Saturday night’s 45th Annual Eclipse Awards Presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, produced by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), is made possible thanks to the support of 16 sponsors and partners. In addition to its three returning presenting sponsors, The Eclipse Awards is supported by official partners Brook Ledge Horse Transportation, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA), Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Pharmacy, Hallway Feeds, H.E. Tex Sutton Forwarding Company, Jackson Family Wines, Keeneland, the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, Racetrack Television Network (RTN), Tito’s Handmade Vodka, ThoroFan and Xpressbet.
The Eclipse Awards will be held for the fourth consecutive year at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
“We are deeply appreciative for the support of so many organizations,” said Alex Waldrop, President and CEO of the NTRA. “In particular, we thank the Keeneland Association for once again graciously supporting the Eclipse Awards After Party.”
The official Eclipse Awards After Party, Presented by Keeneland with support from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Jackson Family Wines, will take place immediately following Saturday night’s ceremony at Frankey’s Sports Bar in The Village at Gulfstream Park.
Xpressbet.com and DRF.com will provide coverage of the event via free live streams Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. The program will also be available on the DISH Network courtesy of RTN.
Less than 20 tickets to the Eclipse Awards remain and are available for $400 each. The ticket is good for admission to parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The 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, 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.