Vox Populi Award ‘Born Of The Heart And Not The Statistical Sheet’

“If racing is going to capture the imagination of the public in years to come, it will (be) because of the horses that touch the heart,” writes Steve Haskin in his blog at bloodhorse.com.

Penny Chenery created the Vox Populi Award in 2010 to acknowledge a horse whose “popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport.” Haskin writes that the award has become a measure of what the fans of Thoroughbred racing will remember in the coming years, what they are inspired by; the 80-year-old rags-to-riches story of Seabiscuit is a classic example of what a Vox Populi winner is all about.

“It strips away records, final times, and other statistics and cuts deep into the core of what Thoroughbred racing is all about – dreams,” Haskin wrote. “The Vox Populi Award in years to come may have a more profound effect on the Sport of Kings than the Horse of the Year title, simply because this is not an award of kings. It is the common folks’ award that is born of the heart and not the statistical sheet. And it is the heart that endures, just as it has for Seabiscuit for nearly 80 years.”

Read more at bloodhorse.com.

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