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.

Amazombie, winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Handicap, was a unanimous choice as top sprinter and Executiveprivilege, winner of the Sorrento Stakes and the Grade I Del Mar Debutante, was a unanimous selection in the 2-year-old filly category.

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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