The 2013 Eclipse Awards, including the 2013 steeplechase championship, will be available for viewing through several media outlets. The three-hour presentation ceremony, beginning at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, will again be hosted by Jeannine Edwards of ESPN.
Finalists for the Eclipse Award are, in alphabetical order, Bill Pape’s Divine Fortune, Jonathan Sheppard’s Italian Wedding, and Magalen O. Bryant’s Gustavian. Each won a Grade 1 race in 2013 and each placed in a Grade 1 race in a highly competitive season of National Steeplechase Association racing. The winner will be determined by the votes of the Eclipse Awards’ three constituent organizations, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, and Daily Racing Form.
HRTV, the Eclipse Awards’ official broadcast partner, will broadcast the ceremony from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. HRTV will also offer a half-hour Eclipse Awards recap show, hosted by Scott Hazelton, beginning at 11 p.m. EST.
Live coverage of the ceremony will also be available on Dish Network via Racetrack Television Network (RTN), as well as live streaming on DRF.com and HRTV.com.