eclipse award of merit

End Of An Era: Marylou Whitney, Queen Of Saratoga, Dead At 93

Marylou Whitney, whose philanthropic initiatives and contributions to racing earned her the nicknames “Queen of Saratoga” and “Grand Dame of Saratoga” among other honors, died Friday, July 19, at her Cady Hill home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She was 93. For seven decades, Mrs. Whitney was among the most successful owners in Thoroughbred racing. She […]

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Jan. 24 Eclipse Awards To Be Shown On Multiple Platforms

The 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, will air live on TVG, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced. Hosted by Jeannine Edwards and highlighted by the announcement of the 2018 Horse of the Year, the Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. ET in the Sport […]

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Joe Harper To Receive Eclipse Award Of Merit

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters today announced that Joe Harper, who has led the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club over the past 40 years and enabled Del Mar to become one of North America’s most successful racetracks, has been selected to receive the Eclipse Award of […]

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Frank Stronach To Receive Eclipse Award Of Merit

Through his extraordinary success in racing, breeding, racetrack ownership and support of retired racehorse programs, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Frank Stronach will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in service to the Thoroughbred […]

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Penny Chenery, La Gran Dama Del Hipismo Norteamericano, Fallece En Colorado A Los 95 Años

Helen “Penny” Chenery, propietaria del Triplecoronado de 1973 Secretariat, y quien de por sí se convirtió en una de las figuras más queridas dentro de la industria por su lucha a favor del purasangre y del rol de las mujeres en los negocios y los deportes, falleció a los 95 años el domingo 16 de […]

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Secretariat Owner Penny Chenery Dies After Complications From Stroke

Helen “Penny” Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who became a well-loved figure in her own right as a champion of Thoroughbreds and women in business and sports, died on Saturday, Sept.16, in her Colorado home following complications from a stroke. She was 95. Penny’s children announced her death through Leonard Lusky, her […]

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Steven Crist, Andrew Beyer To Be Given Eclipse Awards of Merit

Through extraordinary work as journalists and providing a voice for horseplayers while promoting positive change and breakthrough handicapping innovations across North America, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Andrew Beyer and Steven Crist will each receive the Eclipse Award of Merit […]

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Leonard Lavin To Receive Eclipse Award Of Merit

In a career marked by enduring accomplishments in racing, breeding and devotion to the Thoroughbred industry, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters today announced that Leonard Lavin of Glen Hill Farm will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding […]

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Tom Durkin: ‘Horse Racing Is an Obsession Fueled by Dreams’

At the Eclipse Awards ceremony Saturday night, retired track announcer Tom Durkin received the Eclipse Award of Merit for decades of service in the industry. His acceptance speech was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the night. Below is the full transcript of that speech; a video can be found on HRTV. I’m not sure […]

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