Celebrating the Best of Horse Racing: Results of ABR's Inaugural Fan Choice Awards

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On Dec. 19, America’s Best Racing presented the results of its first Fan Choice Awards online at www.americasbestracing.net and on Fox Sports 2. The awards, voted on by horse racing devotees, recognize the best equine and human athletes in the sport for 2019, top media personalities and moments, and popular venues and food/drink offerings from North American racing.

Watch the awards ceremony hosted by Tabitha Lipkin and Bram Weinstein below and check out the winners in each category:

List of Winners

Eclipse Sportswire

Secretariat “Vox Populi” Horse of 2019

Bricks and Mortar


Eclipse Sportswire

Best Race of 2019

Longines Breeders' Cup Turf


Eclipse Sportswire

Best Jockey of 2019

Irad Ortiz Jr.


Eclipse Sportswire

Best Trainer of 2019

Chad Brown


Eclipse Sportswire

Best Racetrack for Bettors

Saratoga Race Course


Eclipse Sportswire

Best Racetrack to Watch a Race

Saratoga Race Course


Best Racetrack Food

Hattie’s Chicken, Saratoga Race Course


Eclipse Sportswire

Best Racetrack Cocktail

Mint Julep, Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs


Eclipse Sportswire

Best Racing Fashion Event

Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs


Best Racing Radio Show or Podcast

At the Races with Steve Byk


Justin Sudberry

Best Racing Analyst

Britney Eurton, NBC Sports/TVG


Best Race Call

Larry Collmus, Personal Ensign Stakes

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