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Filly Havre de Grace beats boys again, wins Horse of the Year at Eclipse Awards

01/16/2012 09:11 EST | Updated 03/17/2012 05:12 EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Filly Havre de Grace has beaten the boys again, winning Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards and becoming the third consecutive female to receive the honour.

Havre de Grace joins Zenyatta in 2010 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009 as one of six females to earn thoroughbred racing's top award. Havre de Grace was honoured earlier Monday night with the older female trophy. She is owned by Rick Porter, trained by Larry Jones and ridden by Ramon Dominguez, who earned jockey of the year. Havre de Grace is in training at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas in preparation for a four-year-old campaign this year.

Kentucky Derby champion Animal Kingdom earned three-year-old male honours at the Eclipse Awards, honouring the top horses and humans of 2011 in racing.

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