The Japan Racing Association will present its 2018 Horse of the Year title to Almond Eye, who was the unanimous selection on all 276 ballots after an outstanding year in which she dominated the fillies’ Triple Crown and the Japan Cup against older male rivals.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced this evening that Justify who became horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner by sweeping the 3-year-old classics of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, was voted the 2018 Horse of the Year, at the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
The star of successive QIPCO British Champions day shared top spot with prolific Australian-trained mare Winx.
The first four horseracing superstars to be inducted into the SA Hall Of Fame are:
• Sea Cottage (horse)
• Michael Roberts (jockey)
• Syd Laird (trainer)
• Harry and Bridget Oppenheimer (owners)
SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES 2019 GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD FINALISTS, WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE FEBRUARY
Five finalists for one of American racing’s most prestigious honors, the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, have been announced. Following a vote of jockeys nationwide, the winner of the 2019 Woolf Award will be announced in late February.
Australia’s Queen of Racing Was Favorite Among Fans in the U.S. and Abroad