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Calipsean Din Uruguay 2006 Horse-Of-Year
Uruguayan Stud Book officials named Haras La Horqueta home-bred Calipsean Din (Great Dim-Calipsean Foss, by Full Toss) as Uruguay's 2006 Horse-Of-The-Year & champion 3YO male after winning last season's Gr1 Gran Premio Nacional (Uruguayan Derby) reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Calipsean Din won 4 of 7 starts as a 2YO & 3YO (plus runner-ups in both 2006's Gr1 Uruguayan 2000 Guineas & Gr1 Gran Premio Jockey Club, the opening 2 legs of the 3YO triple Crown). Other Uruguayan champions include: Naipe Marcado (by Timber 'O) 2YO male & sprinter; Necessaire (by Bright Again) champion older mare for the 2nd year; Ade Hear (by Hearty) 2YO filly; Florista Gg (by Gulpha Gorge) 3YO filly; Major Leader (by Mutakddim) champion miler; Potri Flash (by Potridoon) champion older horse; Mision Parade (by Parade Marshal) champion stayer; Robin des Pins (by Nureyev) leading sire for the 3rd straight year.