Thoroughbred Racing

               === Voting begins for 2012 Moment of the Year ===
 New York, NY (Sports Network) - Voting has commenced for the 14th annual "NTRA
 Moment of the Year." A dozen important events during 2012 in thoroughbred
 racing can be voted on at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA)
 Web site,
 "The NTRA Moment of the Year allows fans to salute the people, horses and
 memories that make our sport so compelling," said Keith Chamblin, NTRA Senior
 Vice President. "We look forward to seeing which one of the unforgettable
 moments from 2012 they select as this year's winner."
 The last three winning 'Moments' were each year's Breeders' Cup Classic.
 The winning selection will  be honored  at the  Eclipse Award ceremony on
 Saturday, January 19 with the "NTRA Moment of the Year" award.
 Here are the 12 nominated moments for 2012:
 Rosie Napravnik becomes the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks,
 guiding Believe You Can to victory.
 I'll Have Another and jockey Mario Gutierrez pull the upset from post 19 in
 the Kentucky Derby.
 I'll Have Another runs down Bodemeister to win the Preakness by a neck.
 On the eve of a highly anticipated Triple Crown bid, I'll Have Another is
 scratched from the Belmont Stakes.
 For the first time since 1874, the Travers ends in a dead heat as Alpha and
 Golden Ticket hit the wire together.
 Haskell winner Paynter overcomes deadly battles with laminitis and colitis and
 begins rehab for a possible 2013 campaign.
 For the second straight year, Royal Delta wins the Breeders' Cup Ladies'
 Classic for trainer Bill Mott and jockey Mike Smith, who registers his record
 16th Breeders' Cup riding win.
 Groupie Doll trounces her opponents in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
 Shanghai Bobby digs in under Rosie Napravnik to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile
 and remain undefeated.
 Wise Dan breaks the course record in capturing the Breeders' Cup Mile over an
 international field.
 Fort Larned holds off Mucho Macho Man to take the Breeders' Cup Classic.
 Shackleford ends his career on a winning note in the Clark Handicap.
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