Former New York track announcer Tom Durkin will be presented with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in thoroughbred racing. The Eclipse Awards are voted on by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters.
Fan voting to determine the 16th annual NTRA Moment of the Year has begun. The winning moment will be revealed the morning of Jan. 16 at the annual ThoroFan Awards Breakfast at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
She was a forgotten longshot going into the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1. Now, Take Charge Brandi is the leading 2-year-old filly in the land and making a late charge in Horse of the Year discussion.