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.
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).
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.
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.
Part of NTWAB's mission is to donate annually to worthy organizations. Here's a rundown of this year's recipients.
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
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.
Rick Porter, Randy Moss, Matt Hegarty and the Winners Foundation are great examples of outstanding people, and they are very deserving of the awards presented to them at our 58th Annual Dinner on Nov. 2 at The Brigantine.
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Michael Spector, a freelance writer who grew up going to race tracks with his father, is the winner of the fourth annual Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his “2017 Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis” that appeared on RacingDudes.com ahead of this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.