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NTRA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR ECLIPSE AWARDS
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), National Turf Writers Association (NTWA) and Daily Racing Form (DRF) today announced the finalists for the 2000 Eclipse Awards, voted on and presented by the three organizations in recognition of excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Finalists in the 11 equine and five human categories appear below. Winners will be announced at the Eclipse Awards ceremony, which takes place at the historic Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, La., Tuesday, Jan. 30.
Winners of the Special Eclipse Award and the Eclipse Award of Merit, as determined by a committee composed of representatives from the presenting organizations, will be announced on Friday, Jan. 5.
For Eclipse Awards ticket and hotel information, contact Jamie Haydon at the NTRA at (800) 792-6872, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and sire Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.
The finalists for each Eclipse Award category are (in alphabetical order):
2-YEAR-OLD COLT OR GELDING
3-YEAR-OLD COLT OR GELDING
3-YEAR-OLD & UP TURF MALE
3-YEAR-OLD & UP TURF FEMALE
3-YEAR-OLD & UP SPRINT
4-YEAR-OLD & UP MALE
4-YEAR-OLD & UP FEMALE
4-YEAR-OLD & UP STEEPLECHASE
HORSE OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING APPRENTICE JOCKEY
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