Unlike last year, when Horse of the Year was a hotly-debated topic until Justify was ultimately named the 2019 Eclipse Award winner, several of the 2019 year-end honors seem like mortal locks. Still, not every category has a surefire winner.

The finalists were recently announced, and although we weren’t asked to vote, here is how each member of the Racing Dudes writing team would have cast his ballot:

 Jared WelchAaron HaltermanMike "Slim" SpectorCurtis "Magic" KallewardMike SomichBrandon "B$" BauerRicky PasternakRacingDudes.com Consensus
Horse of the YearBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and MortarMitoleBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and Mortar
Two-Year-Old MaleStorm the CourtStructorStructorStructorStructorStructorStorm the CourtStructor
Two-Year-Old FemaleBritish IdiomBritish IdiomBritish IdiomBritish IdiomBritish IdiomBritish IdiomBritish IdiomBritish Idiom
Three-Year-Old MaleMaximum SecurityMaximum SecurityCode of HonorMaximum SecurityMaximum SecurityMaximum SecurityCode of HonorMaximum Security
Three-Year-Old FemaleCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefe
Older Dirt MaleMitoleMitoleMitoleMitoleVino RossoMitoleMitoleMitole
Older Dirt FemaleMidnight BisouMidnight BisouMidnight BisouMidnight BisouMidnight BisouMidnight BisouMidnight BisouMidnight Bisou
Male SprinterMitoleMitoleMitoleMitoleMitoleMitoleMitoleMitole
Female SprinterCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefeCovfefe
Male Turf HorseBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and MortarBricks and Mortar
Female Turf HorseUniSistercharlieUniGot StormyUniUniSistercharlieUni
OwnerKlaravich Stables and William LawrenceKlaravich Stables and William LawrenceKlaravich Stables and William LawrenceGary BarberKlaravich Stables and William LawrenceKlaravich Stables and William LawrenceKlaravich Stables and William LawrenceKlaravich Stables and William Lawrence
BreederCalumet FarmGodolphinCalumet FarmGodolphinGodolphinCalumet FarmCalumet FarmCalumet Farm
TrainerChad BrownChad BrownChad BrownChad BrownChad BrownChad BrownChad BrownChad Brown
JockeyIrad Ortiz, Jr.Jose OrtizIrad Ortiz, Jr.Irad Ortiz, Jr.Irad Ortiz, Jr.Irad Ortiz, Jr.Irad Ortiz, Jr.Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Apprentice JockeyKazushi KimuraAngel DiazKazushi KimuraKazushi KimuraAngel DiazJulio CorreaKazushi KimuraKazushi Kimura

(note: Aaron would have voted for Karl Broberg [Trainer] and Endzone Athletics [Owner] if given the chance)

Did we get it right? Who did we miss? Let us know in the Comments section below or on Twitter! You can follow each of us at @racing_dudes, @SaratogaSlim, @CurtisKalleward@Somobomb18, @BbauerRacing, and @RickyP_15.

The 49th Annual Eclipse Awards will be held at Gulfstream Park on January 23, 2020.