Nominees for 2013 Eclipse Awards are announced

Nominees for 2013 Eclipse Awards are announced
Gary Stevens celebrates aboard Mucho Macho Man after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2. Both are nominated for Eclipse Awards. (Matthew Stockman / Getty Images)

Horse of the Year candidates Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge and Wise Dan head the list of finalists for horse racing's 2013 Eclipse Awards, which were announced Wednesday.

The awards are voted on by members of the National Thoroughbred Racing Assn., the Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. The winners will be announced Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The nominees:

Horse of the year — Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge, Wise Dan
Two-year-old male — Havana, New Year's Day, Shared Belief
Two-year-old filly — Chriselliam, Ria Antonia, She's a Tiger
Three-year-old male — Orb, Palace Malice, Will Take Charge
Three-year-old filly — Beholder, Close Hatches, Princess of Sylmar
Older male — Game On Dude, Mucho Macho Man, Wise Dan
Older female — Joyful Victory, Royal Delta, Tiz Miz Sue
Male sprinter — Points Offthebench, Sahara Sky, Secret Circle
Female sprinter — Dance to Bristol, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection
Male turf horse — Magician, Point of Entry, Wise Dan
Female turf horse — Dank, Laughing, Mizdirection
Steeplechase horse — Divine Fortune, Gustavian, Italian Wedding
Owner — Juddmonte Farms, Midwest Thoroughbreds, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey
Breeder — Adena Springs, Morton Fink, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey
Trainer — Bob Baffert, Bill Mott, Todd Pletcher
Jockey — Javier Castellano, Joel Rosario, Gary Stevens
Apprentice jockey — Victor Carrasco, Manuel Franco, Edgard Zayas