Los Angeles to Host 2005 Eclipse Awards Ceremony

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that the 34th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing's divisional Champions for 2004, will be held on Monday evening, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The black-tie dinner returns to the Beverly Wilshire, which played host to the 32nd Eclipse Awards ceremony in 2003. Next year's Eclipse Awards follows a weekend of racing at Santa Anita Park and Monday afternoon's Big Sport of Turfdom luncheon, hosted by the Turf Publicists of America (TPA).

The Eclipse Awards are presented by the NTRA, the National Turf Writers Association (NTWA) and Daily Racing Form. In addition to honoring champion horses and humans for year-long excellence, Eclipse Awards are also given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing.