NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When the 2012 Eclipse Awards are handed out on Saturday, January 19 at Gulfstream Park, DRF.com will be the exclusive website offering FREE live coverage of the awards ceremony, beginning at 8:00 PM ET. Fans can also watch the awards ceremony live on HRTV and HRTV.com, both available by subscription.
The 42nd Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by the Daily Racing Form, National Thoroughbred Racing Association and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, celebrates the horses, owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys whose outstanding achievements in North America have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Eclipse Awards will also be presented to members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing as well as to the winner of the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.
"Daily Racing Form is proud to deliver this highly anticipated show to racing fans around the globe," said John Hartig, CEO, Daily Racing Form. "The annual announcement of the Eclipse Award winners and presentation of awards have a tremendous impact on all aspects of the racing industry, not only on the breeding and sales fronts, but also setting up the 2-year-old champions as the leading Kentucky Derby contenders for 2013."
Adds Hartig, "I'm equally proud of my Daily Racing Form colleagues who will take home four of the six Eclipse Awards given to media contributors in recognition of their breakthrough 2012 coverage of Thoroughbred racing."
Following the Eclipse Awards ceremony, Daily Racing Form will be the go-to source for in-depth and exclusive coverage of the winners. On Sunday, January 20, DRF Breeding will post complete pedigree information for all 11 individual horse winners at DRF.com. The Sunday, January 27 issue of the Daily Racing Form Weekend section will also feature an overview of all the Champions as well as profiles on Eclipse Award-winning breeders and owners.
ABOUT Daily Racing Form
Daily Racing Form, "America's Turf Authority since 1894" for Thoroughbred racing horseplayers and professionals throughout North America, is the Thoroughbred industry's dominant multi-channel media company. Launched in 1894, Daily Racing Form is the only daily newspaper in the U.S. dedicated solely to the coverage of a single sport, publishing up to 2,000 unique pages of statistical and editorial copy every day, in as many as 20 daily editions, 364 days a year. Its companion website, www.DRF.com is the most heavily-trafficked horseracing destination, providing players with the most extensive news coverage in racing, interactive past performances, exclusive handicapping tools, DRF Breeding, and access to DRFBets™, America's fastest growing online and mobile wagering platform. Additionally, Daily Racing Form publishes Harness Eye, the daily newspaper and digital content for Standardbred racing since 1964, offering news, handicapping products, and online wagering functionality specifically for Harness players.
ABOUT The Eclipse Awards
The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and foundation 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 Eclipse Awards 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). Eclipse Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing.
SOURCE Daily Racing Form