Horse Racing

Horse of the Year 2018 — Will In Charge

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Will In Charge , the Robert Pearson-conditioned chestnut horse, as expected was voted to wear the coveted and prestigious crown of Horse of the Year for his exploits during the 2018 racing season at Caymanas Park.

Bred by Adore The Gold out of the Meadow Flight mare Gem Lea, Will In Charge ended last season with five wins, one second-place finish and a fourth place from seven starts with earnings of $11,833,550.

Will In Charge's victories were in the Legal Light Trophy over 9 furlongs and 25 yards (1,820m) on April 21; the Chairman's Trophy over 7 1/2 furlongs (1,500m) on June 9; the Prime Minister Stakes over 10 furlongs (2,000m) on August 25; Gold Cup over 7 furlongs (1,400m) and the defining moment — the ultra-rich Diamond Mile over 8 furlongs (1,600m) on December 1.

The far-striding horse was also voted as champion local-bred horse, top four-year-old and upward stayer and overall champion stayer, top four-year-old and upward middle-distance performer and overall champion middle-distance performer.

The voting committee for Horse of the Year is comprised of 17 members of journalists and representatives of the promoting company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited.

First runner-up to the Horse of the Year was Wayne DaCosta's She's A Maneater, while Chace The Great, from the barn of Dwight Chen was the second runner-up to the Horse of the Year.

VOTING FOR HORSE-OF-THE-YEAR 2018

Most Improved Rider ONEIL SCOTT

Most Improved Trainer MICHAEL MARLOWE

TWO-YEAR-OLDS (SPRINTERS 3F - 6F)

Best 2-Y-O Female CORAZON

Best 2-Y-O Male STRANGER DANGER

Best 2-Y-O Sprinter STRANGER DANGER

TWO-YEAR-OLDS (MIDDLE DISTANCE PERFORMERS 6 1/2F - 8F)

Best 2-Y-O Female CORAZON

Best 2-Y-O Male RUN THATCHER RUN

Best 2-Y-O Middle

Distance Performer RUN THATCHER RUN

TWO-YEAR-OLDS (OVERALL CHAMPIONS)

Best 2-Y-O Female — CORAZON

Best 2-Y-O Male — STRANGER DANGER

Champion 2-Y-O — STRANGER DANGER

THREE-YEAR-OLDS (SPRINTERS 5F - 6F)

Best 3-Y-O Female NUCLEAR FLIGHT

Best 3-Y-O Male PEKING CRUZ

Best 3-Y-O Sprinter PEKING CRUZ

THREE-YEAR-OLDS (MIDDLE DISTANCE PERFORMERS 6 1/2F - 8F)

Best 3-Y-O Female HILLY'S HALO

Best 3-Y-O Male COMMANDER TWO

Best 3-Y-O Middle

Distance Performer COMMANDER TWO

THREE-YEAR-OLDS (STAYERS 8 1/2F & UP)

Best 3-Y-O Female FAYROUZ

Best 3-Y-O Male MARQUESAS

Best 3-Y-O Stayer MARQUESAS

THREE-YEAR-OLDS (OVERALL CHAMPIONS)

Best 3-Y-O Female FAYROUZ

Best 3-Y-O Male MARQUESAS

Champion 3-Y-O MARQUESAS

FOUR-YEAR-OLDS & UP (SPRINTERS 5F - 6F)

Best 4-Y-O & Up Female SHE'S A MANEATER

Best 4-Y-O & Up Male CHACE THE GREAT

Best 4-Y-O & Up Sprinter SHE'S A MANEATER

FOUR-YEAR-OLDS & UP(MIDDLE DIST. PERFORMERS 6 1/2F - 8F)

Best 4-Y-O & Up Female SHE'S A MANEATER

Best 4-Y-O & Up Male WILL IN CHARGE

Best 4-Y-O & Up

Middle Dist. Performer WILL IN CHARGE

FOUR-YEAR-OLDS & UP (STAYERS 8 1/2 F & UP)

Best 4-Y-O & Up Female SHE'S A MANEATER

Best 4-Y-O & Up Male WILL IN CHARGE

Best 4-Y-O & Up Stayer WILL IN CHARGE

FOUR-YEAR-OLDS & UP (OVERALL CHAMPIONS)

Best 4-Y-O & Up Female SHE'S A MANEATER

Best 4-Y-O & Up Male WILL IN CHARGE

Champion 4-Y-O & Up WILL IN CHARGE

CHAMPIONS (OVERALL)

Champion Local Bred WILL IN CHARGE

Champion Foreign-Bred STRANGER DANGER

Champion Sprinter SHE'S A MANEATER

Champion Middle

Distance Performer WILL IN CHARGE

Champion Stayer WILL IN CHARGE

Second Runner-Up to

Horse-of-the-Year CHACE THE GREAT

First Runner-Up to

Horse-of-the-Year SHE'S A MANEATER

Horse-of-the-Year 2018 WILL IN CHARGE


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