- Eclipse Award
The Eclipse Award is an American
thoroughbred horse racingaward named after the 18th century British racehorseand sire, Eclipse. The Eclipse Awards, honoring the champions of the sport, are sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association(NTRA), Daily Racing Formand the National Turf Writers Associationwho select all finalists at the end of the year. Those same voters then vote any of the three finalists in each category. Winners are announced in January of the next year.
The most prestigious Eclipse Award for horses is the Horse of the Year title.
The equivalent in
Australiais the Australian Thoroughbred racing awards, in Canadathe Sovereign Awards, and in Europe, the Cartier Racing Awards.
The Eclipse Award categories:
American Horse of the Year
American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt
American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly
American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse
American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
American Champion Older Male Horse
American Champion Older Female Horse
American Champion Sprint Horse
American Champion Female Sprint Horse
American Champion Male Turf Horse
American Champion Female Turf Horse
# Outstanding Steeplechase horse
# Outstanding Owner
# Outstanding Breeder
# Outstanding Trainer
# Outstanding Jockey
# Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
Eclipse Special Award
National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year
* [http://www.ntra.com/content.aspx?type=features&id=7650 National Thoroughbred Racing Association]
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