Mineshaft wins Horse of the Year; Funny Cide top 3-year-old
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Seven victories in nine starts made Mineshaft the easy choice for Horse of the Year. The four-year-old finished his career in style, winning the Suburban Handicap, Woodward and Jockey Club Gold Cup, before being retired because of an ankle injury.
Mineshaft, the son of 1992 Horse of the Year A.P. Indy, was also awarded the Older Male honor. He received 209 votes for Horse of the Year, easily outdistancing Congaree, who finished second with 11.
The three-year-old race was a tight one between
The two won't meet again because
Jerry Bailey, who rode
Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year, took the Eclipse Award for top older female.