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    Default What is a Champion?

    I have googled different terms to figure out what is the criteria for the "champion" label in horse racing, no luck. Is it a subjective term that changes according to the source, or is there a definite type or number of races which must be won to earn the designation? What are the races/criteria?



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    Usually, in the US, it's an Eclipse award winner.
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    I have seen forum debates turn into cyber bloodbaths over whether a horse was "great" or not! To take it a step farther and label a horse a champion outside of an eclipse award is impossible to define.



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    And in Europe, annual free handicap highweights in their divisions are generally considered champions.



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