Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eclipse Awards for 2011


Above AP image of Havre de Grace winning the Beldame in 2011.

It was almost a clean sweep for descendants of the Dancer last night at the annual Eclipse awards. All but 2 of the equine winners were descendants. Only the Female Sprinter - Musical Romance and the Steeplechaser - Black Jack Blues were not. Here are the rest. I was able to watch most of it live thanks to DRF before my connection quit.

Horse of the Year - Havre de Grace - great great granddaughter x2
3 Year Old Female - Royal Delta - great great granddaughter x2
3 Year Old Male - Animal Kingdom - great great great grandson x3
Older Female - Havre de Grace - great great granddaughter x2
Older Male - Acclamation - great grandson
Male Sprinter - Amazombie - great great grandson
Female Turf Horse - Stacelita - great great granddaughter
Male Turf Horse - Cape Blanco - great grandson
2 Year Old Female - My Miss Aurelia - great great great granddaughter
2 Year Old Male - Hansen - great great great grandson

Even the Special Eclipse Award winner - Rapid Redux - a $6,000 claimer who managed to win 22 races in a row was a great great grandson.