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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Kendall-Jackson Winery, Adequan ® and Roberts Communications Network have reached agreements to serve as Official Partners of The Eclipse Awards Presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group and Breeders’ Cup. The 41st annual Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held Monday, January 16, at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Kendall-Jackson Winery was founded in 1982 and is committed to making wines from only the best quality grapes. Today, the winery is committed to producing the highest quality wines. Through responsible land management, sustainable practices and artisan winemaking techniques, Kendall-Jackson is committed to quality in all things.

Adequan ® I.A. is the only FDA-approved, effective, intra-articular injectable treatment for equine non-infectious degenerative joint disease. Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc., is the maker of Adequan ®.

Roberts Communications Network operates the pari-mutuel industry’s largest satellite distribution network, delivering horse and greyhound racing simulcasts to racetracks, off-track betting outlets, and casino race books throughout North America on a year-round basis. Each subscriber orders a unique schedule of simulcasts from specific racetracks. The programming is secured with COMPEL Conditional Access (CA), allowing only authorized subscribers access to the video and audio. Other Roberts Communications Network customers include: shopping channels, sports teams, religious, educational and foreign language broadcasters.

“We greatly appreciate the support of these three companies that share an ongoing love of, and commitment to, the Thoroughbred industry,” said Keith Chamblin, Senior Vice President of the NTRA.  “As Official Partners, all three will significantly contribute to the success of Monday night’s Eclipse Awards.”

The Eclipse Awards Presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group and Breeders’ Cup Limited 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 NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horse racing interests consisting of leading Thoroughbred racetracks, owners, breeders, trainers, horseplayers and affiliated horse racing associations, charged with increasing the popularity of horse racing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA web site,