It was a memorable 2018 in the sport of kings and who better to break it down than TVG analyst Britney Eurton as she joins the Paddock Pass with Brian Mariano.

Justify became the second Triple Crown winner in four years and the first since Apollo in 1882 to win the Derby without racing as a 2-year old. It was the second Triple Crown for trainer Bob Baffert, who always seems to be in the discussion when it comes to Triple Crown-caliber horses and that will continue in 2019.

We also witnessed Accelerate win five Grade I races in 2018 including the first Breeders Cup victory in the Classic for trainer John Sadler. Accelerate won 6 of 7 races in 2018 and won every race at the Classic distance of a Mile and a quarter. Who had the better season and deserves horse of the year?

What about the eclipse award for best trainer? Mechanicville native Chad Brown has won the award for the last two years and looks to have a strong case for a third. Brown has a winning percentage of 27% and over 27 million in earnings in 2018. Brown also won 46 graded stakes races, compiling $17 million in earnings including his fourth win in the Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

Bob Baffert continues to win at a high level with his young horses. Highlighted by the Triple Crown winner Justify, Baffert won 4 graded stakes with only 9 starters for two-year-olds. His earnings of over $1.6 million led the nation.

We will discuss that and so much more with TVG's Britney Eurton, check out the interview above!


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