Fewer than 50 tickets remain for Saturday’s 45th Annual Eclipse Awards presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group. The black-tie-optional event honoring the 2015 champions of Thoroughbred racing will be held in the Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla., with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the ceremony at 8 p.m. (all times Eastern).
Tickets to the Eclipse Awards are $400 each and also include admission to a Thursday evening cocktail reception at Adena Grill & Wine Bar, the Friday night “Moulin Rouge” party in the Gulfstream Park walking ring, a Saturday morning VIP Welcome Breakfast at the official event hotel – the Diplomat Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton – and the official Eclipse Awards After Party Presented by the Keeneland Association at Frankey’s Sports Bar.
Eclipse Awards tickets and hotel reservations can be had by contacting 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.