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Encyclopedia > Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Horse

Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Horse is a American Thoroughbred horse racing honor. Created in 1971, it is part of the Eclipse Awards program and is awarded annually to a stallion or gelding, 4 years old and up. The Thoroughbred is a horse breed developed in 18th century England when English mares were bred with imported Arabian stallions to create a distance racer. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... The Eclipse Award is a thoroughbred racing award. ...


The Daily Racing Form (DRF) began naming an annual champion. Starting in 1950, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) began naming its own champion. The following list provides the name of the horses chosen by both of these organizations. Whenever there were different champions named, the horses are listed side-by-side with the one chosen as champion by the Daily Racing Form listed first and the one chosen by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations listed after.


The Daily Racing Form, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, and the National Turf Writers Association all joined forces in 1971 to create the Eclipse Award.



Past winners:


The racehorse Ghostzapper won the Breeders Cup Classic in 2004, outdistancing Roses in May by three lengths in a stakes record of 1:59. ... Tiznow, born on March 12, 1997, is an American thoroughbred racehorse owned by Michael L. Cooper and Cees Stable. ... Lemon Drop Kid (born 1996) is a champion stallion Thoroughbred racehorse. ... Skip Away, a powerfully built grey thoroughbred race horse, was twice (1997, 1998) named America’s Champion Handicap Horse. ... Skip Away, a powerfully built grey thoroughbred race horse, was twice (1997, 1998) named America’s Champion Handicap Horse. ... Cigar, born April 18, 1990 at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Maryland, is a Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse. ... Cigar, born April 18, 1990 at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Maryland, is a Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse. ... Alysheba (born 1984) was an American thoroughbred race horse. ... Ferdinand was a Thoroughbred race horse who won the 1986 Kentucky Derby and 1987 Breeders Cup Classic. ... John Henry is a thoroughbred race horse named after the folk hero John Henry. ... Spectacular Bid (February 17, 1976 — June 9, 2003) was an American thoroughbred race horse. ... Affirmed, a chestnut colt born February 21, 1975, at Harbor View Farm, Ocala, Florida – died January 12, 2001 at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978, only the 11th horse to accomplish the feat. ... The Cover of Seattle Slew Seattle Slew (February 15, 1974 – May 7, 2002) was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1977, only the tenth horse to accomplish the feat. ... [[Forego]] , bay gelding, 1970, by Forli (Aristhophanes) Lady Golconda by Hasty Road Owner, Lazy F Ranch, Bred by Lazy F Ranch, KY Trained by Frank Whiteley, Jr. ... [[Forego]] , bay gelding, 1970, by Forli (Aristhophanes) Lady Golconda by Hasty Road Owner, Lazy F Ranch, Bred by Lazy F Ranch, KY Trained by Frank Whiteley, Jr. ... [[Forego]] , bay gelding, 1970, by Forli (Aristhophanes) Lady Golconda by Hasty Road Owner, Lazy F Ranch, Bred by Lazy F Ranch, KY Trained by Frank Whiteley, Jr. ... [[Forego]] , bay gelding, 1970, by Forli (Aristhophanes) Lady Golconda by Hasty Road Owner, Lazy F Ranch, Bred by Lazy F Ranch, KY Trained by Frank Whiteley, Jr. ... Riva Ridge (1969-1985) was a American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse owned and bred by Christopher Chenery, who, before passing away in January of 1973, witnessed the colts outstanding two-and-three-year-old racing campaigns. ... Dr. Fager, a thoroughbred racehorse, ran what many consider the greatest single season of any horse in the history of the sport. ... Damascus (1964-1995) was a thoroughbred race horse sired by Sword Dancer (1959s Horse of the Year) out of Kerala (by My Babu) foaled at the Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Buckpasser was a beautiful bay thoroughbred racehorse born in 1963. ... Buckpasser was a beautiful bay thoroughbred racehorse born in 1963. ... // Early Career Kelso, born on April 4, 1957 was an American thoroughbred race horse and is considered to be among the best racehorses of the Twentieth century. ... // Early Career Kelso, born on April 4, 1957 was an American thoroughbred race horse and is considered to be among the best racehorses of the Twentieth century. ... // Early Career Kelso, born on April 4, 1957 was an American thoroughbred race horse and is considered to be among the best racehorses of the Twentieth century. ... // Early Career Kelso, born on April 4, 1957 was an American thoroughbred race horse and is considered to be among the best racehorses of the Twentieth century. ... Sword Dancer (1956 -1984) was an American Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. ... Round Table (1954-1987) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who is considered the best turf horse in American racing history. ... Round Table (1954-1987) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who is considered the best turf horse in American racing history. ... Swaps, an American thoroughbred racehorse born on the 1st of March, 1952, was the son of Khaled, and goes back to the immortal Man O War, via his dam, Iron Reward, through the Triple Crown winner, War Admiral. ... Native Dancer (March 27, 1950-November 16, 1967), nicknamed the Gray Ghost, was one of the most celebrated and accomplished thoroughbred racehorses in history, the first horse made famous through the medium of television. ... Tom Fool (1949–1976) was an American thoroughbred horse racing champion. ... Noor (1945-unknown) was an Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse Champion who competed successfully in England and in America. ... Painting of Citation by Franklin Voss Citation (April 11, 1945 - August 8, 1970) was a thoroughbred American horse-racing champion. ... Armed (1941-1964) was a American Thoroughbred Hall of Fame race horse. ... Armed (1941-1964) was a American Thoroughbred Hall of Fame race horse. ... A small chestnut born on April 4, 1941 (who started out running with his head high, but unfortunately, also running slowly), Stymie was one of the greatest bargains in thoroughbred racing history. ... Whirlaway (1938-1959) was a champion thoroughbred racehorse. ... Kayak II (1935- ?) (originally named Kajak) was a thoroughbred race horse in the 1930s. ... Red Pollard on Seabiscuit Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933—May 17, 1947) was a champion thoroughbred race horse in the United States. ... Red Pollard on Seabiscuit Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933—May 17, 1947) was a champion thoroughbred race horse in the United States. ... Equipoise (1928 - 1938) was a champion thoroughbred racehorse, a chestnut bred in the United States by Harry Payne Whitney and owned by his son, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. ... Equipoise (1928 - 1938) was a champion thoroughbred racehorse, a chestnut bred in the United States by Harry Payne Whitney and owned by his son, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. ... Equipoise (1928 - 1938) was a champion thoroughbred racehorse, a chestnut bred in the United States by Harry Payne Whitney and owned by his son, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. ... Blue Larkspur (1926-1947) was a bay colt, Kentucky bred thoroughbred race horse. ... Gray Lag was a thoroughbred race horse born in Kentucky in 1918 and bred by a man everyone called King of the Turf, John E. Madden. ... Exterminator (1915 - September 26, 1945) was an American thoroughbred racehorse and the winner of the 1918 Kentucky Derby and in 1922 won Eclipse Award as Horse of the Year. ... Gray Lag was a thoroughbred race horse born in Kentucky in 1918 and bred by a man everyone called King of the Turf, John E. Madden. ... Exterminator (1915 - September 26, 1945) was an American thoroughbred racehorse and the winner of the 1918 Kentucky Derby and in 1922 won Eclipse Award as Horse of the Year. ... Exterminator (1915 - September 26, 1945) was an American thoroughbred racehorse and the winner of the 1918 Kentucky Derby and in 1922 won Eclipse Award as Horse of the Year. ... Roamer was an American thoroughbred racehorse. ... Roamer was an American thoroughbred racehorse. ...


 
 

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