Saturday, January 27

Eclipse Awards winners



Two-Year-Old Male: Good Magic

Two-Year-Old Filly: Caledonia Road

Three-Year-Old Male: West Coast

Three-Year-Old Filly: Abel Tasman

Older Dirt Male: Gun Runner

Older Dirt Female: Forever Unbridled

Male Sprinter: Roy H

Female Sprinter: Unique Bella

Male Turf Horse: World Approval

Female Turf Horse: Lady Eli

Steeplechase Horse: Scorpiancer

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Breeder: Clearsky Farms

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Apprentice Jockey: Evin A. Roman

Trainer: Chad Brown

Horse of the Year: Gun Runner

Award of Merit
The recipient of the Award of Merit, voted on by a panel of representatives from the three presenting organizations and previously announced, is Frank Stronach. The Award of Merit is presented to honor outstanding lifetime achievement in the Thoroughbred industry.
Special Award
The recipient of the Special Awards, as voted by a panel representing the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form, and previously announced, are San Luis Rey Downs/Camarero Racetrack Rescue and Response, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association for improvements in federal regulations for horseplayers and the industry.
Media Eclipse Awards
Media Eclipse Awards also are given in the categories of photography, audio and multi-media Internet, news/enterprise writing, feature/commentary writing, national television–feature and national television–live racing programming to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing. The 2017 Media Eclipse Awards winners, determined by a judges’ panel for each category and previously announced, are:
Live Racing Programming – NBC Sports – “2017 Kentucky Derby,” Rob Hyland, Coordinating Producer; May 6, 2017.
Television Feature – NBCSN –  “My Kentucky Home,” Tom Hammond, Narrator and co-producer; May 3, 2017.
Audio/Multi-Media and Internet – Daily Racing Form – “Chasing Man o’ War’s Ghost,” Barbara Livingston, writer, photographer and narrator, March 24, 2017.
Writing – News/Enterprise – Denise Steffanus – “A Call for Common Sense Testing,” Trainer magazine, February-March, 2017.
Writing – Feature/Commentary – Jason Frakes – “Gunnevera Trainer Kidnapped Twice, Now in Kentucky Derby,” which was published in the Louisville Courier-Journal on April 30, 2017.
Photography – Nancy Rokos – “Fractious Two-Year-Old,” Burlington (N.J.) County Times, October 7, 2017.
 
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