The American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
is an American Thoroughbred horse racing
honor awarded annually to a female horse
in Thoroughbred flat racing
. It became part of the Eclipse Awards
program in 1971.
The formal award originated in 1936 when the Daily Racing Form
(DRF) began naming an annual champion. Starting in 1950, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) began naming its own champion. The following list provides the name of the horses chosen by both of these organizations. Whenever there were different champions named, the horses are listed with the one chosen as champion by the Daily Racing Form
noted with the letter (D) and the one chosen by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations by the letter (T).
The Daily Racing Form
, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, and the National Turf Writers Association all joined forces in 1971 to create the Eclipse Award program.
Though all of these fillies were spectacular, there was and still is one that stands above and beyond, not just 3 year old fillies, but all female racehorses, and that filly was and still is considered to be the fastest female racehorse, and greatest female racehorse, the true queen of the king of sports, the queen of it all, Ruffian
, Ruffian only ever lived to the age of 3, won all her 1st 10 starts, won her maiden in world record smashing time and by 15 lengths, captured the filly triple crown, in 1975 she was the only undefeated 3 year old across the U.S, she was only ever whipped in one race, and only... Read More