Gulfstream Park to Host 2013 Eclipse Ceremony

The Stronach Group, owner of the Florida racetrack, signed on as a sponsor.

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 Stronach Group has joined Daily Racing Form and Breeders' Cup as a presenting sponsor of the Eclipse Awards beginning this year. The 2011 awards will be handed out Jan. 16 in Beverly HIlls, Calif.

“We are delighted to reach this agreement that will take the Eclipse Awards to new and exciting heights,” National Thoroughbred Racing Association president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop said. “The partnership was structured to be multi-faceted and, while it’s too early to get into specifics, it is expected to have many ancillary benefits for both The Stronach Group and the industry as a whole going forward.”

"Our commitment is to provide a first-class customer experience for racing fans and horsemen year-round at our racing properties," Stronach Entertainment Group CEO Greg Avioli said. "We are excited to sponsor the Eclipse Awards, which has always exemplified the best in the sport of racing. We especially look forward to hosting the 2013 Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park, which will be a first for the racing industry."