Hansen wins at Eclipse Awards



BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Hansen won 2-year-old male honors at the Eclipse Awards, honoring the top horses and humans of 2011 in racing.

Hansen beat out Union Rags, winner of the Saratoga Special and Champagne and runner-up in the Juvenile, at the ceremony Monday night in Beverly Hills, Calif.

My Miss Aurelia, who won all four of her races, including the BC Juvenile Fillies, received 2-year-old filly honors. She is co-owned by Stonestreet Stables, the racing operation of Jess Jackson, who named the filly before he died of cancer last year.

Ireland-bred Cape Blanco earned male turf honors. He flew to the U.S. and won the Man o’ War, Arlington Million and Turf Classic Invitational for trainer Aidan O’Brien. France-bred Stacelita took the female turf award.