Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome has been voted the fifth annual Secretariat 'Vox Populi' Award. The winning horse was determined through online voting as well as consensus from the 'Vox Populi' Committee and input from Mrs. Penny Chenery who owned two-time Horse of the Year Secretariat.
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder has been examined and is fully recovered after spiking a fever in October that forced her to be withdrawn from defending her title in this year's Breeders' Cup Distaff.
Over the last 30 years, the winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile has been awarded the position as the early favorite for the following year's Kentucky Derby. Just one Juvenile champ, Street Sense, has accomplished the double victory.
Eight weeks after coming up short as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic, Eclipse Award winner Shared Belief will get back into the starting gate Friday in Santa Anita's opening day $300,000 Malibu Stakes.