Saturday night’s 46th 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 21 sponsors and partners.
In addition to its three returning presenting sponsors, the Eclipse Awards is supported by official partners ClearSpan Fabric Structures, Double R Manufacturing, FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips, Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA), Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Pharmacy, Hallway Feeds, H.E. Tex Sutton Forwarding Company, Indianos Tequila, Jackson Family Wines, Keeneland, LuxAir Jets, Red Brand Fence, Racetrack Television Network (RTN), Taylor Made Stallions, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is the official aftercare partner of the Eclipse Awards and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund also receives proceeds from Eclipse Awards Week events.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures, Indianos Tequila, LuxAir Jets and TOBA are all new to the Eclipse Awards roster of partners.
The Eclipse Awards will be held for the fifth consecutive year in the Sport of Kings Theatre 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, Indianos Tequila and Jackson Family Wines, will take place immediately following Saturday night’s ceremony at Frankey’s Sports Bar in The Village at Gulfstream Park.
TVG2 will provide live television coverage of the event Saturday starting at 8 p.m. ET. The event also will be available online via free live streams on XBTV.com, gulfstreampark.com and drf.com. In addition, NBCsports.com will pick up live coverage of the ceremony for the final few awards beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
Less than 20 tickets to the Eclipse Awards remain and are available for $425 each. The ticket is good for admission to parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. For tickets contact Casey Hamilton of the NTRA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.