The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Feb. 13 that the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund is distributing more than $10 million in awards for 2013 races.
The three finalists for champion 2-year-old male of 2013 each made three starts, and each has a grade I victory. The situation didn't make it easy for Eclipse Award voters. Or did it?
Ray Paulick, publisher of The Paulick Report, was presented with this year's Stan Bergstein Writing Award by Team Valor International Dec. 11 during the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing and Gaming.
The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will honor jockey Ramon Dominguez, racing benefactors Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, broadcaster Jack Whitaker, and sportswriter Bob Fortus at its 54th awards dinner Oct. 30.
Blood-Horse Publications received a number of awards at the 2013 American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program June 22 at the organization's annual seminar in Colorado Springs.
All joking aside, trainer D. Wayne Lukas seems pretty confident his horses will have some say in the outcome of the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Significant Bling, bred and owned by Blazing Meadows Farm, is the first 2-year-old filly to be voted Ohio horse of the year in the 49 years of the award.
The Lumber Guy, a finalist for the 2012 Eclipse Award for male sprinter, was named New York horse of the year, champion 3-year-old male, and champion male sprinter during the NYTB awards banquet April 15.
Paynter's recovery from life-threatening battles with laminitis and colitis after his victory in the 2012 Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park was voted by fans the 2012 NTRA Moment of the Year.
Nick Nicholson, who retired as president of Keeneland in September of last year, will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for his leadership and achievements on behalf of the Thoroughbred industry, officials said Jan. 7.
Dale Romans received the Big Sport of Turfdom Award during a lunch held in conjunction with the University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Dec. 5 in Tucson.
Racing participants and Turf writers were honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters during the organization's awards banquet Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year Sept. 7 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Keeneland in Lexington.
The deadline for nominations for the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award is Aug. 31.
Blood-Horse Publications received a number of awards June 2 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held in Williamsburg, Va.
Team Block's Never Retreat narrowly beat out a pair of 3-year old champions in Inglorious and Pender Harbour to be named Canada's Horse of the Year for 2011 at the 37th Sovereign Awards.
The Jockeys' Guild, meeting in south Florida for its annual assembly, on Jan. 30 presented awards to Jacky Martin, Deshawn Parker, and Dave Hicks.
The Eclipse Awards ceremony for 2013 will move to Gulfstream Park in Florida under a new sponsorship involving The Stronach Group, which owns the racetrack.
The 2011 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category has gone to Thoroughbred Times Co. for its "Breeders' Cup -- On the Scene" coverage of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Graham Motion and others were recognized Dec. 6 during a luncheon at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming.
Terry Wallace, who retired as Oaklawn Park's track announcer in June after 37 seasons of racing, will be among the 2012 class of inductees into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in February 2012.
Undefeated Black Caviar was named Australian Racehorse of the Year during a Sept. 17 awards ceremony. The mare has won all 13 of her starts, including six group I events.
The award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production will again be presented at the International Simulcast Conference this year in Scottsdale, Ariz. The deadline for all entries is Aug. 15.
Joe Bryce, chief legislative officer for the Maryland governor, indicated May 19 discussions held later this year will be of utmost importance to Maryland horse racing.
Brereton Jones' homebred filly Biofuel, winner of four stakes at Woodbine in 2010, was named Canada's Horse of the Year April 1 during the Sovereign Awards presentations at Woodbine.
Terry Wallace, the voice of Arkansas horse racing since 1975, was honored March 19 with the Arkansas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's Man of the Year Award for 2011.
Forest Boyce, 26, has a chance to become the 10th Maryland-based rider to win the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice jockey.
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has honored longtime president Sam Gordon as man of the year, while Herb Elkins got the organization's lifetime achievement award.
- By Tom LaMarra
Jockey Mike Smith, winner of the Big Sport of Turfdom Award for the second straight year, dedicated the honor to Zenyatta, the now-retired champion mare he rode in many of her races.
The Wertheimer family's Goldikova, who on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs won her third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), was named Horse of the Year in the Cartier Awards.
Trainer Hal Wiggins, who plans to retire at the end of November, is the recipient of the 2009 Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award given by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners.
Breeders of Kentucky-bred champions were honored during a ceremony April 22 at Keeneland.
The Race Track Chaplaincy of America will honor racing's unsung heroes with it sixth White Horse Award presented by Taylor Made at Santa Anita Park Oct. 23, the day before the start of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The 2008 Eclipse Awards ceremony will return to South Florida Jan. 26, 2009, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Sept. 19.
They all have stories to tell. And it's those stories that brought them together the evening of Sept. 5 to be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association dinner recognizing breeders in various states.
Mike Owens has been named Farm Manager of the Year for 2008 by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club.
Good Ba Ba, a four-time group I winner this season, was crowned horse of the year as well as the champion miler and most popular horse of the year at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony July 1.
Equine Advocates will hold its seventh awards dinner and charity auction July 31.
"Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart," written by Sean Clancy and published by Blood-Horse Publications' Eclipse Press division, has won a 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced its 2008 inductees May 20. Four horses and four people will be honored at a Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Mississauga Convention Centre Aug. 28.
Talkin About Love, a winner of five of her seven starts last year, has been named New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old female for 2007 by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey.
Rags to Riches, the first filly in 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), was voted champion 3-year-old filly of 2007. She finished ahead of two other Todd Pletcher trainees--Octave and Panty Raid--in Eclipse Award voting.
The 2007 Ohio Horse of the Year and 14 divisional champions will not only be selected by turf writers and racing secretaries. For the first time, the public and members of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners will be able to vote on the year-end honors.
Award-winning horse racing and sports announcer Kenny Rice will host the 37th Eclipse Awards Jan. 21, 2008, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 21.
Trainer Michael Dickinson received the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Award during a Nov. 27 luncheon in London, England.
Miss Andretti is widely regarded as the best sprinter on the planet. She leads the Global Sprint Challenge, is now in Hong Kong readying herself for the $2.5-million Cathay Pacific International Sprint (HK-I), and on Nov. 26 in Australia she was crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year.
Clifford Barry of Pin Oak Stud has been named 2007 farm manager of the year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club.
Louis Romanet, who will retire Dec. 31 after 40 years as director general of France Galop, received The Jockey Club Medal Oct. 8 for exceptional contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.
Jockey Calvin Borel, noted veterinary surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage, and award-winning racing journalist Dick Jerardi will be honored Oct. 24 with awards presented by the National Turf Writers Association.
Phyllis Shetron, an advocate for the backstretch worker, a founding member of the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, and a trainer, is the 2007 winner of the Dogwood Dominion Award.
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