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Dec 14, 2012

Voting begins for 2012 Moment of the Year

By: SPORTS NETWORK


New York, NY (Sports Network) - Voting has commenced for the 14th annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." A dozen important events during 2012 in thoroughbred racing can be voted on at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Web site, www.ntra.com.

"The NTRA Moment of the Year allows fans to salute the people, horses and memories that make our sport so compelling," said Keith Chamblin, NTRA Senior Vice President. "We look forward to seeing which one of the unforgettable moments from 2012 they select as this year's winner."

The last three winning 'Moments' were each year's Breeders' Cup Classic.

The winning selection will be honored at the Eclipse Award ceremony on Saturday, January 19 with the "NTRA Moment of the Year" award.

Here are the 12 nominated moments for 2012:

Rosie Napravnik becomes the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks, guiding Believe You Can to victory.

I'll Have Another and jockey Mario Gutierrez pull the upset from post 19 in the Kentucky Derby.

I'll Have Another runs down Bodemeister to win the Preakness by a neck.

On the eve of a highly anticipated Triple Crown bid, I'll Have Another is scratched from the Belmont Stakes.

For the first time since 1874, the Travers ends in a dead heat as Alpha and Golden Ticket hit the wire together.

Haskell winner Paynter overcomes deadly battles with laminitis and colitis and begins rehab for a possible 2013 campaign.

For the second straight year, Royal Delta wins the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic for trainer Bill Mott and jockey Mike Smith, who registers his record 16th Breeders' Cup riding win.

Groupie Doll trounces her opponents in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

Shanghai Bobby digs in under Rosie Napravnik to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and remain undefeated.

Wise Dan breaks the course record in capturing the Breeders' Cup Mile over an international field.

Fort Larned holds off Mucho Macho Man to take the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Shackleford ends his career on a winning note in the Clark Handicap.



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