2001 ECLIPSE AWARDS (Entire Televised Broadcast)
Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon the Thoroughbred horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the title of Champion in their respective divisions. The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th Century racehorse and foundation sire ECLIPSE, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in eighteen starts, including eight walkovers. ECLIPSE sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.
The 2001 Eclipse Awards were handed out and it was a close race between POINT GIVEN and TIZNOW in all the fan polls for Horse of the Year, but when the people who count voted it wasn't nearly so close. POINT GIVEN defeated TIZNOW 35-13 in the Daily Racing Form voting, 86-35 in the National Turf Writers Association, and 35-17 in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). POINT GIVEN obviously also took home the Eclipse Award for Champion Three-Year-Old Colt.
As expected, Breeders' Cup winners dominated the Eclipse award winners' list with TIZNOW (Breeders' Cup Classic/Champion Handicap Male), JOHANNESBURG (Breeders' Cup Juvenile/Champion Two-Year-Old Colt), TEMPERA (Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies/Champion Two-Year-Old Filly), SQUIRTLE SQUIRT (Breeders' Cup Sprint/Champion Sprinter), FANTASTIC LIGHT (Breeders' Cup Turf/Champion Turf Male), and BANKS HILL (Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf/Champion Turf Female) all taking home honors.
The one that may surprise some was XTRA HEAT winning for Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, an award that typically goes to routers while she is purely a sprinter and GOURMET GIRL walked away with Champion Older Female.
In the people categories, JERRY BAILEY took top Jockey, JEREMY ROSE - Leading Apprentice Rider, BOBBY FRANKEL took the Training title, Richard Englander was the award-winning owner and Juddmonte Farms took the Breeder award.
The Eclipse Awards are presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers Association and the Daily Racing Form. The Eclipse Awards give us a chance to reflect on the best equine and human performances of the year; the goal is to tell the stories behind the most pivotal moments and players in Thoroughbred racing and make the viewer feel as though he or she is right there in the room with the athletes and others who make our sport great!
Don't miss the excitement of the culmination of another year of great racing...the 2001 ECLIPSE AWARDS!
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|