English Channel wins Eclipse

English Channel, winner of the Virginia Derby (Grade II) and Colonial Turf Cup (Gr. III) at Colonial Downs in 2005, was named male turf horse of the year for 2007 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association at the Eclipse Awards last week in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 6-year-old, which won the Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr. I) by seven lengths in October at Monmouth Park, will commence his stud career this season at Hurricane Hall near Lexington, Ky.
(Photo by Jeff Coady)