Contacts: Jim Mulvihill, NTRA, 859-422-2663

Jim Gluckson, Eclipse Awards, 646-335-6835


LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 29, 2016) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that finalists for the 2016 Eclipse Awards will be revealed live on Thursday, January 5 at 11:15 a.m. ET from Gulfstream Park on and all racetrack outlets carrying the Gulfstream Park simulcast feed.

Finalists in 17 Equine and Human categories will be announced during a 30-minute program hosted by

Acacia Courtney and Gabby Gaudet, Gulfstream Park’s television hosts and analysts.

The Eclipse Awards, honoring excellence in Thoroughbred racing, are voted upon by the NTRA, NTWAB and Daily Racing Form.

Winners in all categories will be announced at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group on Saturday evening, January 21 at Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Tickets to the Eclipse Awards are available for $425 each. Dinner Tickets and Hotel Reservations at Turnberry Isle Miami or the Grand Beach Hotel can be made at

For additional information, please contact Casey Hamilton of the NTRA at

Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and foundation sire Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies. The Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Those awards are voted by NTRA, represented the North American racing secretaries and Equibase field personnel, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB). Eclipse Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing.