History

Established in 1971, 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). An Eclipse Award also is presented to the winner of the Daily Racing Form/National Handicapping Championship. Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing.