Zenyatta heads Eclipse Award finalists

Published Jan. 6, 2011 1:10 p.m. ET

It's Zenyatta versus Blame one more time.

The superstar mare and the 4-year-old horse who ended her 19-race unbeaten streak in the Breeders' Cup Classic are among the finalists for the Eclipse Award's Horse of the Year.

Zenyatta, Blame and European star Goldikova are finalists for the award, which will be handed out on Jan. 17.

Zenyatta is considered a heavy favorite to win champion older female for the third straight year. Other finalists in that category include Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic winner Unrivaled Belle and Life At Ten.

Preakness champion Lookin At Lucky is among the finalists for 3-year-old champion. Wood Memorial winner Eskendereya and Secretariat Stakes winner Paddy O'Prado are the other finalists in that category.