The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the National Turf Writers Association and Daily Racing Form announced the finalists in New York. The finalists, listed by category, are:
Two-Year-Old Male: First Samurai, Henny Hughes, Stevie Wonderboy
Two-Year-Old Female: Adieu, Folklore, Wild Fit
Three-Year-Old Male: Afleet Alex, Flower Alley, Giacomo
Three-Year-Old Female: Round Pond, Smuggler, Summerly
Older Male: Borrego, Rock Hard Ten, Saint Liam
Older Female: Ashado, Pleasant Home, Stellar Jayne
Sprinter: Lost in the Fog, Saratoga County, Silver Train
Male Turf Horse: Artie Schiller, Leroidesanimaux, Shirocco
Female Turf Horse: Cesario, Intercontinental, Megahertz
Steeplechase: Hirapour, McDynamo, Sur La Tete
Owner: Michael Gill, Live Oak Plantation, Melnyk Racing Stables Inc.
Breeder: Adena Springs, Edward P. Evans, Live Oak Stud
Apprentice Jockey: Channing Hill, Justin Stein, Emma-Jayne Wilson
NTRA Commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr. will present the Horse of the Year trophy at the 35th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony on Jan. 23 in Beverly Hills, Calif., which will be televised over the TVG cable channel.