12/21/2007 12:00AM

Horse Racing Alberta gets Eclipse

EmailHorse Racing Alberta, producers of the live telecast of the Alberta Derby for CTV affiliate CFCN in Calgary, Alberta, has won the 2007 Eclipse Award for local television, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Friday.

Horse Racing Alberta was selected by a three-judge panel for its one-hour live telecast of the 2007 Alberta Derby at Stampede Park on June 16. The broadcast, produced by Jeff Robillard and Bruce Yost, featured historical elements of Stampede’s 117-year history.

The broadcast has already been named this year's Sovereign Award winner for Outstanding Film/Video/Broadcast for Thoroughbred racing in Canada. Last year, Horse Racing The judges for the Local Television category were Jack Coffey of Eclipse Productions, Stuart Kirshenbaum of Oak Street Films, and Jay Posner of the San Diego Union Tribune.

Honorable mention went to WAVE-TV in Louisville for its live coverage of Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs on May 5.