Tickets for the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards, which will feature the announcement of 2012 Horse of the Year, are now available for purchase. The Eclipse Awards will be held January 19 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
This year's Eclipse Awards features several hotly contested races, including Horse of the Year. Among those expected to contend for 2012 Horse of the Year are Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned; Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor I'll Have Another; Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic heroine Royal Delta; and track record-setting Breeders' Cup Mile winner Wise Dan.
Tickets are available for $375 each or $3,750 for a table of 10. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, located on the ocean and only a short distance from Gulfstream Park. For ticket purchases and room reservations, please contact Michele Ravencraft of the NTRA at email@example.com or call 859-422-2657. Order forms for tickets are available at NTRA.com.
The Eclipse Awards -- which will feature a 'Miami Chic' theme with black-tie attire optional -- will cap off a weeklong series of events, several of which will be tied to charitable causes. The tentative schedule of events includes:
Eclipse Awards voting is conducted by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Daily Racing Form. The Eclipse Awards ceremony is produced by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
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.