CONTEST ASKS FANS TO PICK TOP ECLIPSE AWARD WINNERS
The NTRA today announced that voting is underway at www.NTRA.com in the NTRA Eclipse 50 Contest which asks fans to select their top 10 favorite Eclipse Awards champions, along with their favorite champion jockey and trainer, from the past 50 years.
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One contest participant will be selected to win a trip for two to Lexington, Ky., and spend a day at the races at Keeneland Race Course, tour the Four Roses Bourbon Distillery and visit historic Spendthrift Farm, one of the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred stallion farms.
The Eclipse 50 ballot consists of 10 horses, one jockey and one trainer from each of the past five decades selected by a panel consisting of media, racing historians and others. The complete list of the Eclipse 50 champion horses and individuals can be accessed at the following link: https://www.ntra.com/wp-content/uploads/NTRA-Eclipse-50-Horses_Individuals.pdf.
Fans may enter the Eclipse 50 Contest one time per valid name, e-mail address and phone number at https://www.ntra.com/fanvote/. Eclipse 50 voting will conclude on Monday, January 25. The winning entry along with the all-time top 10 equine champions, jockey and trainer will be announced on January 28 on the Eclipse Awards virtual broadcast on TVG, Racetrack Television Network and other outlets.
Each day throughout the promotional period the NTRA will release video vignettes of different Champions selected to be among the Eclipse 50 greats. Click on the following links to view the first two vignettes in the series to be released: https://www.ntra.com/eclipse50-horse1 and https://www.ntra.com/eclipse50-horse2/.
Individuals participating on the panel that selected the Eclipse 50 and Champion trainers and jockeys were: Edward L. Bowen, Charlsie Cantey, Adam Coglianese, Irwin Cohen, Steven Crist, Dora Delgado, Tom Durkin, Bob Ehalt, Bill Finley, Tracy Gantz, Jim Gluckson, Amy Gregory, Tom Hammond, Evan Hammonds, Gregory Harbut, Steve Haskin, Charles Hayward, Jay Hovdey, Alicia Hughes, Dave Johnson, Jonathon Kinchen, Cate Masterson, Tom Law, Tim Layden, Amy Owens, Ray Paulick, Tom Pedulla, Mike Penna, Jay Privman, William (Billy) Reed, Jennie Rees, Ramiro Restrepo, Tom Robbins, Peter Rotondo, Andy Serling, Ellis Starr, Todd Schrupp, Mary Simon, Lynne Snierson, Denise Steffanus, Sonny Taylor, and Jon White.