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49th Annual Eclipse Awards

Jan. 23, 2020, Sport of Kings Theatre, Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Fla. 


Eclipse Awards Past Winners (1971-2018)
Eclipse Awards Records

49th Annual Eclipse Awards Photos:

credit: Horsephotos/NTRA

Horseplayer of the Year

Moment of the Year

Male Turf

Female Turf 1

Female Turf 2


Female Sprinter

Male Sprinter


3-Year-Old Male – 1

3-Year-Old Male – 2

3-Year-Old Filly

Apprentice Jockey

2-Year-Old Filly

2-Year-Old Male

Jockey 1

Jockey 2



Older Dirt Female

Older Dirt Male

RUNHAPPY Horse of the Year

RUNHAPPY Horse of the Year – 2

RUNHAPPY Horse of the Year – 3

RUNHAPPY Horse of the Year – 4

additional photos from the evening will be uploaded to Horsephotos.com


49th Annual Eclipse Awards News:

Jan. 23 – Bricks and Mortar Voted 2019 Runhappy Horse of the Year

Jan. 23 – Kentucky Derby DQ Voted 2019 NTRA Moment of the Year
Jan. 22 – Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, Mitole Vie for Top Honors at 49th Annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards
Jan. 22 – Runhappy Eclipse Awards Presented With Support from Record Number of Sponsors and Partners
Jan. 22 – 49th Annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards to be Broadcast live on TVG
Jan. 10 – Runhappy to be Title Sponsor of 49th Annual Eclipse Awards and Runhappy Horse of the Year
Jan. 7 – #NeverEclipsed Social Media Campaign Will Honor Off-Track Thoroughbreds
Jan. 7 – Acacia Courtney, Britney Eurton, Gabby Gaudet to Host 49th Annual Eclipse Awards
Jan. 4 – 2019 Horse of the Year Finalist: Maximum Security
Jan. 4 – 2019 Horse of the Year Finalist: Mitole
Jan. 4 – 2019 Horse of the Year Finalist: Bricks and Mortar
Jan. 4 – 2019 Eclipse Award Finalists Announced
Dec. 31, 2019 – 2019 Moment of the Year Voting Open
Dec. 27, 2019 – 2019 Media Eclipse Award Winners Announced
Dec. 23, 2019 – Eclipse Award Finalists to be Announced Live on Jan. 4


Eclipse Award silhouette

National Horseplayers Championship/NHC Tour

NHC and NHC Tour


NHC Logo (ZIP)
NHC Logo (JPG)
NHC Tour Logo (ZIP)
NHC Tour Logo (JPG)



Bio Book PDF (Alphabetical)

Supplemental pages with late qualifiers will be added Feb. 9.


NHC History At-a-Glance 


Player List (By last name)
Player List (By state, city)
Player List (By qualifying sites) 
Reference – NHC and NHC Tour Winners History and Past Winners Competing This Year
Reference – Characters to Follow


#NHC2018 Complete Official Rules


Jan. 19, 2018 – #NHC2018 Eligible Racetracks Announced
Jan. 17, 2017 – Ferrozzo Wins 2017 NHC Tour
Aug. 4, 2017 – Ferrozzo Wins NHC Tour ‘First Half’
March 28, 2017 – Introducing HorsePlayers, Official Online Qualifying Site of BCBC, NHC
March 16, 2017 – 10th NHC Tour Features New Brand, New Sponsors and Record Prize Pool
Jan. 29, 2017 – NHC 18 and NHC Charity Challenge Recap


Credit “Horsephotos.com/NTRA” unless noted in file name.

2017 NHC Tour winner Mike Ferrozzo
2018 NHC Hall of Fame Inductee Chris Larmey
2018 NHC Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Wolfson Jr. 
NHC 18 winner Ray Arsenault check presentation with Alex Waldrop
NHC 18 winner Ray Arsenault presented Eclipse Award by Alex Waldrop
NHC 18 Final Table players portrait
(l-r: Joe Jarvie, Steve Hartshorn, Steve Wolfson Jr., Lou Filoso, Michael Caposio, Frank Mustari, Ray Arsenault, David Bernal, Ryan Scharnwoske, Dan Kovalesky)
NHC 18 winner Ray Arsenault with Horseplayer of the Year trophy at Eclipse Awards
NHC Treasure Island ballroom
NHC Treasure Island ballroom 2
NHC Treasure Island mutuels line
NHC Treasure Island marquee
NHC Treasure Island marquee night

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Santa Anita Park (credit: HorsePhotos.com)