NTRA Work on Tax Regulation Reform Spurs Special Eclipse Award

For its efforts to benefit horseplayers and thus the Thoroughbred industry as a whole by lobbying for changes to tax withholding rules allowing bettors to keep more of their winnings, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) will receive a Special Eclipse Award at the 47th annual Eclipse Awards on Thursday, Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park. The Eclipse Awards will air live on TVG at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

Special Eclipse Award to San Luis Rey, Camarero Responders

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 a Special Eclipse Award will be awarded to all responders who assisted in mitigating the year’s worst racehorse-related disasters – the wildfire that claimed 46 Thoroughbreds at Southern California’s San Luis Rey Training Center in December and  a hurricane that left more than 800 Thoroughbreds stranded with limited food and clean water at Puerto Rico’s Hipódromo Camarero in September.

Media Eclipse Award Steering Committee Rules Award Stands

On Jan. 7, the Eclipse Awards Steering Committee issued a statement in the wake of some questions that were raised following an announcement last week that a Media Eclipse Award would go to Daily Racing Form in the the Audio Multi-Media and Internet Category. Here is the statement in its entirety.

47th Annual Eclipse Award Finalists Named

The finalists for the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards were announced today, including Horse of the Year contenders Arrogate, Gun Runner and World Approval. Winners in all categories will be announced at the Eclipse Awards Dinner on Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park. Awards are voted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB).

Frakes, Staffanus, Rokos Win Media Eclipse Awards for Journalism Work

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the Media Eclipse Award winners in the Feature Commentary and News Enterprise Writing categories and the Photography category:  Jason Frakes and Denise Steffanus and Nancy Rokos. Frakes and Steffanus are both NTWAB members.

NTWAB Members Headline NBC Sports, Daily Racing Form Winners of Media Eclipse Awards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced Media Eclipse Award winners in three categories, including one produced, narrated and written by NTWAB member Tom Hammond. Other NBC Sports figures recognized in the awards are also NTWAB members: Jerry Bailey, Donna Brothers, Larry Collmus, and Randy Moss.

Stronach Named for Eclipse Award of Merit

Long a success in racing, breeding, racetrack ownership and support of retired racehorse programs, Frank Stronach was named today by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) to receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in service to the Thoroughbred industry. 

NTWAB Charitable Donations 2017

Part of NTWAB's mission is to donate annually to worthy organizations. Here's a rundown of this year's recipients.

Photos from Our Big Night

Celebrating the NTWAB 58th Annual Awards Dinner with photos by Julie June Stewart

Venue: The Brigantine; Date and Occasion: Nov. 2, 2017, Breeders' Cup at Del Mar; Event Organizer: Loren Hebel-Osborne

2017 Media Eclipse Awards Guidelines

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), in conjunction with Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters released guidelines for the 2017 Media Eclipse Awards.

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