Thursday, September 06, 2012
Dullahan Voted Horse of 2012 Meeting
Dullahan, who shipped in from Churchill Downs for Donegal Racing Inc. and trainer Dale Romans to win Del Mar’s $1 million Pacific Classic, was named Horse of the Meeting for 2012 by vote of the media.
Ridden by Joel Rosario , Dullahan, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Even The Score, prevailed over favored Game On Dude, the No. 1 handicap horse in the country, by a half-length in Polytrack record time of 1:59.54 for 1 ¼ miles. Dullahan was also voted top 3-year-old of the meeting.
Acclamation, the 2011 Horse of the Meeting, was voted top grass horse and older horse. Other division champions were Include Me Out (Older filly/mare), Lady of Shamrock (3-year-old filly) and Rolling Fog, 2-year-old.
Horse of the Meet - Dullahan
Top older Horse - Acclamation
Top older filly or mare - Include Me Out
Top sprinter - Amazombie
Top grass horse - Acclamation
Top 3-year-old filly - Lady of Shamrock
Top 3-year-old - Dullahan
Top 2-year-old filly - Executiveprivilege
Top 2-year-old - Rolling Fog
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