2010 Horse of the Year Fan Voting - Blame, Goldikova, or Zenyatta



We've put the 2010 Horse of the Year voting in your hands. Nomintated this year are Blame, Goldikova, and Zenyatta. We provided all their race videos for the year for you to watch (Blame, Goldikova, and Zenyatta) and voting can be done at the bottom of the page.

Blame - 4yo Bay Colt
Trainer: Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Jockey: Garrett K. Gomez
Owner: Claiborne Farm and Dilschneider, Adele B.
Breeder: Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider

Date
Race
Dist.
Jockey
1st
2nd
Time
Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic-G11 1/4 mG GomezBlameZenyatta02:02.3
Oct. 2 Jockey Club Gold Cup-G11 1/4 mG GomezHaynesfieldBlame02:02.5
Aug. 7 Whitney Handicap-G11 1/8 mG GomezBlameQuality Road01:48.9
June 12 Stephen Foster Hcp-G11 1/8 mG GomezBlameBattle Plan01:49.4
May 15 Schaefer Hcp-G31 1/16 mG GomezBlameNo Advantage01:43.4

Reasons for Blame: Four-year-old colt won four of five starts in 2010, three in Grade 1 company, including a victory over Zenyatta by a head in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Defeated Quality Road by a head in the Grade 1 Whitney while in receipt of five pounds. Those victories gave him wins over both main American rivals. 2010 Race Videos for Blame

Goldikova (IRE) - 5yo Bay Filly
Trainer: Frederic Head
Jockey: Olivier Peslier
Owner: Wertheimer and Frere
Breeder: Wertheimer Et Frere

Date
Race
Dist.
Jockey
1st
2nd
Time
Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Mile-G11 1/4 mO PeslierGoldikovaGio Ponti01:35.2
Oct. 3 Prix de la Foret-G17 fO PeslierGoldikovaPaco Boy01:22.1
Aug. 15 Prix Jacques le Marois -G11 mileO PeslierMakfiGoldikova01:39.4
Aug. 1 Prix Rothschild -G11 mileO PeslierGoldikovaMusic Show01:37.5
June 15 Queen Anne-G11 mileO PeslierGoldikovaPaco Boy01:37.7
May 23 Prix D'Ispahan-G11 1/8 mO PeslierGoldikovaByword01:49.4

Reasons for Goldikova: Five-year-old mare won five of six starts in 2010, all in Grade 1 company, all over males, and became the first horse in Breeders’ Cup history to win an event for the third consecutive year via her comprehensive victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. 2010 Race Videos for Goldikova.

Zenyatta- 6yo Dark Bay or Brown Filly
Trainer: John A. Shirreffs
Jockey: Mike E. Smith
Owner: Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.
Breeder: Maverick Productions, Ltd.

Date
Race
Dist.
Jockey
1st
2nd
Time
Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Classic-G11 1/4 mM SmithBlameZenyatta02:02.3
Oct. 2 Lady's Secret-G11 1/16 mM SmithZenyattaSwitch01:43.0
Aug. 7 Clement L. Hirsch-G11 1/16 mM SmithZenyattaRinterval01:45.0
June 13 Vanity Hcp-G11 1/8 mM SmithZenyattaSt Trinians01:49.0
Apr. 9 Apple Blossom-G11 1/8 mM SmithZenyattaTaptam01:50.7
Mar. 13 Santa Margarita-G11 1/8 mM SmithZenyattaDance To My Tune01:48.2

Reasons for Zenyatta: Six-year-old mare won five of six starts in 2010, all in Grade 1 company, finishing second by a head to male Blame in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. She became a national sports figure, putting Thoroughbred racing on America’s radar screen in 2010 via a host of network television feature stories. 2010 Race Videos for Zenyatta.


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