2016 Eclipse Awards Nominee Glimpse - Part 2

January 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Part 2 is here on the morning of the Eclipse Awards! We are taking a look at a photo moment from our horse nominees this time. 

Click the title to see past winners and click the horse name to see how it got on this list in the first place!

Final categories coming before the awards this evening.

Click HERE to see a photo from the careers' of the human Eclipse Award Nominees!


Older Dirt Male

California Chrome

CaliforniaChromeKLD34CaliforniaChromeKLD34California Chrome wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Victor Espinoza up for trainer Art Sherman and owners Steven Coburn and Perry Martin, 2014 Churchill Downs

Photo: California Chrome during simpler times...before he had his own line of silks.



Photo: Frosted just happy to be back in California for another Breeders' Cup, looking to finish better than the year before. Success.

Lord Nelson

LordNelsonKLD78LordNelsonKLD782015 Pat Day Mile

Photo: "For every Grade I win, Lord Nelson, we shall give you a topknot." - Baffert

Older Dirt Female



BeholderKLD869BeholderKLD869Beholder with Gary Stevens up wins the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff for trainer Richard Mandella and owner B Wayne Hughes, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Photo: She knows where she's going, she's been there before.


CavortingTestFTK08CavortingTestFTK08Cavorting Test Stakes, 2015 Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale Photo: Cavorting is what your owner does when you win three Graded Stakes races in a row.

Stellar Wind

StellarWindKLD27StellarWindKLD27Stellar Wind, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia California

Photo: Stellar Wind on the runway with matching jockey and saddle towel. Sources say the look was thrown together last minute.

Male Sprinter

A.P. Indian

APIndianKLD23APIndianKLD23A. P. Indian with Joe Bravo up wins the 2016 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix for Trainer Arnaud Delacour


Photo: A.P. Indian is the picture of confidence on his walk to the winner's circle.


DrefongKLD918DrefongKLD918Drefong with Martin Garcia up wins the Twin Spires Breeders' CupSprint for trainer Bob Baffert and owner Baoma Racing, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita


Photo: When you win every start in 2016, people learn your name.

Lord Nelson

LordNelsonKLD78LordNelsonKLD782015 Pat Day Mile

Photo: Here's Lord Nelson again...reminding you he's so awesome he's nominated in two categories.

Female Sprinter

Finest City

FinestCityKLD992FinestCityKLD992Finest City with Mike Smith up wins the Sentient Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare sprint for trainer Ian Kruljac and owner Seitzer Thoroughbreds, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita

Photo: Finest City's attempt at smiling larger than Mike Smith. Too close to call, we say.


HaveyougoneawayKLD29HaveyougoneawayKLD29Haveyougoneaway, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia California Photo: Haveyougoneaway casually checking to see if you have gone away.


While we don't have a photo, here's a gallery of foals from the past. #silverlining

Male Turf Horse

Flintshire (GB)


Photo: This is Flintshire, his name doesn't lend well to jokes, but he runs well. Ask a Hobbit.

Highland Reel (IRE)


Photo: Highland Reel's 2016: 6 countries, 0 away games.


TouristKLD1208TouristKLD1208Breeders' Cup Morning Works, 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland

Photo: For a horse named 'Tourist', he never looked out of place on the road.

Female Turf Horse

Lady Eli

LadyEliKLD84LadyEliKLD84Lady Eli, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia California


Photo: Lady on the backside, freak on the trackside.

Miss Temple City

MissTempleCityKLD56MissTempleCityKLD56Miss Temple City wins the 2016 G1 Shadwell Turf Mile with jockey Edgar Prado up for trainer H. Graham Motion and owners The Club Racing, LLC, Allen Rosenblum, and Sagamore Farm, 2016 Keeneland Fall Meet

Photo: She is actually glowing. Miss Temple City is glowing. Get on her level.


TepinKLD47TepinKLD47Tepin wins the 2015 G1 First Lady with Julien Leparoux up for trainer Mark Casse and owner Robert Masterson, 2015 Keeneland Fall Meet

Photo: 2016 was a big year for Tepin. Now let me see you 1, 2 Tep.

Steeplechase Horse

We are still chasing these horses and jumping those hurdles. Catch these later.

Rawnaq (IRE)

Scorpiancer (IRE)

Top Striker


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