Re: Athlete Of The Year
The Associated Press Athlete Of the Year Award does consider (vote for) them Athletes.
My favorite Horse of all time (Zenyatta) finished as the runner up twice in the Women's category. In 2009 Serena Williams headed her for the win and in 2010 Lindsey Vonn nosed her for the win.
I would be surprised if this year the male category is not won by this Horse.