Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsEclipse Award
IN THE NEWS

Eclipse Award

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
January 5, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE
Laffit Pincay, who already has won more Eclipse Awards than any other jockey or trainer, will be getting a sixth later this month. Pincay, who broke Bill Shoemaker's record when he rode his 8,834th winner in a race at Hollywood Park on Dec. 10, has been named the recipient of a special Eclipse Award. Special Eclipse awards are given from time to time for outstanding achievements in racing. Pincay will be one of the honorees at the Beverly Hilton on Jan.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
February 18, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
If anything was learned at Santa Anita this weekend, it's that the $15,000 stud fee for Eclipse Award winner Midnight Lute needs to be raised. There were three horses from the first crop of foals by Midnight Lute that won Saturday and Sunday, all trained by Bob Baffert, who was the trainer when Midnight Lute won the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 2007 and 2008. Shakin It Up, under jockey David Flores, was the biggest winner of the weekend, taking Sunday's Grade II, $150,000 San Vicente Stakes by one length over Treasury Bill in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds.
Advertisement
SPORTS
January 10, 1985
Bill Christine of The Los Angeles Times, and Eddie Donnally, a former jockey who writes for the Dallas Morning News, are co-winners of the Eclipse Award for thoroughbred racing's outstanding newapaper story in 1984, it was announced Wednesday at Lake Success, N.Y. Frank Deford of Sports Illustrated won an Eclipse Award for his magazine coverage. The three will be honored at the Eclipse awards dinner in Los Angeles Feb. 8.
SPORTS
April 26, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting began Thursday with a dramatic finish in the featured $72,350 Harry Henson Stakes for 3-year-olds going six furlongs. American Act, under jockey Rafael Bejarano, rallied from last in a field of six and, after badly drifting to the outside entering the stretch, came on to win by a nose over Senor Rain in a race switched to the cushion track from the turf because of rain. "He never showed signs of doing anything like that before," trainer Jack Carava said.
SPORTS
January 9, 1985 | Associated Press
Pat Day and Jack Van Berg were surprise winners of Eclipse Awards as 1984's top jockey and trainer, respectively, and John Henry, the golden gelding, won his sixth Eclipse Award Tuesday. Two horses, Swale and Eillo, were honored posthumously. Swale, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, who died a week after the June 9 Belmont, was voted 3-year-old of the year. Eillo, winner of the Nov. 10 Breeders' Cup Sprint, who died of colic in December, was named champion sprinter.
SPORTS
January 26, 1990 | From United Press International
Sunday Silence, trainer Charlie Whittingham and jockey Kent Desormeaux are the favorites to capture the remaining 1989 Eclipse Awards Saturday during a ceremony at Santa Anita. Sunday Silence is the strongest choice to win in his category, Horse of the Year. The spirited black colt defeated rival Easy Goer in three of four meetings last year--the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic--and also won the Santa Anita Derby and the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.
SPORTS
January 10, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY
When the vote breakdowns for the 1989 Eclipse Awards are announced--supposedly sometime today after a baffling delay--there is a chance that 2-year-old champion colt Rhythm will have received fewer votes than runner-up Grand Canyon. Now, that might not bother the everyday racing fan. An Eclipse Award doesn't make a horse run any faster. And it did not appear to faze William T. Young, who owns 75% of Grand Canyon in partnership with trainer Wayne Lukas. "It was a disappointment," Young said.
SPORTS
January 3, 1998 | Bill Christine
The Eclipse award voting for 1997 is so tricky that five of the seven winners on Breeders' Cup day could be shut out when the divisional champions are announced next Thursday. Favorite Trick and Countess Diana, who won the Breeders' Cup races for 2-year-olds at Hollywood Park, are shoo-ins for Eclipses, but the others may be caught in tight votes. Consider: * Skip Away, winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic, has been denigrated by some voters because he was beaten in seven of 11 starts.
SPORTS
January 8, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Wayne Lukas, who entered the thoroughbred business full-time in 1978, and owner Gene Klein, who began buying horses as the result of his wife Joyce's interest in 1982, won four 1985 Eclipse Awards Tuesday--two for themselves and two for horses they raced. Lukas, whose coast-to-coast stable set records with 70 stakes wins and $11.1 million in purses, was voted the Eclipse as the year's outstanding trainer. The Kleins, whose horses earned a record $5.
SPORTS
April 10, 1996 | Associated Press
Writer Stephanie Diaz was stripped of her Eclipse Award for magazine writing about horse racing Tuesday after an arbitrator found apparent plagiarism in her entry. Arbitrator Frank McCulloch, while unable to determine whether Diaz or an editor was responsible, ruled that "passages, phrases and concepts" in two of the entries appeared to have been taken from other sources. Diaz won the magazine award for several articles published in The Backstretch, a Louisville-based magazine.
SPORTS
April 25, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
Hollywood Park will begin its annual lengthy spring/summer meeting with a new name and a top attraction. Thursday will mark opening day at Betfair Hollywood Park. It begins a program of Thursday-Sunday racing that will contest $6.8 million in stakes money and will carry on right through racing's Triple Crown season to a July 15 ending. Thursday's opening-day feature will be the $70,000 Harry Henson Stakes. But Friday's first evening card will attract the weekend's most attention, with the appearance of Acclamation, an Eclipse Award winner last year and winner of Del Mar's Pacific Classic.
SPORTS
November 4, 2011
Breeders' Cup race-by-race rundown from Eric Sondheimer: Ladies' Classic Royal Delta surged from third place at the top of the stretch to win the $2-million Ladies' Classic, beating It's Tricky by 21/2 lengths in the 11/8-mile race. Favorite Plum Pretty from trainer Bob Baffert's stable led by a head at the stretch but fell to fifth. Juvenile Sprint Secret Circle, the first of nine scheduled Breeders' Cup starters for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, came through as the odds-on favorite.
SPORTS
September 25, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Opening day of Santa Anita Park's autumn horse racing meet is Friday, and the jockey who is perhaps the nation's best will be there hoping to dominate the season. Duarte's Garrett Gomez, 39, won the Eclipse Award for outstanding jockey in 2007 and 2008 with skills he displays atop an estimated 900 horses per year, including an upset of then-unbeaten Zenyatta last year in the Breeders' Cup Classic aboard Blame. Gomez has endured a typically frenetic week in a jockey's life, upset by the broken ankle suffered Thursday while he worked out three-time graded turf stakes winner Banned at Santa Anita.
SPORTS
January 22, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Curlin was named horse of the year Monday night at the 37th Eclipse Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in front of a black-tie crowd and a national TVG audience. Southern California jockey Garrett Gomez earned jockey of the year and Joe Talamo won the award for apprentice jockey. Maggi Moss, the Iowa lawyer profiled in Monday's Times, finished third in the balloting for owner of the year.
SPORTS
January 21, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Maggi Moss is accustomed to the wide-open spaces of Iowa, not the traffic congestion she experienced while driving from Beverly Hills to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday afternoon -- the day before a three-day holiday weekend. "I can't believe this traffic," the horse owner said on her cellphone as she drove on the 10 Freeway with her friend and former college roommate, Debbie Long of Lexington, Ky. "It took us forever just to get out of Beverly Hills."
SPORTS
January 23, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Less than two weeks before he begins a defense of his title, Invasor was named horse of the year for 2006 at the annual Eclipse Awards dinner held Monday night at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. A winner of four of five starts last year for Shadwell Stable and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, Invasor wrapped up the honor with a win over Bernardini and Lava Man in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.
SPORTS
January 22, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Curlin was named horse of the year Monday night at the 37th Eclipse Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in front of a black-tie crowd and a national TVG audience. Southern California jockey Garrett Gomez earned jockey of the year and Joe Talamo won the award for apprentice jockey. Maggi Moss, the Iowa lawyer profiled in Monday's Times, finished third in the balloting for owner of the year.
SPORTS
January 25, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
If a Laker player said Kobe Bryant was carrying the team these days, he would be speaking figuratively. But when Emma-Jayne Wilson was named "outstanding apprentice jockey" at Monday night's Eclipse Awards, she was speaking literally when she said, "I want to thank the horses for carrying me." * Trivia time: When the first Eclipse Awards were presented in 1971, who won the award for "outstanding jockey"? This person won the honor four more times.
SPORTS
January 17, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Even though Folklore, all but a lock to win an Eclipse Award in six days as the 2-year-old filly champion of 2005, was beaten in her 3-year-old debut Monday, the result of the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes was agreeable to owner-breeders Bob and Beverly Lewis and trainer Wayne Lukas. Dance Daily was coupled in the betting with the 1-5 favorite, who finished third, and she saved the day for the Lewises and Lukas, winning the Grade II by a nose over 9-2 second choice Talullah Lula.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|