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Gulfstream to Continue Hosting Eclipse Awards

Facility will honor North America's finest in both 2015 and 2016, NTRA announces.

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino will serve as host for the next two Eclipse Awards ceremonies in January 2015 and 2016 under an agreement with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced March 26.

The 44th annual Eclipse Awards is set for Jan. 17, 2015, in Gulfstream's Sport of Kings Theater.

The Eclipse Awards, which honor excellence in Thoroughbred racing, are presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group, and the Breeders' Cup, and are owned and produced by the NTRA. Gulfstream Park has hosted the Eclipse Awards since 2013.

"We look forward to returning to Gulfstream Park and building on a weeklong series of festivities highlighted by world-class racing at Gulfstream Park, a series of events and parties benefiting important charities, and an awards dinner and show where we celebrate our sport's human and equine champions," said Alex Waldrop, president and CEO of the NTRA.

"Gulfstream Park is delighted to once again host the prestigious Eclipse Awards the next two years," said Tim Ritvo, president of Gulfstream Park and chief operations officer of The Stronach Group. "The fans, horsemen and South Florida community have helped make this event one of the most fan-friendly in our sport. We look forward to working with our partners at the NTRA, Breeders' Cup, and Daily Racing Form in making the next two years memorable for all."

Tickets for the Eclipse Awards will go on sale in November.

The Eclipse Awards are voted on by representatives of NTRA, DRF, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters.