Eclipse Awards Return to South Florida

The Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held Jan. 26, 2009, in South Florida.

from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association

The 2008 Eclipse Awards ceremony will return to South Florida Jan. 26, 2009, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Sept. 19.

The event will be held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. It will be the first Eclipse Awards ceremony to be held in Florida since January 2004 in Hollywood. For the last four years, the Eclipse Awards have been presented in Beverly Hills, Calif., and the event will return there in January 2010.

The Eclipse Awards are presented by the NTRA, the National Turf Writers Association, and Daily Racing Form in recognition of excellence in Thoroughbred racing.

Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the title of champion in their respective categories. Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing.