“Horse racing already has established avenues to award outstanding accomplishments, and we certainly should honor superior performance. But achievement can be measured in many ways, and fans occasionally feel a disconnect when the horses who most impacted the public are not recognized through the traditional equine awards. The industry is long overdue in annually acknowledging the star horse who brings the most excitement and attention to the sport. It is my hope that the Secretariat “Vox Populi” Award will be an honor that reflects the heart and soul of racing and will help build upon the devotion the public has for a horse they love.”
~ Penny Chenery, 2010
Secretariat Vox Populi Award – On-line Voting Coming Soon
The Secretariat "Vox Populi" Award Trophy
In 2010, the great racemare Zenyatta was celebrated as the inaugural winner of the Secretariat “Vox Populi” Award. The tradition of naming America’s most popular race horse continues in 2011 and we encourage all race fans to cast their on-line selection for the winner at Secretariat.com beginning in early December. Public voting concludes on December 26 and the winner will be announced prior to the January 15, 2012 Secretariat Vox Populi Award presentation at Santa Anita Park.