American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly

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The American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly is an American Thoroughbred horse racing honor awarded annually to a female horse in Thoroughbred flat racing. It became part of the Eclipse Awards program in 1971.

The award originated in 1936 when both the Daily Racing Form (DRF) and Turf and Sports Digest (TSD) magazine began naming an annual champion. Starting in 1950, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) began naming its own champion. The following list provides the name of the horses chosen by both of these organizations. There were several disagreements, with more than one champion being recognized on seven occasions.

The Daily Racing Form, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, and the National Turf Writers Association all joined forces in 1971 to create the Eclipse Award. In 1978, the voting resulted in a tie between two fillies.

Champions prior to 1936 were selected retrospectively by a panel of experts as published by The Blood-Horse magazine. These awards included several joint-winners.

Honorees[edit]

Eclipse Awards[edit]

Year
Horse
Trainer
Owner
2013 She's a Tiger Jeff Bonde Mark Dedomenico, Allen J Aldrich et al.
2012 Beholder Richard E. Mandella Spendthrift Farm
2011 My Miss Aurelia Steve Asmussen Stonestreet Stables
2010 Awesome Feather Stanley Gold Jacks or Better Farms Inc
2009 She Be Wild Wayne M. Catalano Nancy Mazzoni
2008 Stardom Bound Christopher Paasch IEAH Stables & Charles Cono
2007 Indian Blessing Bob Baffert Patti & Hal J. Earnhardt III
2006 Dreaming of Anna Wayne M. Catalano Frank C. Calabrese
2005 Folklore D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis
2004 Sweet Catomine Julio C. Canani Pam & Martin Wygod
2003 Halfbridled Richard E. Mandella Wertheimer et Frere
2002 Storm Flag Flying Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps
2001 Tempera Eoin G. Harty Godolphin Racing
2000 Caressing David R. Vance Carl F. Pollard
1999 Chilukki Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable
1998 Silverbulletday Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram
1997 Countess Diana Patrick B. Byrne M/M D. Propson, M/M R. Kaster, et al.
1996 Storm Song Nick Zito Dogwood Stable
1995 Golden Attraction D. Wayne Lukas William T. Young
1994 Flanders D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm
1993 Phone Chatter Richard E. Mandella Herman Sarkowsky
1992 Eliza Alex L. Hassinger, Jr. Allen E. Paulson
1991 Pleasant Stage Chris Speckert Buckland Farm
1990 Meadow Star LeRoy Jolley Carl Icahn
1989 Go for Wand William Badgett, Jr. Christiana Stable
1988 Open Mind D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein
1987 Epitome Philip M. Hauswald John A. Bell III
1986 Brave Raj Melvin F. Stute Dolly Green
1985 Family Style D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein
1984 Outstandingly Pancho Martin Harbor View Farm
1983 Althea D. Wayne Lukas Aykroyd, Alexander, & Groves
1982 Landaluce D. Wayne Lukas Barry A. Beal & Lloyd R. French, Jr.
1981 Before Dawn John M. Veitch Lucille P. Markey
1980 Heavenly Cause Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm
1979 Smart Angle Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm
1978 Candy Éclair (tie) S. Allen King Adele W. Paxson
1978 It's In The Air (tie) Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm
1977 Lakeville Miss Jose A. Martin Randolph Weinsier
1976 Sensational Woody Stephens Mill House Stable
1975 Dearly Precious Stephen A. DiMauro Richard E. Bailey
1974 Ruffian Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Stuart & Barbara Janney
1973 Talking Picture John P. Campo Maxwell H. Gluck
1972 La Prevoyante Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Lévesque
1971 Numbered Account Roger Laurin Ogden Phipps

Daily Racing Form, Turf & Sport Digest and Thoroughbred Racing Association Awards[edit]

Year
Horse
Trainer
Owner
1970 Forward Gal Warren A. Croll, Jr. Abraham I. Savin
1969 Fast Attack (DRF) Harry Wells Hal-Bar Ranch
1969 Tudor Queen (TRA) Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms
1968 Gallant Bloom (DRF)[1] Max Hirsch Robert J. Kelberg, Jr.
1968 Process Shot (TRA) (TSD)[2] John B. Bond M/M Sonny Werblin
1967 Queen of the Stage Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps
1966 Regal Gleam Hirsch Jacobs Patrice Jacobs
1965 Moccasin Harry Trotsek Claiborne Farm
1964 Queen Empress William C. Winfrey Wheatley Stable
1963 Tosmah (DRF) (TSD) Joe Mergler Anthony Imbesi
1963 Castle Forbes (TRA)[3] William C. Winfrey Wheatley Stable
1962 Smart Deb (DRF)[4] (TRA)[5] Arnold N. Winick Marion Reineman
1962 Affectionately (TSD)[6] Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs
1961 Cicada Casey Hayes Meadow Stable
1960 Bowl of Flowers J. Elliott Burch Brookmeade Stable
1959 My Dear Girl Melvin Calvert Frances A. Genter
1958 Quill Lucien Laurin Reginald N. Webster
1957 Idun Sherrill W. Ward Mrs. Charles U. Bay
1956 Leallah (DRF) (TSD) MacKenzie Miller Charlton Clay
1956 Romanita (TRA)[7] Frankie Sanders Reverie Knoll Farm
1955 Doubledogdare (TSD)[8] (DRF) Moody Jolley Claiborne Farm
1955 Nasrina (TRA)[8] Edward A. Christmas Howell E. Jackson III
1954 High Voltage James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable
1953 Evening Out Bert Mulholland George D. Widener, Jr.
1952 Sweet Patootie H. H. "Pete" Battle Mrs. E. Dale Shaffer
1951 Rose Jet Willie Booth Maine Chance Farm
1950 Aunt Jinny Duval A. Headley Duval A. Headley

Daily Racing Form and Turf & Sport Digest Awards[edit]

Year
Horse
Trainer
Owner
1949 Bed o' Roses William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II
1948 Myrtle Charm James W. Smith Maine Chance Farm
1947 Bewitch Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm
1946 First Flight Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney
1945 Beaugay Tom Smith Maine Chance Farm
1944 Busher James W. Smith Edward R. Bradley
1943 Durazna (DRF) John M. Goode Brownell Combs
1943 Twilight Tear (TSD)[9] Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm
1942 Askmenow Kenneth Osborne Hal Price Headley
1941 Petrify A. Holberg Alfred G. Vanderbilt II
1940 Level Best not found Crispin Oglebay
1939 Now What Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II
1938 Incoselda Ben A. Jones Woolford Farm
1937 Jacola Selby L. Burch Nancy Carr Friendly
1936 Apogee Duval A. Headley Hal Price Headley

Informal and retrospective awards[edit]

Year
Horse
Trainer
Owner
1935 Forever Yours Robert McGarvey Milky Way Farm
1934 Nellie Flag Bert B. Williams Calumet Farm
1933 Mata Hari Clyde Van Dusen Dixiana Farm
1933 Bazaar Henry J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley
1932 Happy Gal James Fitzsimmons Belair Stud
1931 Top Flight Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney
1930 Baba Kenny Henry J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley
1929 Alcibiades Walter W. Taylor Hal Price Headley
1928 Current Jack Baker Robert Sterling Clark
1927 Anita Peabody Bert S. Michell Fannie Hertz
1926 Fair Star Carl Utz William duPont, Jr.
1925 Friar's Carse Gwyn R. Tompkins Glen Riddle Farm
1924 Mother Goose Fred Hopkins Harry Payne Whitney
1924 Maud Muller Fred Hopkins Harry Payne Whitney
1923 Fluvanna Max Hirsch Cary T. Grayson
1922 Sally's Alley Eugene Wayland Willis Sharpe Kilmer
1921 Startle John I. Smith Herbert H. Hewitt
1920 Careful Eugene Wayland Walter J. Salmon, Sr.
1920 Prudery James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney
1919 Constancy H. Guy Bedwell J. K. L. Ross
1919 Miss Jemima Charles E. Rowe Charles E. Rowe
1918 Elfin Queen William H. Karrick Harry K. Knapp
1917 Rosie O'Grady James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney
1916 Koh-i-Noor William H. Karrick Schuyler L. Parsons
1915 Puss in Boots John Murphy Foxhall P. Keene
1914 Regret James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney
1913 Southern Maid John Nixon Robert T. Davies
1912 Gowell not found Jack T. Weaver
1911 Moisant Albert Simons Albert Simons
1910 Bashti Thomas Welsh Newcastle Stable
1909 Ocean Bound French Brooks Woodford Clay
1908 Maskette James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene
1907 Stamina John W. Rogers Harry Payne Whitney
1906 Court Dress James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene
1905 Perverse John W. Rogers Harry Payne Whitney
1904 Artful John W. Rogers Herman B. Duryea
1904 Tanya John W. Rogers Herman B. Duryea
1903 Hamburg Belle A. Jack Joyner Sydney Paget
1902 Eugenia Burch Jim McLaughlin Mrs. L. Curtis
1901 Blue Girl John W. Rogers William C. Whitney
1901 Endurance By Right John F. Schorr John W. Schorr
1900 none selected n/a n/a
1899 none selected n/a n/a
1898 none selected n/a n/a
1897 L'Alouette James G. Rowe, Sr. L. S. Thompson & W. P. Thompson
1896 Cleophus Hardy Campbell, Jr. Michael F. Dwyer
1895 none selected n/a n/a
1894 The Butterflies John J. Hyland David Gideon & John Daly
1893 none selected n/a n/a
1892 Lady Violet A. Jack Joyner August Belmont, Jr.
1891 Yorkville Belle Matthew M. Allen Frank A. Ehret
1890 Sallie McClelland Byron McClelland Byron McClelland
1890 La Tosca James G. Rowe, Sr. August Belmont
1899 none selected n/a n/a
1888 none selected n/a n/a
1887 Los Angeles Robert E. Campbell E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin

References[edit]

References[edit]

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