PHOTOS BY Z, Thoroughbred Horse Photographer: Blog https://www.photosbyz.com/blog en-us (C) A to Z Communications, Inc. z@photosbyz.com (PHOTOS BY Z, Thoroughbred Horse Photographer) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:12:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:12:00 GMT https://www.photosbyz.com/img/s/v-12/u390015927-o365691678-50.jpg PHOTOS BY Z, Thoroughbred Horse Photographer: Blog https://www.photosbyz.com/blog 82 120 2016 Eclipse Awards Nominee Glimpse - Part 3 https://www.photosbyz.com/blog/2017/1/2016-eclipse-awards-nominee-glimpse---part-3 It's almost time for the 2016 Eclipse Awards, we are looking at the final nominees! 

You know the drill by now: one nominee, one photo moment from their career, one professionally done caption.

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

Good luck to all of the nominees, see you at the show!

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

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

Enjoy!

Horse of the Year

Arrogate

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Photo:Synonyms of Arrogate: assume, take claim, appropriate, seize, commandeer and yes--- WREST and USURP. Shocking he's nominated for Horse of the Year.

California Chrome

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Photo: Everyone's like "California Chrome is so awesome! He got nominated in two categories!" and California Chrome is like "I want cookies."

Songbird

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Photo:Songbird requested text notification if she wins. She's busy romping in a paddock somewhere at WinStar.

Two-Year-Old Male

Classic Empire

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Photo: If there were a Best Group Smile category, this group would be the obvious winner.

Not This Time

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Photo:Add one more to Taylor Made's collection of "One of the best I've ever seen", "One of the best I've ever sat on", " One of the best I've ever had". Here's to the best.

Practical Joke

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Photo:Being nominated is no joke. It's practically in the bag.

Two-Year-Old Filly

Champagne Room

ChampagneRoomKLD955ChampagneRoomKLD955Champgne Room with Mario Gutierrez up wins the14 Hands Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies for trainer Peter Eurton and owner Ciglia Racing, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita

Photo:When this horse shows up, it's always a good time. Bubbly for everyone!

Lady Aurelia

LadyAureliaRedLodgeKLD29LadyAureliaRedLodgeKLD29Lady Aurelia outside, Red Lodge inside work at Keeneland for trainer Wesley Ward 2016, 2016 Keeneland Fall Meet Photo: Grass is grass to Lady Aurelia. It really doesn't matter where it grows.

New Money Honey

NewMoneyHoneyKLD851NewMoneyHoneyKLD851New Money Honey with Javier Casatellano up wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies for trainer Chad Brown and owner E Five Racing, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita

Photo:With horses like New Money Honey, e5 Racing is on track to be old money...honey.

Three-Year-Old Male

Arrogate

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Photo:USURP USURP USURP

Exaggerator

ExageratorZ24ExageratorZ24Exaggerator with Kent Desormeaux up wins the 2016 Preakness for trainer Keith Desormeaux and owners Big Chief Racing, 2016 Preakness, Pimlico

Photo: The mud fest and performance were intense - no exaggeration.

Nyquist

NyquistZ85NyquistZ85Nyquist with Mario Gutierrez up wins the 2016 Kentucky Derby for trainer Doug O'Neill and owner J Paul Reddam, Churchill Downs,

Photo: Nyquist was told how many people attended the Derby after he won. This photo was provided as proof when he said "I didn't see anyone there."

Three-Year-Old Filly

Cathryn Sophia

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Photo:Maryland bred Cathryn Sophia making the Maryland State Horse proud. The Maryland State Horse is the thoroughbred, not that you didn't know that.

Queen’s Trust (GB)

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Photo:This horse may have the Queen's trust, but her exercise jockey seems to be a little wary.

Songbird

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Photo:I feel pretty, oh so pretty, oh so pretty in blue and white. And I pity any girl who isn't me tonight.

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z@photosbyz.com (PHOTOS BY Z, Thoroughbred Horse Photographer) https://www.photosbyz.com/blog/2017/1/2016-eclipse-awards-nominee-glimpse---part-3 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:08:39 GMT
2016 Eclipse Awards Nominee Glimpse - Part 2 https://www.photosbyz.com/blog/2017/1/2016-eclipse-awards-nominee-glimpse---part-2 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!

Enjoy!

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.

Frosted

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

Lord Nelson

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

Older Dirt Female

Beholder

 

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.

Cavorting

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

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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.

Drefong

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

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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.

Haveyougoneaway

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Paulassilverlining

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

Male Turf Horse

Flintshire (GB)

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

Highland Reel (IRE)

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

Tourist

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

Female Turf Horse

Lady Eli

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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.

Tepin

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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z@photosbyz.com (PHOTOS BY Z, Thoroughbred Horse Photographer) https://www.photosbyz.com/blog/2017/1/2016-eclipse-awards-nominee-glimpse---part-2 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:00:00 GMT
2016 Eclipse Awards Nominee Glimpse https://www.photosbyz.com/blog/2017/1/2016-eclipse-awards-nominee-glimpse The Z Team has made it as far and wide as the horses and people nominated for the 2016 Eclipse Awards...well almost. Apprentice jockeys may have eluded us, but we decided to look at a moment for the rest from the past year.

Click the big names to see what they've done to get on this list OR Click the section title to see past winners, you know you want to.

Click almost anywhere else, it will take you somewhere laughable and/or horse related.

Enjoy!

Up First....The People

Outstanding Trainer

Bob Baffert

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Photo: Bob Baffert, luckily, made the list for a Coolmore American Pharoah jacket. Here he is sporting it Breeders' Cup weekend at Santa Anita Park.

Chad Brown

Brown,ChadKLD855Brown,ChadKLD855New Money Honey with Javier Casatellano up wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies for trainer Chad Brown and owner E Five Racing, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita

Photo: The best way to guarantee a photo of Chad Brown? Get him in the winner's circle or hand him a trophy so he has no where to go. Smiling on the other hand? Ask, like a photographer did for this photo at the Breeders' Cup.

Mark Casse

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Photo: Mark Casse always has a smile on his face, whether he's winning the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Trainer for the past five years or shopping for yearlings at Keeneland. 

Outstanding Owner

Juddmonte Farms, Inc.

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Photo: Juddmonte Farms owner Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia won the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf mid-day in 2009 with a horse named Midday...just saying.

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey

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Photo: Ken and Sarah Ramsey were asked to bring the trophies they won that week...

Spendthrift Farm LLC

BeholderHighesKLD870BeholderHighesKLD870Beholder 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: Spendthrift Farm Owner B. Wayne Hughes, making the executive decision to hold the Breeders' Cup trophy, not a watch. Screw the watch.

Outstanding Breeder

Clearsky Farms

We tried to get a photo one time, but it was overcast with heavy fog.

Darley

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Photo: Darley Owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum knows noses...and every other part of a horse for that matter.

WinStar Farm, LLC

Troutt,KenKLD1142Troutt,KenKLD1142Carpe Diem with John Velasquez up wins the 2015 Toyota Bluegrass for trainer Todd Pletcher and owners Stonestreet Stable and Winstar Farm, 2015 Keeneland Spring Meet

Photo: WinStar Farm Owner Kenny Troutt after Carpe Diem won the G1 Toyota Blue Grass. (Not shown: Elliott Walden)

Outstanding Jockey

Javier Castellano

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Photo: Javier Castellano is always a hit at PDJF's Jockey Signings.

Jose Ortiz

Ortiz,JoseKLD07Ortiz,JoseKLD07Jose Ortiz shows off his 3 wins on opening day of Keeneland, 2016 Keeneland Fall Meet

Photo: Jose Ortiz won three races in one day at Keeneland and is also A-OK.

Here might be fun to click?

Mike Smith

Smith,MikeKLD936Smith,MikeKLD936Arrogate with Mike Smith up wins the Breeders' Cup Classic for trainer Bob Baffert and owner Juddmonte Farms, 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita

Photo: Mike Smith sets the scene for a photo of Mike Smith.

Outstanding Apprentice Jockey

We're thinking we will cross paths in the future.

Kevin Gomez

Lane Luzzi

Luis Ocasio

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