The finalists for the 2020 Eclipse Awards will be announced Saturday at noon ET in an event televised live by TVG.
The Eclipse Awards, honoring excellence in Thoroughbred racing, are voted on by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, represented by member racetrack racing officials and Equibase field personnel, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form. The awards are produced by the NTRA.
TVG also will televise live the 50th Eclipse Awards ceremony, presented by Spendthrift Farm, on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony also will be streamed on additional outlets.
The Eclipse Awards are sponsored by Spendthrift Farm, Keeneland, Racetrack Television Network, Four Roses Bourbon, Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup, FanDuel Group, The Stronach Group, TVG, Dean Dorton, Stonestreet Farm, Jackson Family Wines, Florida HBPA, Runhappy, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hallway Feeds and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and foundation sire Eclipse, who began racing at age 5 and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.
The Eclipse Awards are bestowed on horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Eclipse Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing.