Eclipse Awards to be Broadcast Live on HRTV, DRF.COM and RTN

Eclipse Awards to be Broadcast Live on HRTV, DRF.COM and RTN

01/13/2012

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced today that the 41st annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group and Breeders’ Cup, will be broadcast live Monday, January 16 on HRTV, Racetrack Television Network (RTN) and DRF.com. The Eclipse Awards will take place at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

The Eclipse Awards, honoring Thoroughbred racing’s champions in 17 horse and human categories, will air from 8:00-10:30 p.m., ET (5:00-7:30 p.m., PT). Dissemination of the Eclipse Awards broadcast and internet stream is being made available courtesy of Eclipse Awards Official Partner Roberts Communications Network (RCN). RCN will distribute the live television broadcast to all commercial simulcast outlets, its sister company RTN (available on DISH Network channels 9701-9785), HRTV, and select regional racing cable channels. The internet stream and a digital archive for replay purposes will be available on DRF.com, RTN.tv and HRTV.com.

"RTN and Roberts Communications Network are honored to work with the Eclipse Awards partners and to bring this broadcast to viewers around the world,” said RTN President Todd Roberts.

“DRF is extremely pleased to be streaming the Eclipse Awards and contributing DRF’s exclusive coverage and analysis, creating a terrific viewing experience for Thoroughbred racing fans and our industry partners,” said John Hartig, CEO, Daily Racing Form.

The Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group and Breeders’ Cup, are bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Those awards are voted by NTRA, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB). Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing. Other official partners include Adequan ® and Kendall-Jackson Winery.