2000 ECLIPSE AWARDS (Entire Televised Broadcast)
Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon the Thoroughbred horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the title of Champion in their respective divisions. 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 eighteen starts, including eight walkovers. ECLIPSE sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.
The 2000 Eclipse Awards were handed out and unlike in past years, there were no surprises at all. As expected, Breeders' Cup winners dominated the winners' list with Classic winner TIZNOW capturing both Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse-of-the-Year. The closest decision was in the Male Turf division, with Turf winner KALANISI edging out Mile winner WAR CHANT.
Other awards went to RIBOLETTA (Champion Older Female), MACHO UNO (Champion Two-Year-Old Colt), CARESSING (Champion Two-Year-Old Filly), SURFSIDE (Champion Three-Year-Old Filly), LEMON DROP KID (Champion Handicap Male), PERFECT STING (Champion Turf Female) and KONA GOLD (Champion Sprinter).
FRANK STRONACH swept both the Outstanding Owner and Breeder awards but his trainer JOE ORSENO lost out to BOBBY FRANKEL in the Outstanding Trainer category.
In other people categories...an emotional moment came when young TYLER BAZE won for the Leading Apprentice Jockey; JERRY BAILEY was a no-show for his Outstanding Jockey award and the biggest ovation of the night went to Jim McKay, the longtime ABC commentator, for the Award of Merit for Lifetime Achievement and Contribution to Thoroughbred Racing.
The Eclipse Awards are presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers Association and the Daily Racing Form. The Eclipse Awards give us a chance to reflect on the best equine and human performances of the year; the goal is to tell the stories behind the most pivotal moments and players in Thoroughbred racing and make the viewer feel as though he or she is right there in the room with the athletes and others who make our sport great!
Don't miss the excitement of the culmination of another year of great racing...the 2000 ECLIPSE AWARDS!
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|