12/30/2013 1:50PM

Eclipse Award finalists to be announced Jan. 8 on HRTV

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The finalists in the 17 Eclipse Award categories for champion horses and humans will be announced live on HRTV on Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern, the organizers of the awards announced Monday.

Finalists in each of the categories include the top three recipients of votes from the three voting blocs that determine the award winners. The broadcast announcing the finalists will last 30 minutes, the announcers said.

HRTV, which is owned by a partnership of Churchill Downs Inc. and the Stronach Group, is available on Dish Network and some cable affiliates.

The winners in each category will be announced at the Eclipse Award ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Florida on Jan. 18.