The votes were as follows:
Rachel Alexandra with 8 votes
The Field with a whooping 1 vote
Zenyatta with a total of 75 votes which was weighted at 89% of the poll.
Congratulations Zenyatta! Hopefully the voters of the Eclipse Award will feel the same way as the readers!
The five year-old now retired Mare Zenyatta had an exceptional year. She was 5 for 5 racking up such wins as Grade I Lady's Secret and of course her most impressive win in the Breeders' Cup Classic against the best guys out there. Of course she also left the track with a perfect record and a total earnings of $5,474,580, over 3 million of which she won this past year. I don't know what else a horse needs to be named Horse of the Year, but I would think she has more than enough.
Good luck Zenyatta! We know you deserve the this win too!