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Wise Dan in an Eclipse Award Sweep

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I agree that W.D. is very good, but to sweep all three catagories was a surprise, Little Mike did what no Americcan horse has done on the Turf in quite some time and deserved some recognition, but once again those that have the power to vote never seem to not surprise us, maybe it's time they change the way the voting is done the same way they changed how to qualifiy for the K.D.. I also want to give a shout out to Fort Larned who should have been Older Male but then again who am I. that is left to those that seem to struggle with the opportunity they are given to cast a vote with some meaning and seem to struggle with the task at hand. Time for "Out with the old and in with the new" Fresh eyes are needed and those that no longer get excited with their opportunity to cast a meaning full vote seem to not put as much into their thought process based on the past few years and the strange winner's of Eclipes Awards that leave alot of us saying Hmmmm..........
Eclipse voters look for several things CONSISTENCY, CLASS, ADAPTATION, and taking on all comers. They ACTUALLY applaud a horse taking on the best and NOT winning versus the new group of stakes winner who hide out in powder puff races.
I have always been a Wise Dan supporter, but I must admit, I was a little surprised with the ease in which he swept the evening.

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Despite growing up in a non-horse racing state, Ashley has been a fan of the sport since a young age. Her love for horse racing was fostered through the kids’ book series Thoroughbred by Joanna Campbell, and it was her love of reading and horses that led her to educate herself on the ins and outs of the sport. Since becoming actively involved in the industry just a few short years ago, Ashley has had the opportunity to meet many important players in the industry, attend the Eclipse Awards, see personal favorite Mucho Macho Man race twice in person, and get to personally meet and befriend many of the fantastic fans and horsemen involved in the sport.

 

Before joining Horse Racing Nation, Ashley created her own blog Wired with Ashley Paige. The idea to venture into the world of blogging came to her when she realized that she had much to say about horse racing and no one to say it to at the time. Ashley began her time with Horse Racing Nation blogging as The Florida Filly. Using that moniker, she mainly covered racing in South Florida but also blogged about nationwide racing, industry issues, and from time to time offered her opinion on how various changes could be beneficial to the industry as a whole. A move north to New Hampshire began both a new chapter in both Ashley's personal life and professional life. She currently pens the new From Coast to Coast blog for HRN, which is simply a revamped version of The Florida Filly. Don't let the new look and name change fool you, though. Ashley still brings to the table the same great coverage as From Coast to Coast as she did for The Florida Filly. Ashley also participates as a voter in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Polls.

 

An alumni of Macon State College, Ashley is from Central Georgia but is currently living in New Hampshire with her husband Chris and their two sons Charlie and Michael. A stay-at-home mom, Ashley juggles parenting with blogging and her other passions. Aside from horse racing, Ashley is a fervent football fan, enjoys reading and studying history, and hopes to someday author a historical work covering the Tudor period as well as biographies of horse racing’s stars, equine and human alike.