TVG to Air Eclipse Awards Dinner on Jan. 17

Program will be highlighted by Horse of the Year award.

For the seventh consecutive year, TVG will air the Eclipse Awards dinner from the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel on Monday, Jan. 17. The event will be highlighted by crowning the Horse of the Year, which is a hotly contested race between finalists Blame , Goldikova, and Zenyatta.

With Todd Schrupp, Simon Bray and Christina Olivares serving as host, analyst and on-site interviewer, TVG’s broadcast will begin at 6 p.m. EST with a one-hour pre-show program showing the arrival of the evening’s key participants as well as their reflections on the past year in racing.

The pre-show will be followed by the awards ceremony, at which the sport’s 2010 champion horses and individuals will be announced. The programming will conclude with a post-show segment, highlighted by live reactions from the connections of the newly crowned Horse of the Year.

The Eclipse Awards show is produced by NTRA Productions in association with TVG.

"This marks the seventh consecutive year that TVG has aired the Eclipse Awards show and there’s a level of excitement this year that exceeds any we’ve done in the past," said Tony Allevato, executive producer and senior vice president for TVG.

"Bringing the Eclipse Awards to fans at home is something we feel strongly about," said Keith Chamblin, senior vice president of the NTRA.