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#JustifyandI: Submit Your Personal Photos With Justify For Special NTRA Video Montage

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that it is asking fans and horsemen to submit their personal photos with Triple Crown winner Justify for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards ceremony next January. Submissions can be made on Twitter by using the hashtag #JustifyandI or […]

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Dan Perlsweig, Trainer Of Champion Lord Avie, Dies At 91

Longtime trainer Dan Perlsweig, conditioner of 1980’s juvenile champion Lord Avie, died Tuesday at the age of 91, the Thoroughbred Daily News reported. During a career that spanned a quarter century beginning in 1976, Perlsweig won 505 races from 3,870 starts, collecting another 508 seconds and 518 thirds. Based in New Jersey and Florida, he […]

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‘We Still Think We Have The Best Horse’: Bolt D’Oro Returns To Work Tab

Bolt d’Oro had his first breeze of the year Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park, doing his best to assuage the feelings of owner/trainer Mick Ruis after Thursday night’s Eclipse Awards. Good Magic, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, was chosen as the 2017 2-Year-Old Champion by a margin of just 18 votes over Bolt […]

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No Surprise Here: Gun Runner Crowned 2017 Horse Of The Year, Champion Older Male

Gun Runner was crowned 2017 Horse of the Year and champion older male at the Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25. The Eclipse Awards, presented by The Stronach Group, Daily Racing Form and the Breeders’ Cup, are voted on by the NTRA, Daily Racing Form (DRF) and the National Turf Writers And […]

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WinStar To Sponsor TVG’s Live Coverage Of Eclipse Awards

WinStar Farm – the Versailles, Ky., breeding operation that is home to leading stallions like Tiznow, Distorted Humor and Pioneerof the Nile – has signed on as the primary sponsor for TVG’s live coverage of the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group on January 25 at 8 p.m. ET. TVG also […]

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Gun Runner: ‘Horse Of The Year On Thursday And A Chance To Prove It On Saturday’

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen has a big week ahead. On Thursday, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner – whom Asmussen has saddled to 11 victories and $8.9 million in earnings – is expected to be named Horse of the Year at the 47th Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park. Two days later, Gun […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: More Thoughts On The Eclipse Awards

The Eclipse Award ceremony will be held at Gulfstream Park Thursday, Jan. 25. In last week’s column, we took a brief look at the finalists in both the 2- and 3-year-old divisions. This week we’ll look at the remaining equine categories. Male Sprinter: Finalists are Imperial Hint, Mind Your Biscuits and Roy H. The favorite […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Thinking Green?

The Eclipse Awards ceremony to honor accomplishments from 2017 takes place next week at Gulfstream Park, and while there isn’t much drama when it comes to the major awards, there are some things to discuss. In this episode of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick debate whether turf races should start carrying more […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Thoughts On The Eclipse Awards

The finalists for the 2017 Eclipse Awards were announced last week, and while many of the nominees were expected, there did wind up being a few surprises sprinkled throughout the categories. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the divisions this week. 2-Year-Old Male: Finalists – Bolt d’Oro, Good Magic, Solomini. Despite finishing […]

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Camarero, San Luis Rey Responders To Receive Special Eclipse Award

In recognition of countless acts of heroism, bravery, and benevolence in the face of tragedy, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that the Special Eclipse Award will be awarded to all responders who assisted in mitigating the year’s worst racehorse-related disasters – […]

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