The NTRA Moment of the Year has nominated their ten best moments in the year of horse racing, and are asking fans to rush to Twitter to cast their votes using a variety of hashtags. You can use your social media savvy to endorse your choice up untiL January 3rd, 2016. The winner will be announced at the annual ThoroFan Awards breakfast on January 15th, 2016 at Gulfstream Park.
To vote on the NTRA Moment of the Year, simply use one of the following hashtags and tweet the association at their Twitter page. You can vote for multiple moments, but are limited to just one vote per moment, meaning you can’t bombard just one particular NTRA Moment of the Year.
Cast your vote now by tweeting @NTRA on Twitter.
American Pharaoh assumes three of the nominations. You can vote on his Kentucky Derby victory (#APDerby), his Triple Crown win (#APTripleCrown) or his Breeders’ Cup Classic triumph which brought him the first ever Grand Slam (#APClassic).
The rest of the nominations for the NTRA Moment of the Year are as follows:
#TheChief—In honor of H.Allen Jenkins, who died of health complications at the age of 85. He was most notably the trainer of Secretariat, the greatest race horse of all time.
#BensCat—Ben’s Cat stormed past Bold Thunder down the stretch to win the Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico during Preakness Day, notching his 24th victory.
#HonorCode—In one of the biggest comebacks in racing this year, Honor Code stormed from a 20-length deficit to defeat Liam’s Map at Saratoga in August.
#Beholder—With the legendary Gary Steven in the saddle, Beholder beat the boys at Del Mar’s TVG Pacific Classic, becoming the first female to do so.
#JesssDream—There were lofty expectation’s for Jess’s Dream, who is the first foal out of Rachel Alexandra and Curlin. The three-year old made his debut in August at Saratoga and won in dramatic fashion, beating Securitiz and Godrevy.
#KeenIce—The only horse to hand American Pharaoh a loss this year was Keen Ice at the Travers Stakes. It was Keen Ice’s sole win of the season and was a major upset. Keen Ice held 16/1 odds as a longshot.
#Found—Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, Found outlasted Golden Horn who is the best race horse out of Europe and the second-best in the world, behind American Pharaoh. It was one of the biggest upsets of the year and took place during the richest stakes race on grass.