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Wise Dan (Jon Court up) wins the Firecracker S. (G2) at Churchill 7.04.2011

Wise Dan: swept the board at American racing's Oscars with three awards

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Godolphin recognised at US Eclipse Awards

USA: Sheikh Mohammed and Godolphin enjoyed a night of huge success on Saturday in Florida when they landed three Eclipse Awards.

After winning seven Grade 1 races in 2013 from a select string, Godolphin were named outstanding US owner for the second time, having landed the award for the first time in 2009.

Godolphin filly Questing, a dual Grade 1 winner in the summer, was named champion three-year-old filly, while the Sheikh's Darley bloodstock operation was champion breeder.

Breeders' Cup Mile winner Wise Dan took American racing's foremost accolade when he was named Horse of the Year, becoming the first horse since John Henry in 1981 to win three awards in the same year as he was also named champion older horse and turf performer.

Eclipse Award winners

Horse of the year: Wise Dan

Older male: Wise Dan

Older female: Royal Delta

3yo male: I'll Have Another

3yo female: Questing

Turf male: Wise Dan

Turf female: Zagora

Sprinter: Trinniberg

Female sprinter: Groupie Doll

2yo male: Shanghai Bobby

2yo female: Beholder

Steeplechase: Pierrot Lunaire

Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

Trainer: Dale Romans

Owner: Godolphin

Breeder: Darley

Apprentice: Jose Montano

 
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