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 Eclipse award winners.  Thoroughbred Champions through the years.

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The Eclipse awards are named after the 18th century racehorse and sire, Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was unbeaten in 18 starts (eight wins were walkovers). As a stallion, Eclipse sired winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derby champions. Since 1971 voters made up of DRF staff, NTRA, and the Turf Writers Association have determined the winners.
Year Horse Of The Year Older Male Older filly/Mare 3yr old colt 3yr Old Filly 2yr old Colt 2yr old Filly Sprinter Turf Male Turf Female
2008 Curlin Curlin Zenyatta Big Brown Proud Spell Midshipman Stardom Bound Benny The Bull Conduit Forever Together
2007 Curlin Lawyer Ron Ginger Punch Curlin Rags To Riches War Pass Indian Blessing Midnight Lute English Channel Lahudood
2006 Invasor Invasor Fleet Indian Bernardini Wait A While Street Sense Dreaming Of Anna Thor's Echo Miesque's Approval Ouija Board
2005 Saint Liam Saint Liam Ashado Afleet Alex Smuggler Stevie Wonderboy Folklore Lost In The Fog Leroidesanimaux Intercontinental
2004 Ghostzapper Ghostzapper Azeri Smarty Jones Ashado Declan's Moon Sweet Catomine Speightstown Kitten's Joy Ouija Board
2003 Mineshaft Mineshaft Azeri Funny Cide Bird Town Action This Day Halfbridled Aldebaran High Chaparral Islington
2002 Left Bank Left Bank Azeri War Emblem Farda Amiga Vindication Storm Flag Flying Orientate High Chaparral Golden Apples
2001 Tiznow Tiznow Gourmet Girl Point Given Xtra Heat Johannesburg Tempera Squirtle Squirt Fantastic Light Banks Hill
2000 Lemon Drop Kid Lemon Drop Kid Riboletta Tiznow Surfside Macho Uno Caressing Kona Gold Kalanisi Perfect Sting
1999 Victory Gallop Victory Gallop Beautiful Pleasure Charismatic Silverbulletday Anees Chilukki Artax Daylami Soaring Softly
1998 Skip Away Skip Away Escena Real Quiet Banshee Breeze Answer Lively Silverbulletday Reraise Buck's Boy Fiji
1997 Skip Away Skip Away Hidden Lake Silver Charm Ajina Favorite Trick Countess Diana Smoke Glacken Chief Bearhart Ryafan
1996 Cigar Cigar Jewel Princess Skip Away Yanks Music Boston Harbor Storm Song Lit de Justice Singspiel Wandesta
1995 Cigar Cigar Inside Information Thunder Gulch Serena's Song Maria's Mon Golden Attraction Not Surprising Northern Spur Possibly Perfect
1994 The Wicked North The Wicked North Sky Beauty Holy Bull Heavenly Prize Timber Country Flanders Cherokee Run Paradise Creek Hatoof
1993 Bertrando Bertrando Paseana Prairie Bayou Hollywood Wildcat Dehere Phone Chatter Cardmania Kotashaan Flawlessly
1992 Pleasant Tap Pleasant Tap Paseana A.P. Indy Saratoga Dew Gilded Time Eliza Rubiano Sky Classic Flawlessly
1991 Black Tie Affair Black Tie Affair Queena Hansel Dance Smartly Arazi Pleasant Stage Housebuster Tight Spot Miss Alleged
1990 Criminal Type Criminal Type Bayakoa Unbridled Go for Wand Fly So Free Meadow Star Housebuster Itsallgreektome Laugh and Be Merry
1989 Blushing John Blushing John Bayakoa Sunday Silence Open Mind Rhythm Go for Wand Safely Kept Steinlen Brown Bess
1988 Alysheba Alysheba Personal Ensign Risen Star Winning Colors Easy Goer Open Mind Gulch Sunshine Forever Miesque
1987 Ferdinand Ferdinand North Sider Alysheba Sacahuista Forty Niner Epitome Groovy Theatrical Miesque
1986 Turkoman Turkoman Lady's Secret Snow Chief Tiffany Lass Capote Brave Raj Smile Manila Estrapade
1985 Vanlandingham Vanlandingham Life's Magic Spend A Buck Mom's Command Tasso Family Style Precisionist Cozzene Pebbles
1984 Slew o' Gold Slew o' Gold Princess Rooney Swale Life's Magic Chief's Crown Outstandingly Eillo John Henry Royal Heroine
1983 Bates Motel Bates Motel Amb. of Luck Slew o' Gold Heartlight No. One Devil's Bag Althea Chinook Pass John Henry All Along
1982 Lemhi Gold Lemhi Gold Track Robbery Conquistador Cielo Christmas Past Roving Boy Landaluce Gold Beauty Perrault April Run
1981 John Henry John Henry Relaxing Pleasant Colony Wayward Lass Deputy Minister Before Dawn Guilty Conscience John Henry De La Rose
1980 Spectacular Bid Spectacular Bid Glorious Song Temperence Hill Genuine Risk Lord Avie Heavenly Cause Plugged Nickle John Henry Just A Game II
1979 Affirmed Affirmed Waya Spectacular Bid Davona Dale Rockhill Native Smart Angle Star de Naskra Bowl Game Trillion
1978 Seattle Slew Seattle Slew Late Bloomer Affirmed Tempest Queen Spectacular Bid (TIE) Candy Eclair
& It's in the Air
(TIE ) Dr. Patches
& J.O. Tobin
Mac Diarmida  
1977 Forego Forego Cascapedia Seattle Slew Our Mims Affirmed Lakeville Miss What a Summer (4) Johnny D  
1976 Forego Forego Proud Delta Bold Forbes Revidere Seattle Slew Sensational My Juliet Youth  
1975 Forego Forego Susan's Girl Wajima Ruffian Honest Pleasure Dearly Precious Gallant Bob Snow Knight (4)  
1974 Forego Forego Desert Vixen Little Current Chris Evert Foolish Pleasure Ruffian Forego Dahlia  
1973 Secretariat Riva Ridge Susan's Girl Secretariat Desert Vixen Protagonist Talking Picture Shecky Greene Secretariat  
1972 Autobiography Autobiography Typecast Key to the Mint Susan's Girl Secretariat La Prevoyante Chou Croute Cougar II  
1971 Ack Ack Ack Ack Shuvee Canonero II Turkish Trousers Riva Ridge Numbered Account Ack Ack Run the Gantlet