The winners of thoroughbred racing's Eclipse Awards for 2017 will be annonced on Thursday night at a dinner at Gulfstream Park.
Awards will be presented in seventeen categories--mostly for horses and also for trainers, jockeys, owners and breeders.
Voting was done early this month by racing
officials and racing writers and broadcosters.
The three finalists in four of the major categories are:
Horse of the Year--Arrogate, Gun Runner and World Approval/
Three-Year-Old Male--Always Dreaming, Battle of Midway, West Coast
Joey -- Javier Csstellano, Jose Ortiz, Mike Smith
Trainer -- Steve Asmussen, Bob Baffert, Chad Brown
We will have news about the winners overnight.
Several years a friend offered to nominate me as an Eclipse voter. I declined, prtly brecause I felt there were already enough voters from the media.
This year, here's how I would habe voted in thecategories listed above
Horse of The Year -- Gun Runner
Three=Year-Old Male == West Coast
-- Jim Freer