12/27/2012 4:47PM

Eclipse Awards to DRF's Cain Oakford, NBC Sports, ESPN


Glenye Cain Oakford, a Daily Racing Form reporter, has been named the recipient of the Eclipse Award for Audio/Multi-Media Internet, the organizations administering the Eclipse Awards announced on Thursday along with two other winners.

Cain Oakford was honored for a piece appearing on the DRF website on Feb. 28 called “Zenyatta: Wait for First Foal Combines Science, Art and Anticipation.” It combined written text and video to outline the foaling process, including film of a live birth delivered by Eduardo Terrazas at Terrazas Thoroughbreds.

“The public doesn’t often get to see that drama, and I hoped through the video and story they could,” Cain Oakford said in a release. “I’m very grateful to Eduardo and night-watchman Troy Saylor for telling that story so eloquently and in such touching, honest, personal terms.”

Also on Thursday, the organizers of the awards announced that NBC Sports will receive the Eclipse Award for Live Programming for its 2 1/2-hour broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on May 5. The broadcast was produced by Rob Hyland. NBC has won nine awards in the category for live programming.

ESPN will receive the Eclipse Award for Television-Features, for an “E:60” program on the network that aired on Oct. 30. The program followed the rescue, recovery, and rehabilitation of a filly, Notinrwildestdremz, after being put up for adoption following a raid on Center Brook Farm in 2009. The program was produced by Heather Lombardo, and was written and narrated by multiple Eclipse Award-winner Bill Nack.

The Eclipse Award ceremonies are scheduled for Jan. 19 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.