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From Sun staff reports | January 19, 2014
Victor Carrasco became the 10th Maryland-based rider to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice Saturday night. He received 172 first-place votes. Edgard Zayas was second with 18, followed by the third finalist, Manuel Franco, with 13. The 21-year-old ended the year as the leading apprentice in North America in both wins (215) and earnings ($4,357,715). From Nov. 13 through Dec. 31, he rode at least one winner in 24 of the 28 live racing days at Laurel Park, including 16 multiple-win afternoons.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 23, 2014
Thomas Voss, a top trainer of steeplechase and flat race horses, died suddenly at his Monkton farm on Tuesday. His family confirmed the death of Mr. Voss, who was 63. The cause was an apparent heart attack. "This is a great loss. We are all just stunned," said Maryanna Skowronski, a longtime friend of the Voss family, who is director of the Historical Society of Harford County. Though Mr. Voss trained both flat and steeplechase runners, his greatest success was with the latter.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | June 26, 1992
Billy Moorefield wants an Eclipse Award so badly, he is riding days at Pimlico Race Course and nights at Penn National.He is tied with Steve Hamilton as the leading apprentice at Pimlico, but said he heads the list at the Pennsylvania track. Through June 21, according to Daily Racing Form statistics, he is tied with J.A. Bracho as the nation's winningest apprentice.But such a hectic schedule almost cost him his life.Returning from Penn National last Saturday night, Moorefield, 23, fell asleep and drove off I-83 near Middletown Road in northern Baltimore County.
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Sports Digest | January 21, 2014
The 2014 Civil Rights Game will be played between the Houston Astros and the Orioles at Minute Maid Park on May 30, Major League Baseball announced Monday. The Civil Rights Game events pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans. Maya Angelou , Berry Gordy and Jim Brown will be honored at the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon during the game. Horse racing Carrasco winless in first journeyman outing Victor Carrasco rode as a journeyman for the first time Monday at Laurel Park, going winless with six mounts but finishing in the money three times.
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By Dale Austin | December 2, 1990
Jockey Craig Perret was in Pennsylvania on a hunting trip last week when his agent, Roger Sutton, began campaigning for a 1990 Eclipse Award.Sutton knows some of the habits of Eclipse Award voters. Many of those who vote -- Daily Racing Form employees, the nation's racing secretaries and members of the National Turf Writers Association -- pay close attention to the performances of the horses they vote for but never look past the top of the standings for jockeys, trainers and owners when casting their ballots for those awards.
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By TOM KEYSER and TOM KEYSER,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1999
Eclipse Award ballots were due Tuesday. Finalists were announced Thursday. Five represent Maryland. Reluctantly, I acknowledge not voting for any of them.My selections follow. I invite you to let me know yours, and I'll include them in a future column. (See box.)2-year-old fillyClearly the best, Silverbulletday won six of seven, including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.Finalists: Excellent Meeting, Silverbulletday.2-year-old colt or geldingAnswer Lively may not be the most talented, but in a year of no standouts he got my vote for winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 17, 1999
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. -- One week after launching his breeding career at a stud farm in Kentucky, Skip Away was named Horse of the Year for 1998 at the annual Eclipse Awards dinner last night at a posh beach resort just north of Miami Beach.Skip Away was the unanimous choice of the three voting groups despite losing his last two races. His first seven races last year clinched the coveted award. Skip Away won all seven, five of which were Grade I.Owned by Carolyn Hine, a native of Highlandtown, and trained by her husband Sonny, who labored for nearly three decades at Maryland tracks, Skip Away retired in November with earnings of $9,616,360, second only to Cigar's $9,999,815.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 23, 2014
Thomas Voss, a top trainer of steeplechase and flat race horses, died suddenly at his Monkton farm on Tuesday. His family confirmed the death of Mr. Voss, who was 63. The cause was an apparent heart attack. "This is a great loss. We are all just stunned," said Maryanna Skowronski, a longtime friend of the Voss family, who is director of the Historical Society of Harford County. Though Mr. Voss trained both flat and steeplechase runners, his greatest success was with the latter.
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December 12, 1998
An article in Tuesday's Sports section about the sale of thoroughbred horses incorrectly stated that Deputy Minister was the horse of the year in 1979. Affirmed had that honor. Deputy Minister won the Eclipse Award in 1981.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 12/12/98
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By New York Daily News | February 1, 1995
Based on his accomplishments -- a Breeders' Cup victory, a Champagne win, an Eclipse Award -- Timber Country should be a strong winter-book favorite for the Kentucky Derby. He's not. ,, That's how much respect is out there for Afternoon Deelites.Owned by Burt Bacharach, who apparently is a lot better at coming up with song lyrics than horses' names, Afternoon Deelites is 3-for-3, including an impressive 6 1/2 -length victory in the Hollywood Futurity.
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From Sun staff reports | January 19, 2014
King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday at Laurel Park. Leatherbury got win No. 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth. Three races later, Princess Appeal ($7.60) got up in the final jumps to allow the 80-year-old conditioner to move into sole possession of the spot with career victory No. 6,418. Apprentice Trevor McCarthy rode both winners. "It is great," Leatherbury said.
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From Sun staff reports | January 19, 2014
Victor Carrasco became the 10th Maryland-based rider to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice Saturday night. He received 172 first-place votes. Edgard Zayas was second with 18, followed by the third finalist, Manuel Franco, with 13. The 21-year-old ended the year as the leading apprentice in North America in both wins (215) and earnings ($4,357,715). From Nov. 13 through Dec. 31, he rode at least one winner in 24 of the 28 live racing days at Laurel Park, including 16 multiple-win afternoons.
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Sports Digest | January 9, 2014
Horse racing Carrasco, Dance to Bristol are finalists for Eclipse Awards Victor Carrasco was named a finalist for outstanding apprentice jockey when the 2013 Eclipse Awards nominees were announced Wednesday. Dance to Bristol, based at the Bowie Training Center, is a finalist in the female sprinter category. Winners will be announced Jan. 18. Carrasco led apprentice riders in victories (215) and earnings ($4,357,715) last year. Edgard Zayas (183 wins and $3,512,381 as an apprentice)
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Sports Digest | January 1, 2014
Et cetera McCarthy, McMahon best of 2013 at Md. tracks Trevor McCarthy and Hugh McMahon wrapped up titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions, respectively, at the major Maryland tracks with Tuesday's final card of the season at Laurel Park. McCarthy finished the year with 107 victories at Laurel and Pimlico Race Course , eight more than Sheldon Russell . The promising 19-year-old apprentice rider won four races at Laurel on Jan. 1 and ranked 12th in the nation with 69 wins in early April when he broke his left tibia during training at Laurel and missed five months, ruining his chance at the Eclipse Award for top apprentice jockey.
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From Sun news services | January 2, 2013
Jockey Rosie Napravnik (Hereford) closed out a career-best season Dec. 31, securing the highest spot ever for a female jockey on the North American leader board. Finishing the year with $12,451,713 in purse earnings and 193 wins with 191 seconds and 167 thirds in 1,200 starts, Napravnik finished eighth among the top jockeys in the nation in the year-end standings. Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone set the record in 1988 when she finished the year with a ninth-place finish. She finished ninth again in 1992, and the record stood for the past 20 years.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2012
Jazz Napravnik didn't even wait for her sister, Rosie, to get across the finish line. She saw the way the jockey was riding Believe You Can in the Kentucky Oaks, saw the horse stretch its legs down the final hundred yards under guidance from a nearly motionless rider, and she knew. "I just left my box, ran toward the winner's circle," Jazz Napravnik said. With her win in Kentucky, Rosie Napravnik, 24, pushed her name even further into the discussion of the country's top jockeys.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1997
For the second straight year, Cigar and his two-legged associates dominated voting for horse racing's most prestigious awards.In results announced yesterday, Cigar won the Eclipse Award for outstanding older horse, while awards also went to his owner, Allen E. Paulson; his trainer, Bill Mott, and his jockey, Jerry Bailey.Cigar's human connections also won last year, riding the back of the great Maryland-bred who thrilled the racing world by winning 16 races in a row.Although the 1996 Horse of the Year will not be announced until Feb. 4 at the Eclipse Awards dinner in Bal Harbour, Fla., Cigar is the odds-on favorite to win as he did in 1995.
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May 20, 1995
1. Itron* Horse: Is among the longest of the long shots. The colt has won nine of 14 starts, but most were in sprints at small or new tracks in Texas.* Owner: David Albert. Grew up in San Antonio very close to the Strauss family, which has been in racing for decades. He is a Dallas businessman who lives on his Quick Style Farm in Perrin, Texas. Served two years during World War II.* Trainer: Roy Frazier. Has been training horses mostly in Louisiana and Arkansas for 20 years. Broke into racing as a jockey at the age of 16. He opened Roy Frazier Stable in 1975.
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BY ALLAN VOUGHT | November 4, 2011
It's been an extraordinary year for Havre de Grace - the racehorse, not to be confused with the Harford County city of the same name where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay. There are plenty of folks who live in Havre de Grace the city, however, who no doubt will be rooting for Havre de Grace the horse Saturday evening around 7 p.m. when the filly goes postward in the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville....
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By From Sun staff reports | January 17, 2011
Forest Boyce, a graduate of Garrison Forest and the Maryland Institute College of Art, finished a distant second in the Eclipse Award voting for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. Omar Moreno won with 197 first-place votes, followed by Boyce with six and Freddy Lenclud with four. Boyce, based at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, ended her rookie season with 129 wins, 125 seconds and 109 thirds out of 757 mounts. Those finishes amounted to $2,065,984 in purse winnings.
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