Eclipse Awards

Eclipse Awards Begin at 8 p.m. ET on TVG

UPDATE: Find results of the Eclipse Awards at

Horse racing's highest honors will be doled out tonight at the Eclipse Awards, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on TVG. English broadcaster Nick Luck will host the event, which has honored the best in horse racing since 1971. 

Awards will be given out for the best human and horse achievements in the sport over the past year. Check out the list of finalists in each category below. 

The event will also recognize tragedies that struck a racetrack in Puerto Rico and a training center in Southern California and honor the relief efforts. Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September, destroying much of racetrack Hipodromo Camarero. Last month, a wildfire struck San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall, CA, taking the lives of 46 horses.

Additionally, Frank Stronach (owner/breeder/racetrack owner) will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for lifetime achievement. 

Here are the Eclipse Award finalists (courtesy of 

Horse of the Year: Arrogate, Gun Runner, World Approval

Two-Year-Old Male: Bolt d’Oro, Good Magic, Solomini

Two-Year-Old Filly: Caledonia Road, Moonshine Memories, Rushing Fall

Three-Year-Old Male: Always Dreaming, Battle of Midway, West Coast

Three-Year-Old Filly: Abel Tasman, Elate, Unique Bella

Older Dirt Male:  Arrogate, Collected, Gun Runner

Older Dirt Female: Forever Unbridled, Songbird, Stellar Wind 

Male Sprinter:  Imperial Hint, Mind Your Biscuits, Roy H 

Female Sprinter: Bar of Gold, Paulassilverlining, Unique Bella

Male Turf Horse: Beach Patrol, Talismanic (GB), World Approval 

Female Turf Horse: Lady Eli, Off Limits (IRE), Wuheida (GB)

Steeplechase Horse: All the Way Jose, Mr. Hot Stuff, Scorpiancer (IRE)

Owner: Godolphin Racing LLC, Juddmonte Farms, Winchell Thoroughbreds & Three Chimneys Farm 

Breeder:  Besilu Stables LLC, Clearsky Farms, WinStar Farm, LLC

Trainer:  Steve Asmussen, Bob Baffert, Chad Brown

Jockey: Javier Castellano, Jose Ortiz, Mike Smith

Apprentice Jockey:  Katie Clawson, Hector Rafael Diaz Jr., Evin A. Roman