: Steve Asmussen, 130; John Shirreffs, 57; Jonathan Sheppard, 19; Bob
Baffert,10; Saeed bin Suroor, 5; Bobby Frankel, 4; Jerry Hollendorfer, 2; Hal
Wiggins, 2; Todd Pletcher, 2; Voter Abstentions, 1.
Vote count: Julien Leparoux, 122; Garrett Gomez,46; Ramon Dominguez, 45; Calvin
Borel, 13; Mike Smith, 3; Kent Desormeaux, 2; Russell Baze, 1.
Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
Christian Santiago Reyes
Vote count: Christian Santiago Reyes, 93; Luis Saez, 48; Luis Batista, 47; Inez
Karlsson, 8; Michael Straight, 4; Omar Moreno, 3; Jose Vega, 3; Tony Maragh, 2;
Casey Papineau, 1; Angel Serpa, 1; Voter Abstentions, 21, No Vote, 1.
The winner of the
Eclipse Award of Merit,
voted on by a panel of representatives from the three presenting organizations
and previously announced, is William S. Farish of Lane's End Farm. The
Award of Merit is presented to honor outstanding lifetime achievement in the
Special Award -
The winner of the
Special Award, voted on by a panel of representatives from the three presenting
organizations and previously announced, is Monique Koehler, founder of race
horse rescue programs. The Special Award is presented to honor
outstanding individual achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of
Media Eclipse Awards also are given in the categories of
photography, audio/multi-media Internet, news/commentary,
feature/enterprise writing, local television, national
television–feature and national television–live racing programming
to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of
Thoroughbred racing. The 2006 Media Eclipse Awards winners,
determined by a judges' panel for each category and previously
The Winchester Star, "Rider Thrown"; March 9, 2009
Writing - Feature/Enterprise:
Joe Drape, The
New York Times; April 30, 2009
Writing - News/Commentary:
Sean Clancy, The Blood-Horse, "Life’s Work"; January 3, 2009
National Television - Live Racing:
ESPN, The Belmont Stakes on ABC; Mike McQuade, Producer; June 6,
- National Television - Feature:
"The Story of Mine That Bird, 50-1"; Rob Hyland and Jack
Felling, Producers; May 16, 2009
WLKY-TV- Louisville, Ky. "Tom McCarthy"; John Boel and Scott
Eckhardt, Producers; April 29, 2009
- Audio/Multi-Media Internet: ESPN Radio, The 2009
Kentucky Derby; John Martin, Producer; May 2, 2009