Flightline is one of three Eclipse Award finalists for champion male sprinter. He is undoubtedly the first-ever older horse to be an Eclipse finalist after just three races.
The other finalists are Aloha West, whose only stakes triumph came by a nose in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), and Jackie’s Warrior, who captured four Graded stakes during year, topped off by the Grade 1 Allen Jerkens at Saratoga.
The Eclipse Awards will be presented on February 10 at Santa Anita.
Next-race options for Flightline include the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (G2) run at seven furlongs on Saturday, March 5 at Santa Anita or the $500,000 Essex Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on March 19 at Oaklawn Park.