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WHAT HORSE HOLDS THE RECORD FOR TITLE OF HORSE OF THE YEAR?

WHAT HORSE HOLDS THE RECORD FOR TITLE OF HORSE OF THE YEAR?
12/13/2019

The Horse of the Year has taken three different forms since its inception in 1936. I began as an award put out by the Daily Racing Form and the Turf and Sport Digest from 1936 to 1949. The Thoroughbred Racing Association joined that duo in 1950 and continued with it to 1970. In 1970 it became the Eclipse Awards and has remained such to this day. Many great horses have been acknowledged as the best horse in a year a number of times. The one who holds the record of being awarded the status of best horse of a year five times was the great Kelso. He took that title consecutive years from 1960 to 1964. He is on the list of the top 100 horses in the 20th Century. On that list he finished 4th only surpassed by Man O War (1), Secretariat (2) and Citation (3).