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Eddington and Benchmark have 2013 Eclipse Award Finalists

Eddington and Benchmark have 2013 Eclipse Award Finalists

Ramona, CA (January 9, 2014). According to Daily Racing Form columnist,
Jay Privman, the Eclipse Award for male sprinter “is a close call” between
Benchmark’s Points Offthebench, a two-time Grade 1 winner who died in
his final work for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and the Eddington 4-year-old
Secret Circle, who won the BC Sprint as the 5-2 favorite in his second start
following an 18-month layoff.
Undefeated at distances of six furlongs or less, Secret Circle has never finished
worse than second in nine career starts. He earned $859,800 for his two victories
in as many starts in 2013 and increased his lifetime bankroll to almost $1.9
million.
Points Offthebench is the second California-bred Eclipse Award finalist for
Benchmark whose 3-year-old Idiot Proof was among the 2007 finalists in the
male sprinter category.
Ballena Vista sire Tribal Rule also has a close connection to the 2013 Eclipse
Awards as his full sister Common Hope is the dam of the Two-Year-Old Male
finalist, Shared Belief.