Thoroughbred Racing

 
         === Nominees announced for Secretariat 'Vox Populi' Award ===
 
 Louisville,  KY (Sports  Network) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner
 I'll  Have Another is among the nominees for the third annual Secretariat 'Vox
 Populi' Award.
 
 The  Secretariat 'Vox  Populi,' or "Voice of  the People," Award is given to a
 horse  "whose  popularity  and  racing  excellence  best  resounded  with  the
 American public and gained recognition for thoroughbred racing."
 
 Penny Chenery, who owned and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner and two-time Horse
 of the Year Secretariat, created the award two years ago.
 
 Joining I'll Have Another as nominees are Frankel, Europe's undefeated Cartier
 Horse  of  the Year; Royal Delta,  who captured a second consecutive Breeders'
 Cup  Ladies'  Classic in November;  Shanghai Bobby, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile
 champ  who finished the year undefeated in five starts and Wise Dan, winner of
 the Breeders' Cup Mile. .
 
 "This  year's contest will be especially interesting because our committee and
 our  fans will be  choosing our winner from such a variety of contenders, each
 with  a  unique background  and career path,"  Mrs. Chenery said. "Recognizing
 excellence  in  performance  and  individual contribution  to  racing  ideally
 transcends our differences and unites us in the goal of furthering the sport."
 
 The  award  winner  will  be  determined through  online  voting  as  well  as
 consensus  from the 'Vox Populi' Committee and input from Mrs. Chenery. Voting
 online continues through Sunday, Dec. 23 and the award presentation to be held
 on Saturday, Dec. 29 at Santa Anita Park.
 
 Zenyatta  received  the first Secretariat 'Vox  Populi' Award in 2010 and last
 year's recipient was Rapid Redux, who retired with 22 consecutive wins.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/04 10:47:10 ET

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