Darley sires have again played a key role at the Eclipse Awards ceremony. To the surprise of none of the many distinguished guests present at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in California, Darley was represented by three award winners, with Elusive Quality, Cherokee Run, and Singspiel responsible for Maryfield, War Pass and Lahudood respectively.
Maryfield was rewarded for her outstanding victories in the G1 Ballerina Stakes and the inaugural running of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, which she won in emphatic style at Monmouth Park in October of last year (pictured). Named Champion Female Sprinter, her Eclipse award tops off a magnificent racing career that saw her win on eight occasions and amass over US$1.3 million in prizemoney. She was the fourth individual G1 winner for Elusive Quality, who is also sire of Sires' Produce Stakes victrix Camarilla.
Fellow Breeders' Cup winner Lahudood (Singspiel) took the Female Turf Horse Award, whilst War Pass (by Darley America stallion Cherokee Run) was named Champion Two-Year-Old Male