Horse of the Year
Vote count: Invasor (ARG), 228; Barbaro, 21; Bernardini, 16; Lava Man, 3; Ouija
Board (GB) 3. No abstentions.
Vote count: Street Sense, 229; Circular Quay, 13; Tiz Wonderful, 11; Nobiz Like
Shobiz, 9; Scat Daddy, 5; Great Hunter, 2; Day Pass, 1; Stormello, 1. No
Dreaming of Anna
Vote count: Dreaming of Anna, 265; Octave, 3; Boca Grande 1; Point Ashley, 1.
Voter abstentions, 1.
Vote count: Bernardini, 210; Barbaro, 56; Discreet Cat, 4; Jazil, 1. No
Wait a While
Vote count: Wait a While, 138; Pine Island, 108; Bushfire, 18; Ermine, 3; Lemons
Forever, 1. Voter abstentions, 3.
Vote count: Invasor (ARG), 262; Lava Man, 8; Voter abstentions, 1.
Vote count: Fleet Indian, 213; Round Pond, 48; Asi Siempre, 4; Gorella (FR) 2;
Ouija Board (GB), 2; Pool Land, 1; Spun Sugar, 1. No abstentions.
Vote count: Thor's Echo, 213; Discreet Cat, 39; Henny Hughes, 15; Bishop Court
Hill, 1; Bordonaro, 1; Proud Tower Too, 1. Voter abstentions, 1.
Male Turf Horse
Vote count: Miesque's Approval, 74; The Tin Man, 69; English Channel, 63; Red
Rocks (IRE), 21; Aragorn (IRE) 19; Showing Up, 12; Lava Man, 7; Ashkal Way
(IRE), 1; Better Talk Now, 1; Collier Hill (GB) ,1. Voter abstentions, 3.
Female Turf Horse
Ouija Board (GB)
Vote count: Ouija Board (GB), 217; Gorella (FR) 35; Wait a While 15. Voter
Vote count: McDynamo, 239; Sur La Tete, 6; Hirapour (IRE) 2; Mixed Up 1; Voter
Darley Stable and Lael Stables
Vote count: Darley Stable, 110 and Lael Stables, 110; Shadwell Stable, 17; Live
Oak Plantation, 13; Maggi Moss, 9; Louis O'Brien, 2; Frank Calabrese, 1; Robert
Cole, Jr., 1; Melnyk Racing Stable, 1; J. Paul Reddam, 1; STD Racing and Jason
Wood, 1; Stronach Stables, 1. Voter abstentions, 4.
Vote count: Adena Springs, 119; Mr. & Mrs. Roy Jackson, 47; Darley, 44; Live Oak
Stud, 24; William S. Farish, 11; Thomas/Lakin, 7; Farnsworth Farms, 3; WinStar
Farm, LLC, 2; Haras Clausan, 1; E. Paul Robsham, 1; Stanley Estate and Stud Co.,
1. Voter abstentions, 11.
Vote count: Todd Pletcher, 194; Kiaran McLaughlin, 29; Michael Matz, 18; Doug
O'Neill, 11; Scott Lake, 7; Tom Albertrani, 3; Bill Mott, 3; Scott Blasi, 1;
George Yetsook, 1. Voter abstentions, 4.
Vote count: Edgar Prado, 152; Garrett Gomez, 90; Russell Baze, 14; Julien
Leparoux, 7 ; Ramon Dominguez, 3; John Velazquez, 3; Fernando Jara, 1. Voter
Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
Vote count: Julien Leparoux, 254; Rosie Napravnik, 7; Martin Garcia, 6; Voter
The winner of the
Eclipse Award of Merit,
voted on by a panel of representatives from the
three presenting organizations and previously announced, is John Nerud. The Eclipse Award of Merit is presented to an individual or entity
displaying outstanding lifetime achievement in, and service to, the Thoroughbred
Special Award - Voted on by a panel of
representatives from the three presenting organizations and previously
announced, the award went Roy and Gretchen Jackson and the University of
Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for their
attempts to save Barbaro. The Special Award is presented to honor
outstanding individual achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of
Media Eclipse Awards also are given in the categories of
photography, audio/multi-media Internet, news/commentary,
feature/enterprise writing, local television, national
television–feature and national television–live racing programming
to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of
Thoroughbred racing. The 2006 Media Eclipse Awards winners,
determined by a judges' panel for each category and previously
- Photography: Matt Goins,
photograph of jockey
Julien Leparoux being thrown over his mount, Sanibel Storm, during
the sixth race at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington on April 29.
- Writing - Feature:
Mike Jensen, "The Man Whose Job Is Saving Barbaro," Philadelphia Inquirer, May
- Writing - News/Commentary:
Dick Jerardi, "A Nightmare, Right from the Start," and "Maybe
Step," were both published on May 22 and "In Barbaro's Corral,
published May 24, Philadelphia Daily News
- TV - Live Racing: NBC
Sports, 2006 Preakness Stakes.
- TV – Feature: Pony Highway Productions and HorseRacing TV,
On the Muscle: Portrait of a Thoroughbred Racing Stable, Aired
February 28, March 7 and March 15 of 2006 on HRTV.
TV - Local: WLKY-TV was
selected for a one-hour documentary entitled "The Final Foal."
- Audio/Multi-Media Internet: WBAL Radio in Baltimore for
its live coverage of the 131st Preakness Stakes.