View Full Version : Male handicap eclipse?

Nov. 8, 2009, 07:05 PM
Who the heck wins? Seems like a weak bunch this year. Did anyone win more than one Grade 1?

Nov. 8, 2009, 07:24 PM
I would have to think Gio Ponti gets the nod for best older male.

Nov. 8, 2009, 07:34 PM
Definitely the grass award, and I agree he probably IS the best older male dirt/synthetic horse, but he doesn't have a single win on the dirt this year. I think it would be hard to give it to him.

Nov. 8, 2009, 07:39 PM
Does a horse need to win on dirt to be named older male of the year, though? I'm not very familiar with the specs, so hopefully someone more knowledgeable will weigh in.

Nov. 9, 2009, 08:04 AM
Technically there are no requirements for any Eclipse. Gio Ponti never ran on dirt but he'll likely get older male as the "dirt" horses either skipped the BC or were creamed in it.
The division is so fragmented already and the addition of the synthetic surfaces makes it all the more confusing.