The Danonymous Racing Eclipse Awards

The Danonymous Racing Eclipse Awards

Compiled by John Piassek

It’s almost awards season in the racing world! On January 21, the Eclipse Awards will be announced at Gulfstream Park, as racing fans find out which horses will take home year-end honors.

To celebrate the occasion, several Danonymous Racing contributors sent in their Eclipse picks. See what they think, and how many of their picks you agree with. In twelve days, we’ll find out who selected correctly.

Andrew Rdesinski (@variousprod215)

Horse of the Year
1. California Chrome
2. Arrogate
3. Beholder
Older Male
1. California Chrome
2. Flintshire
3. Highland Reel
Older Female
1. Beholder
2. Tepin
3. Miss Temple City
 2yo Male
1. Classic Empire
2. Gunnevera
3. Oscar Performance
2yo Filly
1. Champagne Room
2. New Money Honey
3. Cajun Delta Dawn
3yo Male
1. Arrogate
2. Gun Runner
3. Drefong
3yo Female
1. Songbird
2. Catch a Glimpse
3. Cathryn Sophia
Older Turf Male
1. Highland Reel
2. Flintshire
3. Da Big Hoss
Older Turf Female
1. Tepin
2. Miss Temple City
3. Dacita
Male Sprinter
1. Drefong
2. Sharp Azteca
3. A.P. Indian
Female Sprinter
1. Finest City
2. Wavell Avenue
3. Paulasilverlining
Rob Harding (@Harding_Rob)
Older Male:
1. California Chrome
2. Frosted
3. Shaman Ghost
Older Female:
1. Beholder
2. Forever Unbridled
3. Cavorting
2yo Male:
1. Classic Empire
2. Oscar Performance
3. Gunnevera
2yo Filly:
1. Champagne Room
2. Sweet Loretta
3. Union Strike
3yo Male:
1. Arrogate
2. Exaggerator
3. Nyquist
3yo Female:
1. Songbird
2. Cathryn Sophia
3. Catch a Glimpse
Older Turf Male:
1. Flintshire
2. Tourist
3. Midnight Storm
Older Turf Female:
1. Miss Temple City
2. Tepin
3. Celestine
Male Sprinter:
1. Drefong
2. AP Indian
3. Joking
Female Sprinter:
1. Finest City
2. Paulassilverlining
3. Haveyougoneaway
Steve Pozzouli (@pozzmiester)
Horse of the Year:
1. Arrogate
2. California Chrome
3. Frosted

Older Male:
1. California Chrome
2. Frosted
3. Flintshire

Older Female
1. Beholder
2. Stellar Wind
3. Cavorting

2YO Male
1. Classic Empire
2. McCracken
3. Oscar Performance

2YO Filly
1. Champagne Room
2. Valadorna
3. New Money Honey

3YO Male
1. Arrogate
2. Nyquist
3. Gun Runner

3YO Filly
1. Songbird
2. Carina Mia
3. Time and Motion

Older Turf Male
1. Flintshire
2. Tourist
3. Ironicus

Older Turf Female
1. Tepin
2. Lady Eli
3. Miss Temple City

Male Sprinter
1. Drefong
2. Lord Nelson
3. AP Indian

Female Sprinter
1. Finest City
2. Haveyougoneaway
3. Paulassilverlining

Robert Criscola (@itsgood2beking)
Horse of the Year
1. California Chrome
2. Arrogate
3. Songbird
Older Male
1. California Chrome
2. Frosted
3. Melatonin
Older Female
1. Beholder
2. Stellar Wind
3. Forever Unbridled
2yo Male
1. Classic Empire
2. Oscar Performance
3. Not This Time
2yo Filly
1. Champagne Room
2. Shane’s Girlfriend
3. Miss Sky Warrior
3yo Male
1. Arrogate
2. Exaggerator
3. Nyquist
3yo Filly
1. Songbird
2. Cathryn Sophia
3. Catch a Glimpse
Older Turf Male
1. Highland Reel
2. Flintshire
3. Tourist
Older Turf Female
1. Tepin
2. Miss Temple City
3. Lady Eli
Male Sprinter
1. Lord Nelson
2. Drefong
3. A. P. Indian
Female Sprinter
1. Haveyougoneaway
2. Finest City
3. Paulassilverlining
Rob MacLennan (@RobMacASD)
Horse of the Year
1. Arrogate
2. California Chrome
3. Beholder
Older Male
1. California Chrome
2. Melatonin
3. Hoppertunity
Older Female
1. Beholder
2. Stellar Wind
3. Curalina
2yo Male
1. Classic Empire
2. Not This Time
3. Mastery
2yo Filly
1. New Money Honey
2. Champagne Room
3. Miss Sky Warrior
3yo Male
1. Arrogate
2. Nyquist
3. Gun Runner
3yo Filly
1. Songbird
2. Cathryn Sophia
3. Carina Mia
Older Turf Male
1. Flintshire
2. Highland Reel
3. Ashleyluvssugar
Older Turf Female
1. Tepin
2. Miss Temple City
3. Lady Eli
Male Sprinter
1. Drefong
2. AP Indian
3. Mind Your Biscuits
Female Sprinter
1. Finest City
2. Haveyougoneaway
3. Gloryzapper

Mike Bench (@mikebench1991)
Horse of the Year
California Chrome
Older Male
California Chrome
Older Female
Beholder
2yo Male
Classic Empire
2yo Filly
Lady Aurelia
3yo Male
Arrogate
3yo Filly
Songbird
Older Turf Male
Flintshire
Older Turf Female
Tepin
Male Sprinter
A.P. Indian
Female Sprinter
Paulassilverlining

Richard Mattei (@Richmattei16)
Horse of the Year
1. Arrogate
2. California Chrome
3. Frosted
Older Male
1. California Chrome
2. Frosted
3. Shaman Ghost
Older Female
1. Beholder
2. Stellar Wind
3. Cavorting
2yo Male
1. Classic Empire
2. Not This Time
3. Practical Joke
2yo Filly
1. Champagne Room
2. Abel Tasman
3. Pretty City Dancer
3yo Male
1. Nyquist
2. Arrogate
3. Exaggerator
3yo Filly
1. Songbird
2. Carina Mia
3. Cathryn Sophia
Older Turf Male
1. Flintshire
2. Tourist
3. Highland Reel
Older Turf Female
1. Tepin
2. Lady Eli
3. Queen’s Trust
Male Sprinter
1. A.P. Indian
2. Drefong
3. Joking
Female Sprinter
1. Paulassilverlining
2. Finest City
3. Haveyougoneaway
Elaine Daniels (@edan1962)
Horse of the Year
California Chrome
Older Male
California Chrome
Older Female
Beholder
2 year old Male
Classic Empire
2 year old Filly
New Money Honey
3 year old Male
Arrogate
3 year old Filly
Songbird
Older Turf Male
Flintshire
Older Turf Female
Tepin.
Male Sprinter
Drefong
Female Sprinter
Haveyougoneaway
John Piassek (@theyreoff)
Horse of the Year
1. California Chrome
2. Arrogate
3. Songbird
Older Male
1. California Chrome
2. Flintshire
3. Frosted
Older Female
1. Beholder
2. Stellar Wind
3. Forever Unbridled
2yo Male
1. Classic Empire
2. McCracken
3. Practical Joke
2yo Female
1. Champagne Room
2. Lady Aurelia
3. Valadorna
3yo Male
1. Arrogate
2. Exaggerator
3. Gun Runner
3yo Filly
1. Songbird
2. Cathryn Sophia
3. Carina Mia
Older Turf Male
1. Flintshire
2. Highland Reel
3. Tourist
Older Turf Female
1. Tepin
2. Lady Eli
3. Miss Temple City
Male Sprinter
1. Drefong
2. Lord Nelson
3. A.P. Indian
Female Sprinter
1. Finest City
2. Haveyougoneaway
3. Paulassilverlining
(Eclipse Award photo from Paulick Report)

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