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2013 Eclipse Awards Winners

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Wise Dan repeats as Horse of the Year.

Matthew Stockman

In a vote that was all but a formality, Wise Dan won his second consecutive Horse of the Year title at the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park on Saturday night. Wise Dan also won the Eclipse Award for both Champion Turf Male and Champion Older Male. This marks the second year in a row that he swept all three categories.

Wise Dan is a seven-year-old gelding by Wiseman's Ferry out of a Wold Power (SAF) dam (Lisa Danielle), trained by Charles Lopresti, owned by Morton Fink, and ridden by most of the time by John Velazquez. Wise Dan's long list of major wins includes back-to-back victories in the Woodbine Mile, Fourstardave Handicap and the Breeders' Cup Mile. Over the course of his career, Wise Dan has won $6.3 million in purses.

The rest of the Eclipse Award winners are as follows:

Horse of the Year: Wise Dan
Older Male: Wise Dan
Older Female: Royal Delta
Turf Male: Wise Dan
Turf Female: Dank (GB)
Sprinter Female: Groupie Doll
Sprinter Male: Points Offthebench
3YO Male: Will Take Charge
3YO Female: Beholder
2YO Male: Shared Belief
2YO Female: She's A Tiger
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Breeder: Ken & Sarah Ramsey
Owner: Ken & Sarah Ramsey
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Apprentice Jockey: Victor Carrasco
Award of Merit: D. Wayne Lukas

And the award for Best Speech of the Night goes to Willis Horton, owner of Will Take Charge. (LINK via HRTV)