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2016 Media Eclipse Awards Guidelines

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Eclipse Awards

Established in 1971 and named after the great 18th-century racehorse and sire Eclipse, who was undefeated in 18 starts, the Eclipse Awards are presented annually to recognize Thoroughbred horses and individuals whose achievements have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories, and to members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing.

Those awards are voted by NTRA, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB). An Eclipse Award also is presented to the winner of the Daily Racing Form/National Handicapping Championship. Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing.

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January 21, 2017

Ticket and Event Information

Thoroughbred racing’s annual awards dinner with presentations for Horse of the Year, divisional champions, and outstanding horsemen and media.

Hotel Information

The NTRA has a group block of hotel rooms at the Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection located less than two miles from Aventura Mall, Gulfstream Park and Hollywood Beach.

Go to the link below to make your reservation at the Turnberry Isle Miami.  The rate is $330 plus resort fee and tax.

Turnberry Isle is a luxury resort that includes:

  • Four Restaurants and Two Poolside Bars
  • Golf Course
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Free Shuttle to a Private Beach and Aventura Mall
  • Lazy River and Two Outdoor Pools

CLICK HERE for Turnberry Isle Hotel Reservations

The 2016 Eclipse Awards finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

Horse of the Year: Arrogate, California Chrome, Songbird

Two-Year-Old Male: Classic Empire, Not This Time, Practical Joke

Two-Year-Old Filly: Champagne Room, Lady Aurelia, New Money Honey

Three-Year-Old Male: Arrogate, Exaggerator, Nyquist

Three-Year-Old Filly: Cathryn Sophia, Queen’s Trust (GB), Songbird

Older Dirt Male: California Chrome, Frosted, Lord Nelson

Older Dirt Female: Beholder, Cavorting, Stellar Wind

Male Sprinter: A.P. Indian, Drefong, Lord Nelson

Female Sprinter: Finest City, Haveyougoneaway, Paulassilverlining

Male Turf Horse: Flintshire (GB), Highland Reel (IRE), Tourist

Female Turf Horse: Lady Eli, Miss Temple City, Tepin

Steeplechase Horse: Rawnaq (IRE), Scorpiancer (IRE), Top Striker

Owner: Juddmonte Farms, Inc., Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, Spendthrift Farm LLC

Breeder: Clearsky Farms, Darley, WinStar Farm, LLC

Trainer: Bob Baffert, Chad Brown, Mark Casse

Jockey: Javier Castellano, Jose Ortiz, Mike Smith

Apprentice Jockey: Kevin Gomez, Lane Luzzi, Luis Ocasio

Eclipse Awards Week Schedule of Events