Eclipse Awards Starting at 8 p.m. This Year

The 39th Annual Eclipse Awards featuring the announcement of Horse of the Year will begin at 8 p.m. ET Jan. 18, 2010 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The event is at an earlier time than last year, when it started at 9:30 p.m.

The Eclipse Awards, honoring Thoroughbred racing’s Champions of 2009 in 17 human and equine categories, are presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the National Turf Writers Association, and Daily Racing Form.

“Due to the enormous interest in this year’s Eclipse Awards, the three organizations have decided to start the proceedings earlier than in the past in order to accommodate major media deadlines,” said Keith Chamblin, NTRA senior vice president of communications and industry relations.

Tickets are available for $350 each or $3,500 for a table of 10. For ticket purchases and room reservations, contact Michele Ravencraft at, or call (859) 422-2657. Order forms for tickets are also available at 

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