OK, so who’s the Eclipse Award-winning trainer this year? The usual
names – Baffert, Asmussen, Pletcher, or Mott, all of whom had terrific
years? Or perhaps Graham Motion or Dale Romans, who both had career
years and won classics? Before deciding, voters should pay close
attention to Aidan O’Brien, who could become the first foreign-based
trainer to take home the award, just as the Coolmore gang – Mrs. And
Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith, and Michael Tabor – could walk off
with the leading owner award.