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Top Horse Racing Moments For 2011 - What's Your Pick?

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Every racing season has its share of moments that are forever etched in the minds of racing fans. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is asking fans to select from several of this year's greatest memories in the 2011 “NTRA Moment of the Year.”

According to the NTRA, selections for the contest were made to “illustrate a wide range of human emotions and achievements as well as outstanding displays of equine athleticism.”

Fans can vote for the “NTRA Moment of the Year” on the organizations web site at www.ntra.com. The winner will be recognized at the Eclipse Awards Ceremony in Beverly Hills on Jan. 16. Additionally, voters that select the moment of the year will be placed in a random drawing with the winner receiving a $100 gift certificate to the NTRA.com Online Memorabilia Store.

"The NTRA Moment of the Year gives fans a voice and sense of ownership at the Eclipse Awards," said Keith Chamblin, NTRA senior vice president of communications and industry relations. "It allows them to salute the people, horses and memories that make our sport so appealing. We look forward to seeing which ...
... one of the many outstanding moments from 2011 they select as this year’s winner."

Below are the images and events from this year that fans can choose from. What's your pick?

--Game on Dude and Chantal Sutherland win the Santa Anita Handicap after surviving a 12-minute stewards' inquiry.
--Rosie Napravnik becomes the first woman to win a Fair Grounds riding title.
--Uncle Mo suffers his first career defeat in the Wood Memorial, won by Toby's Corner.
--Animal Kingdom wins the Kentucky Derby
--Shackleford, despite appearing overly sweaty and jittery in the pre-race warmup, holds off Animal Kingdom to win the Preakness Stakes.
--Blind Luck edges Havre de Grace by a nose after a stretch-long battle in the Delaware Handicap.
--Caleb's Posse prevails over a defiant Uncle Mo in the King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga.
--Havre de Grace beats males in the Woodward Stakes
--Joseph O'Brien, the 18-year-old son of Ireland-based trainer Aidan O'Brien, wins the Breeders' Cup Turf aboard St. Nicholas Abbey to become the youngest winning jockey in the history of the World Championships.
--Goldikova is spurned in her attempt to win an unprecedented fourth consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile by 64-to-1 longshot Court Vision.
--Drosselmeyer and Mike Smith outduel Game on Dude and Chantal Sutherland, Smith's ex-girlfriend, to win the Breeders' Cup Classic . The win completed a Ladies' Classic-Classic double for trainer Bill Mott.
--Rapid Redux wins his 20th straight race to break the all-time North American record for consecutive wins.

Selections for the NTRA Moment of the Year must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 3.

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