Horse of the Year - Final Arguments

The 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra, winner of all eight of her starts in 2009, including the Preakness Stakes, and the 5-year old mare Zenyatta, who won all five of her races last year and culminated her undefeated career by becoming the first female to win the Breeders' Cup Classic, are the only two candidates for Horse of the Year. They were the only two horses to receive votes in the Horse of the Year category.  
Race for Horse of the Year
Race For Horse of the YearView Slideshow

Winners in all categories will be announced at the 39th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, to be held Jan. 18, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

With less than a week away before the winner is crowned, we're giving Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta fans a final opportunity to state their case. Here are the guidelines:

  • ONE post per user

  • We're asking you to post the reasons why your horse should be crowned Horse of the Year. Do not condemn the other horse or list the reasons why a particular horse should NOT be named Horse Of the Year.

Please be cordial and have some fun with this! We're also starting from scratch with a new poll, so be sure to place your vote below (please note: only one vote per IP address will be allowed).



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