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NTRA ANNOUNCES NEW DATE AND SITE FOR ECLIPSE AWARDS DINNER

ESPN's Kenny Mayne Returns as Host

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced that the date and site for the Eclipse Awards dinner has been changed to Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, La. The dinner previously was scheduled for Monday, Jan. 29 at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, which remains the hotel of choice for Eclipse Award attendees.

ESPN personality Kenny Mayne, known for his dry, offbeat humor, returns as master of ceremonies for the Eclipse Awards dinner. Mayne hosted last year's sell-out event at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The popular SportsCenter, anchor who also hosts ESPN's 2-Minute Drill game show, is a longtime fan of horseracing and grew up with the sport at Longacres Racecourse in Seattle.

"The change in venue allows us to give our guests the best possible 'theater' experience for the awards ceremony itself and the Saenger provides a spectacular backdrop to our dinner," said Keith Chamblin, NTRA vice president-industry relations and marketing.

The historic Saenger Theatre is a New Orleans landmark. Opened in 1927, the theatre was built to echo an Italian Baroque courtyard, complete with atmospheric lighting arranged in patterns that resemble stars in the night sky. The Saenger presents musical, theatrical and performing arts entertainment throughout the year and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility will be transformed into a private dinner-theatre for the Eclipse Awards ceremony.

Tickets for the Eclipse Awards dinner are $300 per individual. For reservations, contact Jamie Haydon at the NTRA's Lexington office, (859) 245-6853, or via e-mail at jhaydon@ntra.com. Attendees should make their hotel reservations directly with the Ritz-Carlton by calling (800) 241-3333 or (504) 524-1331 and requesting the NTRA group rate for the Eclipse Awards.

NTRA Thoroughbred Notebook (12/7)

The Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Eclipse Awards are also given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing. The awards are presented by the NTRA, the.NTWA and DRF.

The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of Thoroughbred interests, which in addition to racetracks, includes owners, breeders, off-track betting organizations, trainers, jockeys, veterinarians and sales companies, among others. Through membership dues and funding from other horseracing interests, like the American Quarter Horse Association, the NTRA markets, advertises, promotes and televises Thoroughbred racing in North America. It also serves as a catalyst for industry-wide programs benefiting members in group purchasing, telecommunications and technology, consumer research and legislative initiatives. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. A compendium of NTRA press releases appears on the NTRA Web site, ntra.com. Contact the NTRA at ntra@ntra.com.

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