Eclipse Awards

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  • Tepin is possible to run in the Endeavour Stakes (G3T).

    Tepin Gets Serious in Latest Work

    The morning after she was voted champion turf female for a second consecutive year, Tepin signaled that another reign may be in the making as she worked four furlongs in company with Tamit, covering the distance in a bullet :47 4/5.

  • Classic Empire, jockey Julien Leparoux, and trainer Mark Casse after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)

    Classic Empire Unanimous Champion 2-Year-Old Male

    Classic Empire, a rangy, good-looking son of Pioneerof the Nile, came to hand under the tutelage of Mark and Norm Casse, and then left the rest of the juvenile division in arrears as he claimed the Eclipse Award for 2016’s top 2-year-old male.

  • The Eclipse Awards ceremony will be televised on TVG2

    Eclipse Awards to be Televised on TVG2

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced Jan. 18 that the 46th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony will be televised live on TVG2 and also streamed on multiple outlets Jan. 21.

  • Luxair Jets Official Eclipse Awards Partner

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 17 that LUXAIR JETS (luxairjets.com), which provides private aviation travel on a fleet of some of the world's finest private aircraft, has become an official partner of the Eclipse Awards.

  • Frank Stronach at the podium and Stronach Group executive board member Tim Ritvo

    Stronach Still Seeking New Heights for Racing

    Anyone who doubts Frank Stronach's ability to think big needs only to gaze at the 473-ton steel and bronze statue of Pegasus, the winged stallion of Greek mythology, that captivates visitors as they enter Gulfstream Park.

  • Champion Songbird will return soon to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's California barn

    A Plan for Songbird as Year-End Honors Loom

    Rick Porter is a sporting man and a planning man, and to that end he has mapped out a "perfect-world" scenario for Songbird that will have fans of the Medaglia d'Oro filly drooling in anticipation with hopes that all goes well.

  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winner's Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972 Now known as the Eclipse Awards

    BH 100: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards having taken place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event—and coverage—since the inaugural "Winner’s Circle Awards" dinner took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York Jan. 26, 1972.

  • American Pharoah
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    At Eclipse Awards, 'AP' is King

    The connections of Beholder, La Verdad, and Glen Hill Farm also accepted honors with quote-worthy responses Jan. 16 at the 45th annual Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park.

  • The Zayat Family accepts the 2015 Horse of the Year Award,  2015 Eclipse Awards

    2015 Eclipse Awards

    Who else were awarded honors in the year of American Pharoah?

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    Honor Code Named Champion Older Dirt Male

    Honor Code earned his Eclipse Award the old-fashioned way. He campaigned from late winter until the fall, didn't duck the competition, and won prestigious and historic grade I events in New York.

  • Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Stables Sweeps Owner, Breeder Awards

    When Zayat Stables finally broke through with a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) win with American Pharoah, it proved worth the wait, as he delivered U.S. racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

  • Bob Baffert

    Fourth Outstanding Trainer Eclipse to Baffert

    Successfully managing American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep and Breeders' Cup Classic was a transcendent season in the sport of Thoroughbred racing, and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was rewarded with his fourth Eclipse.

  • Stellar Wind

    Eclipse Nod to Stellar Wind as Top 3YO Female

    Dominating the division in Southern California and a tough-as-nails defeat against the older Stopchargingmaria in the Breeders' Cup was enough for Stellar Wind to be named the Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old filly.

  • Third Straight Eclipse Award for Castellano

    Javier Castellano was voted outstanding jockey after he exceeded his own previous single-season earnings record as his mounts in 2015 earned $28,120,767, surpassing his previous mark of $26,219,907 in 2013.

  • Tepin following her Breeders' Cup Mile victory.
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    Tepin Secures Turf Female Championship

    Tepin secured her Eclipse Award honors with a slam-dunk performance in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), beating the boys by 2 1⁄2 lengths in a race which has now had a female winner upon nine occasions.

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    Nyquist Named Champion 2-Year-Old Male

    Speed, stamina, class, and gameness were the hallmarks in an unbeaten season for J. Paul Reddam's Nyquist, a three-time grade I winner who was the overwhelming choice for the 2015 Eclipse Award for champion 2-year-old male.

  • Joanne and Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Family OK After Fire in Hotel Suite

    Ahmed and Joanne Zayat, in South Florida where their American Pharoah is expected to be crowned with racing's top honor later today, are OK following a fire in the couple's suite late Jan. 15 at the Diplomat.

  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972

    First Time By: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.